Read 52: Red

red alison cherry

When I did my update post last week, I forgot to mention Red. I think I won this one. Although it might have been sent for review. In which case woohoo, I’m reviewing it! (And if not, and I did win it, bonus for the publisher ) So, the book. It’s a moderately interesting idea, […]

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.

song for issy bradley

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

sealed with a kiss rachael lucas

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 […]

Above by Isla Morley review and giveaway.

ABOVE isla morley

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 […]

Harry’s last stand – reviewed.

harrys last stand

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 […]

The Geography of You and Me – review and giveaway.

geography of you and me

buy on kindle Buy at Hive The Geography of you and me by Jennifer E Smith is pretty much the perfect teenage romance. It’s gentle and funny, touching without being mawkish, and has been added to my list of go to books for when I *need* a feel good read. That isn’t to say that […]

Read 52 – catching up, giveaway and invitation.

driver dan and they're off

In the month that this blog reached no 1 in the Ebuzzing literature charts, I’ve been sadly amiss with book blogging. Oops. Isn’t that always the way it goes? I’m going to try to squeeze out a couple of reviews over the weekend, but I thought instead today I’d waffle a bit. And give away […]

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