Close Encounters of the Book Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, yes, that classic Steven Spielberg movie, I didn’t realise was also a book. Not sure which came first but either way I throughly enjoyed diving into the film in my brain and reliving a masterpiece of a story all over again. Close Encounter of the First Kind: Sighting of […]

Nothing leaves you worrying like a Fever Dream!

A Man Booker Shortlister totally deserving of it’s praise. A few years ago my mother told me that she used to enjoy getting all the books shortlisted for the Man Booker prize as gifts. I liked the idea of reading them all, so had, in the back of my head, that I should do just that the next opportunity […]

I read Spectacles; Can I be Sue Perkins’ friend, please?

She seems like a good egg. I was in Waterstones, naturally wanting to buy books. Pristinely white, almost glowing was Sue Perkins Spectacles, beautiful perched on the buy one get one half price table. Upon reading the blurb, which I try not to judge the book on (I do – as I also do the cover, yes, awful), it pleased me […]

Holding Up The Universe – another misfit teenagers love story?

I’m not really overly keen on books purely about love so anything classed as a ‘love story’ tends to put me off before I start. But this isn’t just a love story… I was aware of the success of All The Bright Places, but having not read any Jennifer Niven before this, I had no expectations. […]

Review // The Wolf Road – Beth Lewis

Wow, I thoroughly enjoyed Beth Lewis‘ The Wolf Road. I feel as if I could take on bear, but in reality I’d struggle to make a trap to catch a rabbit. Ha, this whole book showed me how very out of tune I am with nature, despite me living in the middle of nowhere on a farm. […]

Black Eyed Susans were such pretty flowers…

Been reading a few crime/thrillers/murder mysteries recently; little bit of Dr Kay Scarpetta, dash of Peter Robinson and yeah, okay, Lee Child. Particularly enjoying anything where you get to see behind the scenes of the case. The forensics, the psychology, the profiling. I enjoy puzzle solving, always have. I relish on figuring out whodunnit, and if […]

An almost travelling review of Julia Bell’s “Massive”

Been doing a tad bit of travelling recently (thanks to my other life) and aside from discovering new places one of my favourite perks of visiting new areas is stumbling upon the quaintest of shops. Do love myself a brilliant charity shop but the most thrilling yet calming place to find, of course, is a bookshop. […]

Green & Levithan are FAB // Will Grayson, Will Grayson Review

In all honesty, do I need to review it? Not really. We already know John Green is a genius and we already know of the brilliance of David Levithan, need I ramble on about how wonderful their book child is? I guess, yes. They probably hear them enough, but another compliment towards these fantastic writers […]

Katie Cotugno is brilliant // A How to Love Review

Have you ever picked up a book and just fallen in love with it? The words on the page just seem to fit. The little film inside your head appears instantly. There are no problems finding the words around you, just letting your eyes wander and so easily you’re right there in the midst of […]

Jessica O’Gorek’s Gemini Rising: Ethereal Fury – Review

It’s review time! Been slightly late doing this review as I’ve recently changed hosting providers and there has been some technical problems, but it should all be okay now. Anyhoo, here’s my latest review: BEWARE! THE PLANET IS WOUNDED… THE GEMINI ARE RISING AND OUR TIME ON EARTH IS LIMITED Angry at the human race […]