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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: 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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Reading Rush – Day 7 (Final Day)

As I write this readers across the pond are taking part in one of the final Twitter Sprints of The Reading Rush 2019, but I have finished! Technically I finished my challenges on Day 6, but I got an extra couple of reads in and ended up just one book shy of the 'read seven… Continue reading Reading Rush – Day 7 (Final Day)

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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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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

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Book Review: ‘Three Hours’ by Rosamund Lupton

I've read a few Rosamund Lupton books, and I've really enjoyed them. She has the right kind of Thriller/mystery aspect that just keeps you hooked. So when I was asked if I would be interested in reading a proof copy of her new book 'Three Hours' and reviewing it, of course I said "YES" Rosamund… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Three Hours’ by Rosamund Lupton

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The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Lucy is a student who doesn’t really know what she wants in life, and after an acrimonious break up from her boyfriend. Her sister throws her a lifeline, giving Lucy a break from her desert life in Phoenix, her sister asks Lucy to housesit for her whilst also attending a local therapy group. So Lucy… Continue reading The Pisces by Melissa Broder