Weekly Update November 16th-22nd 2020

General Update Hi everyone! When I started this blog I thought it would be just about books. Granted books with a focus on illness representation but purely books all the same. But somehow over the last number of months my ‘weekly update’ posts in particular have been anything but bookish. They’ve become almost akin to … Continue reading Weekly Update November 16th-22nd 2020

Weekly Update 12th-18th October 2020

Hi everyone! This week’s update is going to be very short and sweet. I’m currently feeling utterly overwhelmed by my chronic illness. My pain levels have skyrocketed and I’m just desperately sick. Therefore, I simply can’t keep up with my blogging this week. So I’m taking a little break. Hopefully I’ll be back to my … Continue reading Weekly Update 12th-18th October 2020

The Quick Fire Fantasy Tag

I saw this tag on Kristin Kraves Books and thought it looked like a lot of fun! The Rules Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their postLink to the creator’s blog (thebookwormdreamer) in your postAnswer the prompts below – all fantasy books!Tag 5 others to take partEnjoy! The Prompts Five Star … Continue reading The Quick Fire Fantasy Tag

‘In the Night Wood’ by Dale Bailey – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In this contemporary fantasy, the grieving biographer of a Victorian fantasist finds himself slipping inexorably into the supernatural world that consumed his subject. American Charles Hayden came to England to forget the past. Failed father, failed husband, and failed scholar, Charles hopes to put his life back together with a biography of … Continue reading ‘In the Night Wood’ by Dale Bailey – Book Review

‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads "In the dark beside me, she smelled of sweat and sunshine and vanilla, and on that thin-mooned night I could see little more than her silhouette, but even in the dark, I could see her eyes - fierce emeralds. And not just beautiful, but hot too." Alaska Young. Gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, … Continue reading ‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green – Book Review

‘Colour Me In’ by Lydia Ruffles – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads THE CATCHER IN THE RYE meets TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN from the acclaimed author of THE TASTE OF BLUE LIGHT. FIX ME. DRAW ME WHOLE. COLOUR ME IN. Nineteen-year-old actor Arlo likes nothing more than howling across the skyline with best friend Luke from the roof of their apartment. But when … Continue reading ‘Colour Me In’ by Lydia Ruffles – Book Review

‘Words in Deep Blue’ by Cath Crowley – Book Review

Blurb Sometimes love is written in the margins ...  Two teens find their way back to each other in a bookstore full of secrets and crushes, grief and hope - and letters hidden between the pages. Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love … Continue reading ‘Words in Deep Blue’ by Cath Crowley – Book Review

‘Chemistry’ by Weike Wang – Book Review

Blurb Three years into her graduate studies at a demanding Boston university, the unnamed narrator of this nimbly wry, concise debut finds her one-time love for chemistry is more hypothesis than reality. She's tormented by her failed research--and reminded of her delays by her peers, her advisor, and most of all by her Chinese parents, … Continue reading ‘Chemistry’ by Weike Wang – Book Review

‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’ by Helen Fielding – Book Review

Blurb Bridget Jones, beloved Singleton and global phenomenon, is back with a bump in Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries. 8:45 P.M. Realize there have been so many times in my life when have fantasized about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time. Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget with biological … Continue reading ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’ by Helen Fielding – Book Review

‘Turtles All The Way Down’ by John Green – Book Review

Blurb It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. … Continue reading ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ by John Green – Book Review