Hello Book Lover, This will quite possibly be the least eloquent of my reviews, as no matter how many times I have sat and tried to write my feelings onto paper, I simply fail to do this book justice. I read The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood last month and it’s honestly stayed with me ever… Continue reading Review – The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood by Susan Elliot Wright.
Hello Book Lover, "I have my plot to run away entirely aside, and must resign myself to my coming state of marriage....but how?" I cast my limbs out in an attitude of despair. "Oh if you could have seen him at the sliding!" I was drawn to The Illumination of Ursula Flight as I enjoy… Continue reading Review – The Illumination of Ursula Flight by Anna-Marie Crowhurst.
On Wednesday night I spent the evening in a gorgeous little bar in Liverpool, filled with booksellers, book bloggers, book vloggers, authors and the lovely folk from Headline Publishing. It was an event held to celebrate the six debuts which are being published by Headline this year. I have never been to an event held… Continue reading #NewVoice2019
Hello Book Lover, Thank you to @Netgalley and @PtBlankBks for the opportunity to read the arc of Red Snow. Red Snow is the second book by Will Dean and once again we are transported to Gavrik where we meet up with our gutsy journalist, Tuva. This book can be read as a stand alone, however… Continue reading Review – Red Snow by Will Dean
Hello Book Lover, Thanks so much to @NetGalley and @Atlanticbooks for the arc of this book. I started this book before Christmas however the festive season over took my life and I only managed to pick it back up again earlier this week - I subsequently devoured it in around 2 hours while the small… Continue reading Review – My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.
Hello Book Lover, I have the lovely @bookishchat to thank for bringing this book to my attention. I saw it over on her Twitter feed and when she was looking for second homes for some books, I grabbed this one straight away and I am so pleased I did. Attend is West Camel's debut and… Continue reading Review – Attend by West Camel.
Hello Book Lover, 2018 has been an absolutely cracking year for books and reading. I have been privileged enough to already have received a couple of 2019 proofs to feast my greedy little eyes upon. I thought I would put together a list of some books I am most looking forward to next year, so… Continue reading My Top Picks for 2019.
Hello Book Lover, Better late than never hey! Well, in all honesty it was scheduled to post at the beginning of January but for some reason it didn't. I found it hiding in between 'Top Picks of 2019' and my review of 'Normal People', so I thought I would share it. I read a total… Continue reading My Favourite Reads of 2018
Waterstones book of the year was announced last month and it's no surprise that the prize went to Sally Rooney's 'Normal People'. Now unless you have been living under a rock or have no interest in books (if that's the case, why would you be reading this!?!) you will know about this book. It's been… Continue reading Normal People by Sally Rooney.
Yesterday, I turned my hand at some spinal poetry, taking inspiration from the lovely people at Borough Press. Here is my effort, what do you think? Nobody Told Me, A Girl is a Half Formed Thing, The Immortalists, Roar. I Found My Tribe, Nine Perfect Strangers. Brave New World. This took me longer to think… Continue reading #spinepoetry