I've had a fairly successful and unexpectedly varied reading month. The highlight was my venture into zombie fiction, prompted by my boyfriend's replay of 'The Last of Us'. This is NOT my usual genre (I tend toward squeamishness) but I'm a sucker for high stakes narratives and am enjoying my findings so far. Full February … Continue reading February Wrap Up
Here be the second half of my 'I Dare You To' tag. Later than promised, I know. Your thoughts as always are appreciated. Name book that you acquired in an interesting way. I purchased a Game of Thrones box-set from one of my customers, does that count? An elderly lady confided that she had been … Continue reading The ‘I Dare You’ Book Tag (Part 2)
I spotted this on the blog of Kristy @ TheReaderDragon, and figured I'd give it a whirl. I've decided to split it across two posts - so you'll hear from me twice this week (a nice change from once a fortnight, yes?). RULES You must be honest You must answer all questions You have to … Continue reading The ‘I Dare You’ Book Tag (Part 1)
To The Sea by Christine Dibley Fiction Copy received from Pan Macmillan in return for review Synopsis On a clear summer's day, Detective Inspector Tony Vincent answers a call-out to an idyllic Tasmanian beach house. Surrounded by family and calm waters, seventeen-year-old Zoe Kennett has inexplicably vanished. Four storytellers share their version of what has … Continue reading Review: To The Sea
The Lifeline Bookfest came to town this week (only the world's biggest second-hand book sale), so of course I went, and of course I bought books, even though I have a great many unread at home. I usually limit my second-hand book purchases, but was in an acquisitive mood, and in the company of an … Continue reading The Great Treasure-Hunt
Now that I am recovered from Christmas (well, sort of) I can enjoy the books it brought me. First of all, I must say that I received THIS: Is it not glorious? While I've never quite got into manga, I am a Sherlock fan. Was VERY thrilled. May have cackled. It's essentially the screenplay in … Continue reading To the Victor, the Spoils
Is it really almost Christmas? I'm not sure what happened to the second half of 2016. Last I checked it was still August - now I'm staring down a week of retail madness, humming carols absentmindedly and trying to work out where I hid the wrapping paper. Which I guess means it's time for a … Continue reading Is It That Time Already?