The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Today I’m pleased to be helping kick off the blog tour for the award winning The Leavers by Lisa Ko. Blurb: One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon – and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother […]

The Imaginary by A F Harrold illustrated by Emily Gravett

Ages and ages ago I started reading The Imaginary as a bedtime story. Turned out it was far too scary to be an end of day book, so we moved it to lunchtimes. Although the children loved the language and the characters, some parts were very upsetting so we kept having breaks. (Fortunately, you can […]

For world autism awareness/acceptance day, read autistic writers!

If you want to learn about autism, the best way is to read the people who are autistic. Not people imagining what it’s like and writing about it. So for world autism awareness/acceptance day, a list of autistic authors/artists/writers/bloggers. This will obviously not be comprehensive, please feel free to add your own favourites in the […]

Autism is

A question? An answer. Often argument or debate. An explanation. A reason. But not an excuse. The shared love of time contemplating a dust mote in light. Another perspective on a complex world. Finally friends found who just get it, through a lifetime of not quite there, and confused mixed messages. Passion and love and […]

Dreams and Regrets by Emily Williams, author of Rafferty Lincoln loves.

You may or may not be aware that I have an occasional series of posts on the theme of Dreams and Regrets. (If not, follow the link.) Today I’m happy to add to that series as part of the Rafferty Lincoln loves blog tour, with a guest post from author Emily Williams. Dreams… When Jax […]

On hold.

It feels like most of my posts recently, even those that have been reviews have also included a whole lot of whinging about my state of health, so I thought I’d dedicate a whole post to it, and then do the reviews that are outstanding without quite so much negativity leaking in. Might work anyway. […]

One Small Act of Kindness by Lucy Dillon

(Note, Kindle was showing 0.99 yesterday – I think the book is currently in the Amazon valentine sale 🙂 ) I am a sucker for a hard done by book. It’s one of (many) reasons why our house is filled with books – I rescue them from charity shops, adopt them from boxes outside houses […]

Winter Storm (The Inventory 4) by Andy Briggs

We’ve been reading and enjoying the Inventory series by Andy Briggs since Small reviewed book 1 (read that review here). It seems only fitting that we are taking part in the blog tour for book 4, Winter Storm which finishes the series, and I’m very happy to give you a taster of the book by […]

Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Buy at Amazon I absolutely loved The Dry by Jane Harper when I read it last year (review here ) so I was thrilled to be offered Force of Nature to read as well. There is always a moment of trepidation when you face up to reading a sequel to a well loved book, particularly […]

Dixit – a family card/board game reviewed

Buy at Amazon I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when we were sent Dixit for our Blogger board game club review last month. (Apologies for the delay in getting this review live, I think I should pop a health update on but basically, long story short, it probably isn’t depression causing my issues, but […]

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