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Book review: ‘Lockdown’ by Peter May

I don't usually read books based purely on their publicity, but I couldn't resist it with 'Lockdown'. I'd been hearing about it loads and just assumed that it was a previously released book that bore some uncanny resemblances to our current situation. Then I heard the story behind its publication, that apparently Peter May wrote… Continue reading Book review: ‘Lockdown’ by Peter May

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Book Review: ‘Eat Yourself Healthy’ by Megan Rossi

I chose this book because I have a keen interest in healthy eating. I'm not a major healthy eater (I'm the wrong size and shape for that) but I try to make good food choices, I like cooking from scratch, and i'm interested in the science of food. 'Eat yourself healthy' also appealed to me… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Eat Yourself Healthy’ by Megan Rossi

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Book review: Monster, She wrote by Lisa Kroger and Melanie Anderson.

I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review. I loved the concept behind this book, as a fan of gothic horror, and a lover of information, I was looking forward to getting a lot out of this. The book is divided into eight parts, each focusing on a certain type… Continue reading Book review: Monster, She wrote by Lisa Kroger and Melanie Anderson.

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Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Technically the first book I started reading this year, but was interrupted by the bookclub read, so now my second read of the year was 'The Familars' by Stacey Halls. There was a lot of hype around this last year, and it had some intriguing cover art (plus throw in the word 'witchcraft' to a… Continue reading Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

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August Round-Up

Oh what a month, busy busy busy. So the first book of the month was The Black Death by John Hatcher. This was actually my reading roulette for July, but I was a bit behind on Julys books so it got bumped to Augusts reads. I bought this book when it was first released as… Continue reading August Round-Up

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Book review: Lanny by Max Porter

I have to admit, when I first started reading this book I did stop several times, look at the cover and the blurb and think "What the heck am I reading?" This is the first Max Porter novel I have read. He has a very interesting way of laying out his prose which baffles the… Continue reading Book review: Lanny by Max Porter

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Reading Rush – Day 6

I'm a bit 50/50 on my feelings at the end of today. I don't feel like I've read much today, but because I'm ahead of schedule I have actually finished my TBR pile and completed all the badges I'd aimed for AND started another book. Maybe it's because I know we're getting to the end… Continue reading Reading Rush – Day 6

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Reading Rush – Day 5

At last! I finished 'Practical Magic'. What can I say about 'Practical Magic' except that I seem to have accidentally read a Romance novel, not that there is anything wrong with 'Romance' per se, it's just not my thing. I think I fell into the 'Book is better than the film' trap. I loved the… Continue reading Reading Rush – Day 5

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The Reading Rush

I’m a glutton for punishment. Despite the fact that I’m already doing a few reading challenges this year AND my bookclubs, I seem to have signed myself up for ANOTHER reading challenge. This one is called 'The Reading Rush', its only a week long, so I may be able to fit some of my current… Continue reading The Reading Rush

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Book review: ‘How to Be Famous’ by Caitlin Moran

I’ve been ‘aware’ of Caitlin Moran's work for a number of years. I think she first came to my attention in 2011. I worked in a bookshop and Morans book ‘How to be a Woman’ was in the charts. The cover art just seemed to exude a quirky confidence and it went straight into my… Continue reading Book review: ‘How to Be Famous’ by Caitlin Moran