300 picture books wk 3. Or thereabouts


Continuing our 300 picture book trek – another good week, including our first library visit. Last week we got up to 23 books, this week we’re totalling 35. Bubble trouble UFO diary. Satoshi Kitamura Books always everywhere @nosycrow The littlest dinosaur @KidsBloomsbury Rosie’s walk Rex wrecks it Grandad Pot Goodnight Tiptoe Polly Dunbar The Hueys […]

Boys don’t cry by Malorie Blackman

Boys dont cry Malorie Blackman

Boys Don’t Cry | Despite Malorie Blackman’s reputation, I’ve somehow come this far without reading any of her work. I finally put that right this week, when one of Big’s friends lent me Boys don’t cry, and I read it in one sitting. (Who needs sleep anyway?) Blurb: In Boys Don’t Cry, bestselling author Malorie […]

Conspiracy Girl by Sarah Alderson

Conspiracy girl Sarah Alderson

Do you ever find yourself so sucked into a book that you barely recognise the world around you when it's done #justme? — Jax Blunt (@liveotherwise) January 22, 2015 Pre order at Amazon | Pre order on kindle | Pre order at Hive I had an eArc of this to review via Netgalley, but it […]

300 Picture books


Carrying on from last week with our 300 picture book journey. 9 books this week. 0 reviewed. Oops. All shared on instagram and twitter though, so if you follow my tag #300PBs you’ll find lots of picture book recommendations. There are a couple of other people taking part as well, and still plenty of time […]

Mind Games: Teri Terry

Mind games teri terry

Pre order at Mind Games | Pre order on kindle | Pre order at Hive On the day I found out I’d been longlisted in the UKYA blogger awards it seems only appropriate to review a forthcoming UKYA title. (And run back through my archives making sure ones I’ve reviewed before are tagged I’ve read […]

A selection of favourites – 300 picture books week 1.


I’m really enjoying focussing on reading different picture books every day, although there are obviously quite a lot of rereads too, in order to hit the 300 Picture book target. I’ve fallen slightly behind in the daily review over at Shingle Street, sigh, but I’m keeping up with instagrams of the covers, which when I […]

Empire (Chronicles of the Invaders 2) – John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard

Empire Chronicles of the Invaders 2

Empire (Chronicles of the Invaders 2) As a first book to kick off 2015, and my new Read 52 challenge, this has set the bar high – it’s an excellent read. I would recommend starting with Conquest (Chronicles of the Invaders 1), obviously if you’ve not already read it though (thought I’d reviewed it but […]

I am Number Four – Pittacus Lore

Buy at Amazon I’m not sure when I grabbed this book for Kindle, I suspect it was on a free deal. And today I’ve mainly being feeling sorry for myself in bed, so I worked through a couple of books from my extensive tbr pile. This was one I wanted to read it so that […]

The Boy Who Loved Rain – blog tour.

Blog Tour poster Boy Who Loved Rain

Buy at Amazon | Paperback (cheaper) at Hive I wasn’t sure quite what to expect from this book. The tagline reads They Say That What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You. They’re Wrong. and the blurb The anger runs deep; from some untraceable darkness; and it is stealing his will to live. Colom had the […]

Fiction inspired food


From lashings of ginger beer (which apparently never actually existed) to midnight feasts including sardines, to enchanted hot chocolate, the books we read give us connections with food that we wouldn’t otherwise have had. The Queen took from somewhere among her wrappings a very small bottle which looked at if it were made of copper. […]

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