Month: April 2016

Review: Salt To The Sea

Review: Salt To The Sea

The wartime sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff is the worst disaster in maritime history, and yet its story is largely overlooked. It was a German ship packed with refugees which was torpedoed by a Russian submarine during World War 2, resulting in the loss of over 9000 lives, of which an estimated 5000 were children. […]

Posted April 28, 2016


Top Ten Tuesday #44 – Bookworm Delights

Top Ten Tuesday #44 – Bookworm Delights

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate too, see here. This week the topic is… 10 Bookworm Delights I love this topic! Just thinking about it made me smile 😀 I love to read outside in the sunshine during the spring and summer […]

Posted April 26, 2016


Review: Sleeping Giants

Review: Sleeping Giants

This novel is formed through sets of interviews, logs and reports. While the interviewees vary throughout, the interviewer remains the same – anonymous, high powered individual. When Rose Franklin falls into a crater as a child, she has no idea of the impact it will have on her life and the world as a whole. […]

Posted April 21, 2016


Review: A Gathering Of Shadows

Review: A Gathering Of Shadows

I’ve been so excited to read A Gathering of Shadows but I kind of wanted to hold off until I could savour it. So I’ve finally read it and guess what? It’s brilliant! Now obviously this is the second book in the series so if you haven’t read the first book A Darker Shade of […]

Posted April 13, 2016


Review: SHTUM

Review: SHTUM

Ben is father to Jonah, a profoundly autistic ten year old who doesn’t speak, has no sense of danger, is doubly incontinent and requires full-time care. The time has come to arrange Jonah’s progression to secondary school. Ben and his wife Emma deem the council’s selected school wholly inappropriate for Jonah’s needs and so face […]

Posted April 7, 2016


Top Ten Tuesday #43 – 10 Bookish People You Should Follow

Top Ten Tuesday #43 – 10 Bookish People You Should Follow

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. If you’d like to participate too, see here. This week the topic is… 10 Bookish People You Should Follow I’ve decided to pick bookish people / accounts from across all social media platforms, so hopefully you’ll find someone you like! I’ve […]

Posted April 5, 2016


Review: Tastes Like Fear

Review: Tastes Like Fear

As ever, I close the final page of a Sarah Hilary novel and I am in awe. It’s not just the plot that leaves me feeling this way but her writing. I can see each of her books so clearly in mind’s eye and Tastes Like Fear is no different. I’m left feeling more like […]

Posted April 4, 2016


Review: The One-In-A-Million Boy

Review: The One-In-A-Million Boy

I’m not quite sure how to explain this story, but here goes! A young boy scout has been visiting Miss Ona Vitkus for weeks. He has been doing chores for her, as well as recording an interview with the 104 year old lady. He’s obsessed with Guinness World Records and together they hatch a plan […]

Posted April 3, 2016