Review: Shatila Stories

Review: Shatila Stories

How The Book Came About I was a bit late in finding Shatila Stories, discovering it on its publication day rather than during the Kickstarter campaign to support the publication of this book. Commissioned by Peirene Press, Shatila Stories is a work of collaborative fiction created by nine Syrian and Palestinian refugees who reside in […]

Posted August 8, 2018


Review: Resin

Review: Resin

A Wee Summary Resin is one of those novels that it’s hard to say that you ‘enjoyed’ because it makes you feel so on edge, so deeply uncomfortable. So perhaps I can say that this is an unsettling but good read. Liv is six years old when her father reports her missing and dead. She […]

Posted August 4, 2018


Review: A Treachery of Spies

Review: A Treachery of Spies

When 92-year-old Sophie Destivelle is found murdered in an Orleans car park, it soon becomes apparent that this is no random killing. Her manner of death echoes that of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. This is Captain Picaut’s first case since returning from injury. It’s a case that will uncover secrets of […]

Posted August 2, 2018


Top Ten Tuesday #54: Books That Lived Up To The Hype

Top Ten Tuesday #54: Books That Lived Up To The Hype

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you’d like to participate too, see here. This week the topic is… Popular Books That Have Lived Up To The Hype Sorry for the silence recently, it has been a challenging couple of weeks. Anyway, I’m here and I’m excited about today’s […]

Posted July 31, 2018


Top Ten Tuesday #53: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday #53: Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you’d like to participate too, see here. This week the topic is… Top Ten Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far) It has been altogether far too long since I last participated in Top Ten Tuesday. I’ve missed it! So, I decided to reintroduce […]

Posted July 10, 2018


Review: Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction

Review: Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Creating Imaginative Fiction

Writers such as the wonderful V.E. Schwab have ignited in me an interest in the craft of writing (Schwab’s YouTube and Instagram accounts are definitely worth watching). With this new flame of interest, I came across the revised and expanded, 5th-anniversary edition of Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide To Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer that is published […]

Posted July 3, 2018


Summer Wishlist Giveaway

Summer Wishlist Giveaway

It has been a wee while since we’ve had a giveaway in these parts. So I thought it was time to rectify that! If you’re anything like me, your book wishlist is ever-growing, so why not give you the chance to win one of the books on your list? The winner will get to select […]

Posted June 30, 2018


Review: How To Be A Grown-Up

Review: How To Be A Grown-Up

Sometimes it’s just nice to read a book that you can relate to. I might be in my thirties and been through a lot in my three and a bit decades on the planet, but I think How To Be A Grown-Up is a phrase I’ll forever ponder (won’t we all) and so Daisy Buchanan’s […]

Posted June 26, 2018