Station Eleven. Survival is insufficient.

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Buy at hive Buy at amazon Buy on Kindle An explosion of Georgia Flu sweeps across the globe, with a mortality rate of 99%. What happens next? I’ve read a lot of post apocalyptic dystopian fiction. It might even be my favourite subset of my favourite genre in fact. Most of it is action packed, […]

Queen of the Tearling

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Buy at hive Buy at Amazon Buy on Kindle I’ve been trying to work my way through my (embarrassing) backlog of books for review. I tend to neglect the netgalley ones because I can’t actually see them (or fall over them, or have them fall on me (and oh how I wish I was kidding)) […]

Rereading Enid Blyton

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Buy at Amazon I ordered myself a copy of The Secret Island from ebay. It was always one of my most favourite Blytons – the independent children, running away and living their little self sufficient life on an idyllic island in the middle of a lake. I’ve started reading it out loud to Smallest, but […]

Reading in the garden – Earth Flight.

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I have a lot on my todo list. order paperback| order kindle | order at Hive So obviously, what I did yesterday, was sit in the garden and read a book. I’ve already read and reviewed Earth Girl and Earth Star by Janet Edwards, so I was desperate to get my hands on book 3 […]

The girl with all the gifts

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Buy at Amazon |Buy at hive|Buy on kindle Book description from Amazon: NOT EVERY GIFT IS A BLESSING Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks […]

Read 52: Red

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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 ) (turns out it was a fellow book blogger […]

Read52 – a catch up post.

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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 […]

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