Glimpsing Gembles

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First Lines Friday

Happy Friday! I saw a great Friday feature post today and I want to join in. It’s a fun way to glimpse a book without the cover or blurb – it looks at the first lines instead! The opening lines of a book are so crucial and are often incredibly impactful and intriguing.  So let’s […] Read more…

The Dream Daughter – Book Review

I’ve been so lucky with my reading recently – I have picked up yet another book that has made it onto my favourites list! This one is The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain, and it is incredible. Pages: 371 Published: October 2, 2018 Genre: Historical, science and suspense fiction Medium I consumed it in: Audiobook This novel […] Read more…

Four Mini Book Reviews

Hi everyone! Have you been enjoying some great books lately? I read 4 books this month. I know this is peanuts for some, but for me, that’s a good effort! In terms of my 2020 reading goals, I’ve accomplished one already by doing so! *You can read about my goals in my Reading Goals for […] Read more…

The Huntress – Book Review

Where do I start? This book is amazing. Absolutely stunning. The Huntress, by Kate Quinn, moved quickly and surely up my list of favourites, even before I’d finished it, and now sits in the company of the likes of The Book Thief. Pages:  560 Published: Feb 26, 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Medium I consumed it in: Physical […] Read more…

Tin Man – Book Review

Tin Man, by Sarah Winman, is a novel that follows the friendship of two young boys, Ellis and Michael, which develops as they grow up. The story moves between time frames and points of view, covering the boys’ childhoods and Ellis’ marriage to Annie, the time between, and the time after. It explores the complex […] Read more…