Hello book Lover, The lovely people at Quercus emailed to ask if I would be interested in a buddy read for the new release by Barbara Bourland, titled Fake Like Me, I jumped at the chance, I had taken part in the buddy read for The Night Tiger and loved it. Being able to discuss… Continue reading Review – Fake Like Me by Barbara Bourland.
Hello Book Lover, It's August! And almost the end of August at that. I have struggled this month to find my writing mojo so this is why this is ridiculously late! But better late than never right?! Another successful reading month thanks to a holiday and some sunny weather, which meant lots of late night garden… Continue reading The Literary Addict Wraps Up – July.
Hello Book Lover, Those of you who follow me on twitter, will know that when I go on holiday or out for a day trip somewhere, I seek out bookshops. To help me in my quest for Independent Bookshops, I usually call upon the lovely bookish community on Twitter and Instagram. When I put a call out for… Continue reading Book Tour of South Devon.
Hello Book Lover, It is that time again, like it or loathe it, it’s the Booker Prize long list announcement! No longer the Man Booker Prize due to a change in supporter, – Crankstart Booker Prize doesn’t quite have the same ring to it does it? Each year this prize both delights and depresses the… Continue reading Booker Prize Long List.
Hello Book Lover, I am a self confessed scaredy cat. There was a time, as a teenager and well into my early twenties, when I gorged myself on a diet of Stephen King, Dean Kootz, Richard Layman and James Herbert. Then one morning my brain and imagination decided "nope, not any more thanks!", the sensible… Continue reading Review – Haverscroft by Sally Harris
Hello Book Lover, I make no bones of the fact that I loved translated fiction and in particular translated crime thrillers, if we are going to be picky then police procedurals. I always head over to that area of my bookshelf whenever I feel a bit of a slump coming on, or if… Continue reading Review – The Dance of Death by Oliver Bottini.
Hello Book Lover, When Alison Barrow got in touch and asked if I would like a copy of Expectation, I was over the moon and couldn't respond quick enough. I had already heard some whisperings on Twitter that it was incredible and an inspiring piece of fiction about strong women, the themes of which really… Continue reading Review – Expectation by Anna Hope.
Hello Book Lover, It’s July thus marking the end of another month, where has the first half of the year gone!! June was an excellent reading month for me, mainly as I started to prioritise my reading, this meant choosing to head up to bed before 8pm on some nights and switching off social media… Continue reading The Literary Addict Wraps Up – June.
Hello Book Lover, What an absolute joy it has been to spend several days with Sylvia Penton! I started this book on Saturday and just devoured it in a couple of sittings. I swiftly fell for Sylvia and her 'prickly exterior' and by the end of the book she had won me over completely. Sylvia… Continue reading Review – Needlemouse by Jane O’Connor.
Hello Book Lover, A couple of weekends ago I spent a glorious couple of child-free days in Bilbao, wandering around seeing the sights, eating wonderful food and drinking an awful lot of wine. Bilbao is a cultural mecca, famous for its imposing Guggenheim museum, there are sculptures and pieces of art popping up all over… Continue reading Bookish Bilbao