Blogmas 2016 – Day 2 – any book

Blogmas 2016 – Day 2 – any book

Hey, look i’m still here and its Day 2 already, go me! Day 2 can be about ‘any book’ so what shall i choose? Well, i’m bending the rules ever so slightly, more of a tweak really and including 2 books! I know, i’m such a rebel! I bought the twelve days of Dash & Lily without realising that there was a book about them that came before, once I did i had to buy it and read them in

Blogmas 2016 – Day 1 – My December TBR

Blogmas 2016 – Day 1 – My December TBR

Hey, i’m taking part in Blogmas 2016 which is a fab daily blogging challenge created and run by The Book Moo What do i have to do? Well, basically you have to blog every day in December using a list of prompts I really love these kinds of challenges and i really, really want to complete it but we’ll see. Only time will tell. So Day 1 is a post about my December TBR is it?  Now I have so

reading for fun

reading for fun

I often hear people say how some books are ‘important’ and should be read even though they may be harrowing, miserable and depressingly long reads. I say RUBBISH! TOSH! and NONSENSE! For me reading has always been my hobby for as long as i can remember. Its a ‘me’ moment when i can sit down, open a book and slide into another world, someone elses life full of humour, pathos, excitement etc. Its about enjoyment for me and if the

Joanne M Harris – Runemarks blog tour

Joanne M Harris – Runemarks blog tour

Welcome to my stop on the Runemarks blog tour where I am more than happy to host another extract. To make sure you read these in the right order you might want to visit Ourfirstyearhere.wordpress.com to read Day 8. If you want to read all the previous and future extracts then this will direct you where you need to go. Isn’t the artwork just gorjuss? Right, down to business   Blurb Day 9 – Extract MALBRY WAS A VILLAGE OF

Why I can’t read Fantastic Beasts

Why I can’t read Fantastic Beasts

I bought myself a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them by the incomparable JK Rowling, I mean how could I not get a copy right? It arrived today after much stalking of Postie by me. It’s a gorgeous, gorgeous book and it shows just how much I wanted it because it’s a hardback and you know i loathe hardback books! So it’s here, I’ve photographed it, hugged it and then finally sit down to read the damn

By The Book Tag

By The Book Tag

It’s been ages since i did a book tag and this one I found by Georgia over at The Bibliomaniac sounds top notch fun dont ya know! She tagged anyone who wants to do it, thanks Georgia. So lets get on with it shall we? What book is on your nightstand now? Well technically I dont have one right now as i’m waiting on my next read to arrive any minute (crosses fingers) but i’ve not long finished The Secret

Christmas reading TBR

Christmas reading TBR

So, once again Christmas is steaming its way towards us at 100 mph and on one hand I cant wait for it to arrive. All the fun, family, food and festivity, its my fav time of the year by far. So…. Here is my Christmas 2016 reading TBR! *all the cheers* Now i never do TBR’s normally because i’m a mood reader and i’ll read whatever I fancy, when i fancy which makes having one pointless coz i’d just be

Top Ten Tuesday – recently added to my TBR pile

Top Ten Tuesday – recently added to my TBR pile

It’s ages since I joined in with a Top Ten Tuesday and i have had a fair old few books this month so why not eh? Top Ten Tuesday is a feature created over at The Broke and the Bookish blog. They have a different theme each week so check them out and take part, its good fun. You’ll see that my Top Ten will only have 9 photos below, thats because one of the pics is a 5 book

A new Stephanie Meyer novel, for adults?

Yes indeedy folks, she has written her first ever novel for us grown ups (did i just admit to being a grown up? not true, not true at all) its called… The Chemist and i’m getting sent a copy on its publication date next month – 8th November *all the cheers and clappings* but in the meantime I was sent this intriguing package the other day from those splendid people at Little Brown   I never get to be part

What Alice Knew by T.A. Cotterell

This may contain spoilers, so be warned! I was kindly sent an early proof copy of this by Transworld so I have to thank them, which makes it even harder for me to say that this book was a big disappointment. *sighs loudly* To be fair it has a cracking opening and the pace was kept up really well to begin with but….. I felt it was full of too many confusing and un-necessary red herrings and things to put