Top Five Saturday: Books from a Male Perspective

The Top 5 series is back! Top Five Saturday is a meme hosted by Devouring Books to discover and share books that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for… Continue reading Top Five Saturday: Books from a Male Perspective

Moonflower Murders, Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz... creator of Alex Rider and Christopher Foyle, writer for Midsomer Murders from its inception, trusted with the legacy of Sherlock Holmes and James Bond. If you were ever looking for a safe pair of hands for a light-hearted, entertaining detective novel, Anthony Horowitz is it! His two recent (currently unconnected but very similar)… Continue reading Moonflower Murders, Anthony Horowitz

Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo

For the sisters & the sistas & the sistahs & the sistren & the women & the womxn & the wimmin & the womyn & our brethren & our bredrin & our brothers & our bruvs & our men & our mandem & the LGBTQI+ members of the human family

Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. PREVIOUS TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS: April 7: Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…April 14: Books I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines

Top Five Saturday: Books About Plants and Flowers

The Top 5 series is back! Top Five Saturday is a meme hosted by Devouring Books to discover and share books that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for… Continue reading Top Five Saturday: Books About Plants and Flowers

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Reasons Why I Love … Shakespeare

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. PREVIOUS TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS: April 7: Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…April 14: Books I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Reasons Why I Love … Shakespeare

Top Five Saturday: Debut Novels

The Top 5 series is back! Top Five Saturday is a meme hosted by Devouring Books to discover and share books that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for… Continue reading Top Five Saturday: Debut Novels

Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books I Abandoned

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. PREVIOUS TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS: March 3: Books With Single-Word Titles (submitted by Kitty… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: The Last Ten Books I Abandoned

How To Win At NetGalley

NetGalley is a wonderful resource for readers and bookbloggers: early and free access to your favourite books? Who wouldn't want that? I used to see the "Many thanks to the publisher for a free ARC" disclaimer on the top of their reviews and wonder how on earth people manage it. It seemed arcane and strange… Continue reading How To Win At NetGalley

The General Prologue, Geoffrey Chaucer

Springtime showers have I love this description of springtime - alright, technically April! - for its sensuality: the sound of that word "licóur" which moves every part of the mouth; the image of being "bathed" in springtime showers, being "inspired" - literally, "breathed into" - by the gentle west wind which is itself imagined as… Continue reading The General Prologue, Geoffrey Chaucer

Top Five Saturday: Books with Numbers in the Title

The Top 5 series is back! Top Five Saturday is a meme hosted by Devouring Books to discover and share books that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for… Continue reading Top Five Saturday: Books with Numbers in the Title

And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie

Aeons passed… worlds span and whirled… Time was motionless… It stood still - it passed through a thousand ages… No, it was only a minute or so… Two people were standing looking down on a dead man…

Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’d Have at My Bookish Party

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. PREVIOUS TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS: March 3: Books With Single-Word Titles (submitted by Kitty… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’d Have at My Bookish Party

Starsight, Brandon Sanderson

“A hero does not choose her trials. She steps into the darkness, then she faces what comes next.” As we left Skyward, Spensa appeared to have become the hero she wanted to, as courageous as Beowulf and the heroes of the Viking (and other) sagas that Gran-Gran had fed her with: she had saved Alta… Continue reading Starsight, Brandon Sanderson

Goldcrest, Paul Farley

The penny drops. You’ve only ever heard the goldcrest, till you find one in a mist net and the ringers show you how to handle a bird not much bigger than a bumble bee - The penny drops. You’ve only ever heardthe goldcrest, till you find one in a mist netand the ringers show you… Continue reading Goldcrest, Paul Farley

Top Five Saturday: Retellings

The Top 5 series is back! Top Five Saturday is a meme hosted by Devouring Books to discover and share books that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for… Continue reading Top Five Saturday: Retellings