The Mystery Blogger Award (IV)

Hi everyone! I was tagged to do this particular awards post back in January... JANUARY!!!!!!!!! Oh I am so behind it is ridiculous!!! I was tagged for my fourth Mystery Blogger Award by my wonderful friend Autumn @ChapterMalliumpkin. I honestly cannot even begin to tell you how amazing Autumn is. I am just so grateful … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award (IV)

My Relationship with Star Ratings for Book Reviews

When I started reading as a child I had never considered rating a book; I either loved it or hated it...with some wiggle room for ambivalence in the middle. But then in 2010 I joined Goodreads and I began to think about rating my reads out of five. In the early GR years (2010-2015) I … Continue reading My Relationship with Star Ratings for Book Reviews

‘The Queen of All that Dies’ by Laura Thalassa – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads In the future, the world is at war. For the last decade, King Lazuli of the Eastern Empire has systematically taken over the world. No one knows much about him other than a series of impossible facts: he cannot die, he has not aged since the conflict began, and he wants to … Continue reading ‘The Queen of All that Dies’ by Laura Thalassa – Book Review

Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Autumn TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books On My Autumn TBR! September … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Books On My Autumn TBR

Summer Bucket List Book Tag

Yes I know for us here in the Northern Hemisphere it is Autumn but who doesn't love a summery book tag to help recall those lazy hazy days of Summer. I was tagged by the fabulous Nen and Jen to do this tag so let's get to it! The Rules Link back to the creator … Continue reading Summer Bucket List Book Tag

‘The Lost Properties of Love’ by Sophie Ratcliffe – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads What if you could tell the truth about who you are, without risking losing the one you love? This is a book about love affairs and why we choose to have them; a book for anyone who has ever loved and wondered what it is all about. This is a book about … Continue reading ‘The Lost Properties of Love’ by Sophie Ratcliffe – eARC Book Review

‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding … Continue reading ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee – Book Review

‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Daycomes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly … Continue reading ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro – Book Review

‘Saltwater’ by Jessica Andrews – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Lucy is lost. Growing up in the north east she wanted more. When others were thinking about the Nissan factory or call centres she was thinking about Pete Doherty, poetry and the possibilities London seemed to offer. University was the way out, her ticket to the promised land – where she’d become … Continue reading ‘Saltwater’ by Jessica Andrews – eARC Book Review

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I’ve Read That I’d Like … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library