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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Last Beginning by Lauren James

CHEESEFEST! There i’ve said it. This was one huge cheesefest. Which means i didnt like it very much, sadly. Her first book The Next Together was an incredibly clever concept, time travel, time loops, historical love affairs etc. and would have been an award winning novel if it had been written by a more experienced person. Sadly it came out as very tacky and the concepts were wasted with pointless drivel and cheesy love themes.  …

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Candlestick Press pamphlet reviews

Candlestick Press, who publish gorgeous poetry pamphlets usually containing 10 or 12 poems around a central theme very kindly sent me their latest 3 pamphlets to review. Their pamphlets are designed to be sent as a gift card for all manner of occasions. They come with an envelope, a bookmark and a sticky label to seal the flap with, look! The pamphlets are beautifully designed and printed and make such an original change from a…

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Carry On Readalong

I don’t normally take part in readalongs or re-readalongs or readathons come to that either but considering: this book has actually been out for over a year now I own two copies of it, one hardback, one paperback (who could resist the colour it yourself version?) I have never manged to get around to reading it. I thought it was about time. So when Katie @KatieBookQueen said she was planning a re-readalong I had to…

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rainbow spines book tag

Its been a while since i did a book tag and i do love all the colours of the rainbow so why not this one? although this is a tag, i’m not tagging anybody in particular to do this as no one ever does so its not worth it. Have you read any of these books? what did you think? lets chat.

The Good People by Hannah Kent

I was lucky enough to be sent a very early copy of this book by Picador books. It will be published in the UK on 9th February 2017.     This is a powerful novel about the power of belief, superstition, religion and grief. I’d not read Hannah Kent’s work before so was not prepared for her skill at storytelling and keeping you hooked. Its not a comfortable read nor a very cheery one but…

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3 fab YA titles

I’m getting back into YA books with a vengeance lately and these 3 titles sound excellent. I’m a bit late to the party with The Potion Diaries and have tried to read it last year but am so in the groove for this right now, immensely looking forward to delving into this properly. I think Ned’s Circus of Marvels may be more MG than YA but I just adore that cover and the premise sounds…

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