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Reading Rush 2020: day 6

Praise be to wet weather and mandatory face coverings. A slow day at work means I'm now back on track! I had 'The Communist Manifesto' as my prompt for 'a book beginning with the word The' It's a short read so I had planned to read it today anyway as I knew I wouldn't have… Continue reading Reading Rush 2020: day 6

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Reading Rush 2020: Day 4

Today was not a good day, full of good intentions, but not good enough. It was another day off, so potentially another day to devote to reading. I do volunteer in a charity shop in the morning and deliver books to people self isolating afterwards, but all that is usually done by 12 so still… Continue reading Reading Rush 2020: Day 4

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The Reading Rush 2020

It’s that time of year again! It’s Reading Rush time! I know I’ve only joined in this once before, but I enjoyed myself so much last year I have literally been looking forward to this all year. Add to this the fact that The Reading Rush team have gone all out this year, and I’m… Continue reading The Reading Rush 2020

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Popsugar Summer Reading Challenge 2020

It’s mid July we’re over halfway through the year, so how about a reading challenge update? I’m quite happy to report that I’m on track with the challenge. By the end of June I had read 30 books and completed 25 out of 50 prompts. It’s my first time doing a journal for these challenges,… Continue reading Popsugar Summer Reading Challenge 2020

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Book Review: The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby

I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, but first, the blurb . . . "Romilly lives in a ramshackle house with her eccentric artist father and her cat, Monty. She knows little about her past – but she knows that she is loved. When her father finds… Continue reading Book Review: The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby

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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 Dragon: On Air

So, a funny thing happened today. I was on the radio. Ok, so a little background may be needed here. A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by someone at our local radio station, Felixstowe radio, who was interested in the fact I was the Felixstowe Book Dragon and wondered if I would go… Continue reading Book Dragon: On Air

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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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The ULTIMATE Book Challenge

Any followers will know I participated in my first proper reading challenges last year, I had a lot of fun and thoroughly enjoyed myself. So of course I was keen to really hit the ground running with challenges this year. Of course there's my Goodreads challenge, that goes without saying. I haven't taken part in… Continue reading The ULTIMATE Book Challenge