Read52 – a catch up post.


It has been a very long time since I’ve shared a Read 52 update. For that I apologise. I have been reading, but I haven’t been keeping my reviews up to date. Oops. (Let’s not even go near the languishing 300 Picture book list ) So, where were we? I last updated my list a […]

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

This does remind me of something, but I’m not sure what. It’s a romance, but it’s not fluffy. It’s edgy, with slightly bruised and battered characters despite their youth. They aren’t lovely, they aren’t the centre of attention, they’re barely getting by on the edges. The language surprised me. I swore like a bar worker […]

A week of two books.

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I’ve actually finished two books this week. I’m impressed with myself. Should help my percentages on Netgalley as well A Song for Issy Bradley on kindle The first is A song for Issy Bradley. Now, I’m not one for giving spoilers on books, but in this instance I’m definitely sharing the blurb. This is the […]

Reading recommendation: Sealed with a Kiss

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My read 52 posts have been few and far between. This week I seem to have failed to read – I started The City’s Son over a week ago, and despite loving it every time I manage a few pages, a few pages each time is all I seem to manage But I don’t want […]

Wonder: The Julian Chapter.

The Julian chapter is available now on kindle at amazon. We read Wonder as a family book group read a year or two back – it worked for Big, Small and me, and then we discussed it. If you haven’t read it, I do recommend it, for ages 9 to adult really. There’s lot in […]

Kim Curran: Dreams and regrets – a GLAZE blog tour guest post.

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Welcome Kim Curran: When I read Jax’s beautiful post on Dreams and Regrets I was nodding harder than a bobble head dog. Like many writers, I’ve had my share of rejections. Although, as I’m relatively new in the game, mine are all in digital form. But ever now and then I look back on those […]

We need diverse (picture) books.

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There’s been a fabulous meme running around twitter for a little while now, with lots of people tweeting the reasons #WeNeedDiverseBooks. It made me think about what I’m offering the children in their picture books. So when I was idly flicking through a pile in a charity shop I was pleased to pick up some […]

Above by Isla Morley review and giveaway.

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Affiliate links. Buy at Amazon NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS… Blythe, a sixteen-year-old Kansas schoolgirl is abducted and kept in an abandoned silo by a survivalist, who is convinced that the world is about to end. Struggling to survive, crushed by loneliness and the terrifying madness of her captor, Blythe resists the temptation to give […]

First chapter books: Milly Molly Mandy.

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Buy at Hive (affiliate) Buy on amazon (affiliate) We haven’t done very well with our picture book reading this week because for bedtime stories we’ve branched out to Milly Molly Mandy. Smallest is loving it. The repetition of the family (grandpa and grandma, father and mother, uncle and aunty), the independent days of Milly Molly […]

Harry’s last stand – reviewed.

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Order at Hive (affiliate link) Order at Amazon (affiliate link) I’m not sure when I first came across Harry Leslie Smith. It might have been the poppy article. Or I might have seen something about him in a news report, I’m not sure. I remembered the poppy article though, and when I saw his book […]

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