Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read Again

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: September 1: Books That Make Me HungrySeptember… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read Again

Top Five Saturday: Books with Two Authors

Top Five Saturday is a meme hosted by Devouring Books in which the bookish community discover and share books that all have a common theme. Previously, the meme has focused on a range of different characters (witches and werewolves), genres (thrillers, detectives and re-tellings) and thoughts about the industry and life as a bookworm, and many more. … Continue reading Top Five Saturday: Books with Two Authors

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Bookish Quotations

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: August 18: Books that Should be Adapted… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Bookish Quotations

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Never Reviewed

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: June 30: Most Anticipated Releases of the… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved But Never Reviewed

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Have Read Most Books By

This is an interesting and lovely idea for a list: the old favourites, the familiar friends, the comfort of a warm hug.

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors with a fun social media presence

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: January 21: The Ten Most Recent Additions to… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Authors with a fun social media presence

Top Five Saturday: Books Inspired By Mythology

This 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 Inspired By Mythology

Top Five Saturdays: Funny Books

Top Five Saturday is a meme hosted by Devouring Books to discover and share books that all have a common theme. The list of themes currently runs at 1/4/20 — Funny Books1/11/20 — Books Over 5 years old1/18/20 — Unreliable Narrators1/25/10 — Books by Favorite Authors So a lighthearted start to the new year and "funny books"… Continue reading Top Five Saturdays: Funny Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Character Traits I Love

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. So this week we are looking at character traits we love. Things… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Character Traits I Love

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 16!

With an unexpected day off again tomorrow - thanks to an unwell child, poor thing! - it is possible that I may be able to catch up a day or two! Maybe. But today's challenge is to name a  book you've read more than once. Now, this is a tricky one. If we look at… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge: Day 16!

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 14!

Heading towards the half way point. Slowly. I'm aiming to finish by Christmas, possibly on Christmas Day which gives me 20 days in which to complete the final 16. Still a little bit of leeway! Anyway, today's challenge is A fairytale retelling. And there are a lot of these to choose from, even if we… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge: Day 14!

30 Day Book Challenge: Day Nine!

Today's category - I'm going to be upfront and honest - is one I don't understand and I am confused by. The category is Favourite book to give as a gift. And I do give books as gifts. Frequently.  I've given Eleanor Oliphant is Perfectly Fine by Gail Honeyman, Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge: Day Nine!

30 Day Book Challenge: Day Seven!

Okay, day seven and I've managed not to miss any yet! The joys of having almost a whole week off work because the heating there packed up! God bless the Health and Safety gremlins! So today's category is Best audiobook to listen to on a road trip. Fortunately, I do listen to audiobooks, almost on… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge: Day Seven!

30 Day Book Challenge: Day Three!

Today's challenge is a little easier because there is less competition! A book you did not finish I generally finish my books! Not all. Not always. More often because of time pressures than choice. And I am taking this challenge to be a book that I chose not to finish. Books still to be started… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge: Day Three!

Weekly Round Up: 10th July 2018

This week sees a coupe of books finished and taken from my TBR pile! Jessie Burton's The Muse grew on me as I reached the final sections and anticipated some of the revelations. I did find her language to be beautiful and sensual but her more contemplative moments a little awkward. I was, though, sad to… Continue reading Weekly Round Up: 10th July 2018

The Sleeper and the Spindle, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

There are times when I love my job. Some. On rare occasions. One of those times came today when I spotted a copy of The Sleeper and the Spindle on the side in the library and I was asked to have a read of it over night and see whether I thought it was suitable.… Continue reading The Sleeper and the Spindle, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Tinder, Sally Gardner

This is the first of my reviews of this year's CILIP Carnegie Medal nominees. Well, my second. Patrick Ness' More Than This I read back in August - see here for my review - six months before the shortlist was announced. And to be honest, it will take some beating!Anyway, this is my first knowing CILIP Carnegie read. And… Continue reading Tinder, Sally Gardner

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs

Woohoo my first finished novel of 2015 and a start to my Reading Challenge! This book was not what I expected. There was something very evocative and intriguing about both the title and cover - as well as the photographs inside. Almost all of which, according to the note appended to the novel, are genuine… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs

Neil Gaiman and mothers

What is it with Neil Gaiman and mothers? I am in the midst of listening to the wonderful The Ocean at the End of the Lane - personally, I think that this book is going to be a clear favourite from Gaiman who is already one of my favourite authors! - read by Gaiman himself.… Continue reading Neil Gaiman and mothers

Maurice Sendak RIP

It is with genuine sadness that I learn of Maurice Sendak's death today. This man will have the status of icon, myth, legend and inspiration for all time. I feel it wouldn't be right, as a reader, not to mark his life in some way. He was the one man whose story, Where The Wild… Continue reading Maurice Sendak RIP