August TBR – a Challenge and a half

I may have overstretched myself this month, in fact I've overstretched myself so much I don't really have time to write this, but sometimes you just need to decompress. So, I've set myself the challenge to read 9 books this month, it wasn't intentional its just how things have panned out. Which is handy as… Continue reading August TBR – a Challenge and a half

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Felixstowe Book Festival 2021

Last weekend (26th and 27th June) was the Felixstowe book festival, and whilst it couldn't go ahead in its usual format it has been eagerly anticipated, as some events were taking place at an actual location. Due to Covid restrictions, last year's book festival (2020) took place online, it was so very different from the… Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival 2021

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Book Review: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Every now and again you can be lucky enough to find a series that draws you in and makes you feel that you've found you're clan. A deadly Education is the first book in a series (book two 'The last Graduate' is due out in September 2021) and i'm hoping there will be many more… Continue reading Book Review: A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

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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