Choose Your Own Adventure books

25th April 2018

I remember reading a ‘choose your own adventure’ book many years ago and loving the way you can interact with a book. I couldn’t resist getting The Gates of Death and seeing what it was about after all this time.  Then the other day I saw that they actually have a romance one now where you can fall in love rather than fight orcs and watch your planet be destroyed. They’re a good laugh and…

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February book haul

10th February 2018

Yes, its happened again. Proof that i have no control when it comes to buying books. I also now have a very messy bookcase which needs sorting, badly! Right lets get down to this shall we? No your eyes don’t deceive you and yes, that is a book series. The Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin. I have lost count of how many times The Fifth Season has appeared on my YouTube favourite’s channels. I…

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Most anticipated books of 2018 – so far

10th January 2018

I keep a spreadsheet of books upcoming in date order so i can see when my next book purchase will be. Currently I have 16 books due to be published in 2018 between now and the end of July. I’m sure this will be constantly added to though throughout the year.   But for this post I want to share with you my top 5 books.  These are all ones coming out in paperback, four…

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End of the year Book Tag

15th September 2017

The last 3rd of 2017 has begun so lets answer these questions Q1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? A. Oh baby what a question! Yes there certainly are: Enjoying all of these books a lot! but things just keep getting in the way (damn you real life) and I keep putting them down again. Q2. Do you have an Autumnal book to transition into the end of…

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Book Mail #1

11th August 2017

Welcome to the first post of my new series Book Mail!  *Imagine cheering and a tickertape parade sort of thing* This is a new thing on the blog whereby i share with you the excitement of any book post as it arrives, literally minutes after postie delivers it through my letterbox and as soon as i’ve picked myself up from the floor after passing out with happiness, you will know about it. Not at the…

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Gorgeous books

5th August 2017

Sometimes you just have to sit back and admire the gorgeous covers that come on books these days.  I didnt buy any of these just because of the cover (well alright the Ghachar, Ghochar one did help) but damn it if they arent bloody delicious sights to behold. Let me introduce you, first up we have… The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton which at 680 pages is way, WAY bigger than my normal…

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The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

30th June 2017

This is about three friends, Dill, Lydia and Travis who live in a small town in Tennessee. The book begins in their final year of school before graduation. They all have incredibly different backgrounds, stories and lives but have become close and firm friends. Of the three characters Lydia quickly became my favourite. I loved the way she handled herself with kids at school who taunted and bullied her, she was so at ease in…

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5 books i’m uber excited for

27th June 2017

So half of 2017 has virtually gone already! How? Where? What have i done with my life? (apart from bought books of course) *Cries all the tears and designs a time machine to go back* But on a positive note here are the Top 5 books I am hugely anticipating for the second half of the year, 3 of them are already published in hardback but I prefer to wait for the paperback if possible…

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June (proof copies) TBR

31st May 2017

I’m going against type here by choosing a TBR coz by nature im a mood reader but I badly need to read some of the gorgeous proofs I get sent and these five are making my mouth water in a BIG way! I asked those gorgeous folk at Vintage Books for a copy of Bluets and The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson and they kindly sent them to me. They are both published tomorrow 1st…

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Planetfall by Emma Newman

15th February 2017

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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