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 […]

Twelve nights by Andrew Zurcher – cover reveal and giveaway!

Note, post contains affiliate links. Pre order at Amazon Kay and her little sister, Eloise, never imagined that their standard icy Christmas Eve in Cambridge would be the start of a twelve-night odyssey . . . Kay’s father is working late – as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles her daughters into the car and […]

The stories untold.

I’ve been absent from the blog while I’ve been trying to deal with some stuff. I think it’s getting better, but to be honest, it’s always difficult to make that kind of judgement about yourself. Anyway, I’m making a note today for myself rather than anyone else. This wasn’t because of I did or didn’t […]

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Otherworld – the game is compulsively playable. The book is compulsively readable. Utterly immersive, with a story that rocks along despite its main character striving to be unlikeable. He’s not fond of himself, and doesn’t see why anyone else would feel otherwise. Give it a try, but make sure you’ve plenty of time. Once you […]

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I don’t know what I was expecting from Little Fires Everywhere, but what I got was a compulsively readable book, filled with fascinating characters on a slow but inexorable dance towards the disastrous start of the book in ways that I couldn’t have anticipated, and couldn’t wait to see unfold. Buy at Amazon Everyone in […]

Wading through autumnal mud

On Instagram I wrote: I don’t know how I manage to forget, every year, that I will slow down and grind to a halt as the seasons change. I will want to hibernate, and eat all the chocolate, and each and every day will be like wading through mud. I don’t know how I forget […]

Saturday snippets 7th October 2017

{watching} The Saint. Not taking itself too seriously, featuring the always excellent Eliza Dushku, and with all the right names and connections. Rather more recommended than I’d expected to be honest. (I’ve a long history with the Saint. It’s rather more boring than it ought to be given the topic.) {reading} The Unlikely Pilgrimage of […]

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