Hello! Would a Friday ever be complete without trying (and in my case, failing!) to guess a mystery book by its first lines? I think not! First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we… Continue reading First Lines Friday – 22nd July 2022
Hello! Another Friday, so you know what that means . . . First Lines Friday! First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf… Continue reading First Lines Friday – 1st July 2022
Happy New Year! In 2021, I read 39 books. Not only did I achieve my target of 36 books, but I also exceeded it, and read the most books I have ever read in a year! At times, it seemed like 36 books was totally unattainable, but I pulled it back over the Summer, by… Continue reading My 2021 in Books
Hello! Spell The Month In Books originated on Reviews From The Stacks. Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman “So you are going to kill me . . . You set me up so your friends could capture me. You’re real good at letting others do your dirty work . . .” Sephy and Callum have… Continue reading Spell The Month In Books: November
Hello! This month, I have picked the books that I didn't read last month, and two new ones for this month's TBR! El Libro de Arena – Jorge Luis Borges “He told me that his book was called The Book of Sand, because neither the book nor the sand has a start or finish.” The… Continue reading November 2021 TBR!
Hello! This weekly feature used to be hosted by by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and is now hosted at Taking on a World of Words. The three Ws are: What are you currently reading?What did you recently finish reading?What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? I am currently reading She-Wolves by Helen… Continue reading WWW Wednesday – 6th October 2021
Hello! This month, I have picked my three current reads, and one new read for my TBR! She-Wolves - Helen Castor IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND, MAN WAS THE RULER OF WOMAN, AND THE KING WAS THE RULER OF ALL. HOW, THEN, COULD ROYAL POWER LIE IN FEMALE HANDS? In SHE-WOLVES, celebrated historian Helen Castor tells the… Continue reading October 2021 TBR!
Hello! In September, I finished 6 books and made progress on 3! The books that I finished are: Double Cross, Nought Forever, Crossfire, and Endgame by Malorie Blackman; La Casa de Bernada Alba by Federico García Lorca; and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson! The books that I made progress on are:… Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2021 Books
Hello! Firstly: an update on my Noughts and Crosses Challenge! I am currently reading Endgame, and it is so amazing! I am trying to savour every last moment of it, so hopefully my review should be up at some point next week! Today, I'm participating in The Fall Bucket List Book Tag, which I first… Continue reading The Fall Bucket List Book Tag
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Trigger Warnings: Alcohol consumption; Blood; Dead bodies; Death of a grandfather (recounted); Gore; Gun violence; Knife violence; Recreational drug use; Smoking; Strangulation The Desolations of Devil's Acre is the breath-taking conclusion (😭) to Ransom Riggs' #1 New York Times Bestselling Series: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The world-building throughout The Desolations of… Continue reading Review: The Desolations of Devil’s Acre – Ransom Riggs