A cracking historical fictional from a cracking, now experienced author.
Hi all, Long time no see. I'll get straight to the point - this blog is going to be dormant for a while (again). With everything going on in the world right now, including a busy fulltime job, the last thing I want to do in my evenings and weekends is sit in front of… Continue reading February 2021 Update: Instagram and Twitter
It turns out that my TBR for August wasn't as overly ambitious as I thought it would be. In September, however, I'm starting a new job so all bets are off as to how much 'fun' reading I will actually manage to get done. With this in mind, I'm going to temper my expectations a little bit... (but not too much, eh, because where would the fun in that be?)
The digest: a very good example of accessible but multilayered and interesting historical fiction. It's informative, entertaining, and heart-wrenching stuff. Not for those with particularly weak stomachs.
Taking a look at what Goodreads says that I finished in July, I was actually quite productive (reading-wise, at least!). Let's have a look at what I read and what my thoughts are. I'm always trying out new formats, so this will be a quite short post with the books listed in order of completion… Continue reading Book Chat: July 2020 Wrap Up
Check out what I plan on reading in August! A mixture of epic fantasy, an odd SFF graphic novel, an imaginative urban fantasy, and a re-read 🙂
The digest: another absolutely phenomenal MG novel from Catherine Doyle. The characters are better developed, the worldbuilding deeper, and the stakes higher. If you enjoy innovative magic systems and kids facing off against a mythologyical Big Bad then you should be reading this series.
Better late than never, I always say!
In July my reading will very much be carrying on with June's plans, and that works for me. My audiobook consumption has decreased a bit as I have been wanting to listen to music and podcasts more, but hopefully I'll still be able to stick one in. I've also found myself playing video games and watching more TV than I have been in the first few months on 2020, but it's anyone's guess if that will continue.
In this post I'll be talking about the things that I read in June 2020. If you want to see what I had planned to read (and there are a fair few discepencies, I really am a mood reader!) please check out my June 2020 TBR here. The below list starts with the books that… Continue reading June 2020 Wrap Up
320 pages / Bloomsbury Children's Books / Middle Grade, Childrens, Fantasy The digest: this is simply one of the best MG books that I have ever read, including those I read when I was at the 'right' age to be reading these about 15-ish years ago. Keeping in mind the fact that it is the… Continue reading Review: The Storm Keeper’s Island – Catherine Doyle
The weather so far in June hasn't beed amazing up here in NW England, which is fine by me as it means more time inside reading. Here's a quick breakdown of what I plan on reading (though knowing me I'll very likely swap out a couple of options here and there). Let me know what… Continue reading June 2020 TBR
This is the second post about my return to blogging. Click here if you want to read the first bit (which covers more bookish related things), and read below if you want to find out some of the things I have been doing since November 2019. The next blog post will be fully about books so if the personal stuff doesn't interest you, not all hope is lost.
So, hello. I'm back.