The Female Man by Joanna Russ

I got fed up waiting for a special book to arrive (which should be here today) yesterday and began reading this instead Its one of three books from the SF Masterworks collection of classic Science Fiction that i was uber kindly sent by Stevie over at Orion/Gollancz books. This was first published in 1975 and i just adore the old style, almost cheesy covers of all the books in this set. Its about 4 different…

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5 books i’m eagerly anticipating this year

There is so much buzz about this right now and i cant wait to get a copy and dive in Published in hardback 9th March 2017 This is such a clever idea to have two stories and make it a flip book. Anything a bit out of the norm and i am hooked. Published in paperback 6th April 2017 What a cool concept this sounds and that cover is stonkingly beautiful too. Published in paperback…

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February book haul

I managed to accrue quite a few books this month, take a squiz at this lovely lot Some were kindly sent to me and others I bought myself including some I got for my birthday last week. More on them later as I read them. via PressSync

Planetfall by Emma Newman

For some reason 2017 wants me to read more Science fiction/fantasy books, dont ask me why but it does!  I’m not arguing though when Planetfall is so bloody good!   I reckon that this is an excellent book to begin with if you are just starting to read SFF. It has just the right amount of excitement, suspense, thrills and emotions to keep you reading but not too much technical spacey stuff to put you…

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Are you taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch?

One of my favourite things to do when im not reading or researching is just watching the birds that come and go in the garden.  Im convinced its very theraputic and good for the soul. I spend far too much money on feeders and  food for them to help them through the winter until they can find food themselves again. So, this year i’m taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch which is happening…

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Book Beginnings on Friday

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Today i’m taking part in Book Beginnings on Friday, which is a bookish meme hosted by Gilion over at Rose City Reader The idea is that you share the first sentence or thereabouts of the book you’re reading along with any thoughts or first impressions you have on it.  I’ve not taken part in this one yet and as i’ve just begun a new book its worked out just right.…

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3 reasons why i finally bought a Kindle

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yes its true! I did finally succumb and buy myself a Kindle with some Christmas vouchers. And do you know what? I think I might really, secretly, LOVE IT! Being a mad crazy gadget freak I have wanted one for ages but also haven’t wanted one because i love a the feel of a real book at the same time and i dont want digital books to mean they will…

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another book haul

Yes, another week, another pile of books is accumulated *sigh* *big smile* here they be: books i did buy for me Yes, its true i have the two Isabel Greenberg graphic novels, at last, in my life and in my hot little hands *dances for joy* I treated myself using gift vouchers i was kindly given for Crimbo.  Aren’t they bloody gorgeous? Oh yes they are! Also i buyed me these Yes, you’re right what…

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Blogging about The Brontes

I’ve been in love with all things  Bronte for ooh such a good many years, about 30 or more i reckon.  I haven’t read all of their books just Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights (though i’m not sure i finished it or understood it but thats beside the point) My love for those three young ladies has known no bounds so I thought i’d do a series of blog posts celebrating them. I am actually…

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Stacking The Shelves (240)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Click HERE to visit the page and join in for yourself. I haven’t taken part in this for far too long so as part of my…

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