A review on Worms on Parachutes - mystical allies in my battle with cancer , an inspiring story of one woman's battle against two different cancers.
During World Book Day I was asked what would be my desert island book. If I was to be whisked away to a tropical, exotic island without any external contact or communication, for an indefinite amount of time, what book would I take with me? Books trigger memories for me, each one has a specific … Continue reading What’s your desert island book?
OK, I know I haven't posted anything in a while. The truth of the matter is, my blog has been a victim of the London commute. It seems the only time I get a chance to write my blog these days is the few times I have been on a train on the way to, … Continue reading Writing and Blogs – My Shame
This book was a joy to read. I had no expectations other than to be transported to another time and place - a pretty big expectation actually - and Howe's book definitely did that. The story revolves around a girl who has great academic career aspirations, she succeeds in her trials and gains a world-famous … Continue reading The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
I had high hopes for this book when I saw it in Foyle's Bookshop in St Pancras Station. I have never read any John Banville books but the premise is brilliant - the ancient Greek gods are real and begin meddling in human lives once again, with one family in particular, resulting in a darkly … Continue reading Book review – The Infinities by John Banville
I first fell hard for Michelle Moran's historical fiction books when I picked up Nefertiti a couple of years ago. Her writing transported me to Ancient Egypt, and I found myself instantly connecting with her 3000 year old characters. Moran's next book, the Heretic Queen had the same effect. So it was with excitement, high … Continue reading Book review: Cleopatra’s Daughter, by Michelle Moran
I meant to read this book when it first came out. In fact every time I went into a bookstore I would pick it up but then put it back down again when I had to narrow down the amount of books I had in my arms. It wasn't until I found myself in a … Continue reading Book review: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
It was really hard to decide which book to review for my first review. In order to narrow down the choices, I decided I had to have finished the book to be reviewed recently, and it had to be fairly recently out either in paperback or hardback. That narrowed the choice down to nine books. … Continue reading Book review: Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh
I was reading a great book blog from the States which has a section on absurd book titles and covers. It gave me a giggle and the inspiration to start my own section for UK books with terrible titles or covers, (or both!) so watch this space for the results of my investigations. Who will … Continue reading Crazy Covers & Titles
Books have bought a richness to my life and a wealth of experiences that has led me to see beautiful places, meet fabulous people and build up an enormous mental (and physical) library of magical new worlds. I hope to share my thoughts on books I have read, review books good and bad, and give information on whats happening in the bookworld. I hope that you enjoy reading this as much as I know I'll love writing it, and look forward to a swapping of ideas and experiences on all things books.