Month: June 2016

Blog Tour & Review: Valentina

Blog Tour & Review: Valentina

I’m absolutely delighted to be a stop today on the Valentina blog tour! This incredible book is out TOMORROW and it’s definitely one for your TBR this Summer. Want to find out why? Read on! Shona McGilvery has a loving partner, a new baby daughter and now a beautiful cottage to call home in the […]

Posted June 30, 2016


Review: A Thousand Nights

Review: A Thousand Nights

A Thousand Nights is a retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, and it’s the first of its kind that I’ve read, so there will be no comparison with other such retellings currently on the market. What I can say though, is that while I enjoyed this book well enough, I wasn’t crazy about it. […]

Posted June 28, 2016


IBW 2016: Bookshop Crawl

IBW 2016: Bookshop Crawl

  As a book fan, you might not really *need* an excuse to go book shopping BUT if ever there was a perfect reason it’s this…     Yup, it’s time for the BOOKSHOP CRAWL as part of the 10th Independent Bookshop Week celebrations. This Saturday 25th June, is the perfect opportunity to visit & […]

Posted June 23, 2016


Top Ten Tuesday #46 – Favourite Releases So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday #46 – Favourite Releases So Far This Year

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 Favourite 2016 Releases So Far This Year 2016 has been a fantastic year for new releases so far. Honestly, I found this hard to narrow down to […]

Posted June 21, 2016


Review: Duskfall

Review: Duskfall

“Three characters. Three stories. Three paths. All brought together by fate…“ I’ve tried about eight different openings to the post, but the above quote is probably the best way to start. Duskfall is a dark fantasy, told from the perspectives of three individuals – a man, Knot, who doesn’t remember his past but seems to […]

Posted June 20, 2016


Review: Eat. Sweat. Play.

Review: Eat. Sweat. Play.

MY STORY Many of you know how much I love watching sport – football, F1, athletics – basically I’ll watch any sport with the exception of cricket. These days I’m stuck in a situation where I can’t exercise; my illness confines me massively. I do those wee exercises that I can, the ones that the […]

Posted June 16, 2016



Review: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale

Review: Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale

Kano Murasaki is more commonly known by her nickname, Risuko – Squirrel. Such is her aptitude for climbing her mother gave her the name and it stuck. She lives in Japan in 1570, a period of Civil War in the country. During one of Risuko’s many climbing expeditions she is met by an older lady in […]

Posted June 13, 2016