Ape House by Sara Gruen #100books

I was thrilled when this arrived in the post yesterday from Two Roads Books. I read Water for Elephants as part of Cara’s book group and absolutely loved it, so couldn’t wait to get my hands on Ape House. It’s published in paperback on 1st September this year, so it’s available for pre-order from Amazon […]

Star Struck by Jane Lovering #100books

I really wasn’t up to much today, so I was thrilled to find an envelope from ChocLituk in my post this morning. It contained and chocolate, so was a very good start to the day. I haven’t read any Jane Lovering before, though I understand there are several about. This one is due out in […]

Alexander’s Athenian Adventure – review and giveaway

Alongside the history day, I also want to squeeze in a quick review of a book I was sent that fitted in with today’s theme. Alexander’s Athenian Adventure, as you might imagine is set mainly in historic Athens. There’s a wealth of historic information about the society of the time, set it a quick moving […]

FridayReadAlouds – Author Feature: Rebecca Elliott

A couple of things have come together recently to inspire this post, which I hope is going to be the first in a series. First of all, as part of my 100 books challenge, I was sent Cub’s First Winter by Rebecca Elliott, from Top That! Publishing. As a result, I found one BecElliott on […]

Books of the weekend #100books

Another combined review of the picture books we focussed on this weekend. I try to think back to when Big and Small were this kind of age, and I doubt very much I read this number of books to them then. I think Small listened to longer stories that we were reading to Big, I […]

Unhooking the moon #100books

This is book 64, and was sent to us, iirc, by WHSmith in support of our 100book challenge. It’s a preteen novel, and the plot line brought to mind Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt, which is one of my favourite pre teen books. As such, I swiped this one from Big’s tbr pile, and took it […]

Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual by Haynes – review and giveaway #100books

We’ve been sent some great stuff to review as part of the 100 books challenge, but this has been one of Small’s favourites. So I’m particularly glad to have been sent two copies – meaning I can give one away without having to pry it out of Small’s grasping fingers! We like Haynes stuff here. […]

Safe harbour #100books

Yes, yes, I know it’s not January any more, but sadly we didn’t manage to read/review 100 books then, so we’re just finishing off. I confess I haven’t done much reading for myself this week – a bit burnt out, don’t know how that happened. Have read loads of lovely picture books to the baby, […]

Connor’s Eco den #100Books

On our library raid yesterday I spotted a book with a geodesic dome on the cover. I couldn’t resist, and added to the pile of 71 books we were bringing home with us. It’s an interesting take. Turns out that Barrington Stoke, the publishers, are working very hard to design books for reluctant readers. This […]

Divide and Rule #100Books

I borrowed Divide and Rule from a friend’s last week (accidentally leaving my half finished review copy of O: A Presidential Novel there in exchange, so that won’t get finished and reviewed til next week now, *oops*). I like Jan Mark – as is obvious by the fact that I’ve already reviewed a couple by […]

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