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2016 Booktube-a-thon TBR

I tried to take part in the Booktube-a-thon last year, but did not do too well! So I am excited to try again this year. The video that explains the challenges involved can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1UucWZ0Ylg. It begins July 18 and runs until July 24, 2016. The 2016 Reading Challenges: 1/ Read a book with […] Read more…

“The Tidal Zone” – Book Review

The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss was published on the 7th of July 2016, and due to raving reviews on booktube (mostly by Jen Campbell at https://www.youtube.com/user/jenvcampbell), I made sure I downloaded the audiobook from Audible as soon as possible. I finished this in three days, and today, only five days after its release, I […] Read more…

“The Recipient” – book review

*spoiler free* Dean Mayes’ new book (which I received as an Advanced Reader’s Copy) is an extraordinary psychological thriller that eases you in at a well-paced speed, and then smacks you with every emotion possible on an epic whirlwind of suspense and mystery. And the twists, boy, will the twists claw at your insides! I […] Read more…

Blogmas days 22 – 31

Day 22 (Tuesday): Stocking filler Short stories are great for little gifts. My current favourites are anything by Karen Russell, in particular ‘Haunting Olivia.’ Her writing style is amazing – interesting, quirky, deep, startling, raw – absolutely stunning. Day 23 (Wednesday): Read a Christmas Story I read some of the classic, “A Christmas Carol.” I think […] Read more…

Book haul for November and December

November and December have brought quite a few lovely books my way, both through self indulgence and thoughtful gifts. What have you treated yourself to lately? What are you currently reading?   These are the books that make up my November and December book haul… Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann. I first heard […] Read more…

Blogmas days 15 – 21

Blogmas Day 15 (Tuesday): Joyous I have had a massive headache today (since last night) and feel pretty gross all over, so today’s prompt is a little tricky! But Mum and I did watch the movie “Inside Out”, which I have wanted to watch for ages, and it was great!! It is about the little […] Read more…

Blogmas Days 8 – 14

Day 8 (Tuesday): Book on my wish list I have bought quite a few books lately, but my to-read list is forever growing, so a book high on my wish list that I haven’t bought yet is ‘Beyond the Pale’ by Emily Urquhart. This book tells the story of the author’s daughter who was born […] Read more…