I was always going to be a difficult audience for this kind of book. On the one hand, I'm a willing devotee- I adore history and the stories it offers and especially I have a soft spot for this era. However as a lover of history, historical fiction can be a sore point as I … Continue reading Enchantée by Gita Trelease
So Valentines Day is usually concerned with romantic love, (though there is the female friends rebellion of Galentine too) and there have been lots of posts about Literary and Bookish couples and the love we ship in older fiction. However, I wanted to take it back down to Picture Books and to explore the many … Continue reading Valentines Day: Love in Picture Books
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World Of Words that simply asks three questions. As I've been trying to write more regularly as a blogger this is a good exercise in metacognition, to stop and reflect on our reading outside of reviews. I'm including the reading the Fae are doing too … Continue reading Pause for WWW Wednesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. I found this concept incredibly hard because after an attempt in my 20s and abhorring it as a whole I don’t read a lot of romance even rom-com and the relationships in YA books particular … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday- Favourite Book Couples
This brilliant book brings together rich literary traditions into a wonderful middle grade novel full of magic, suspense and quite a bit of confuddlement! The ‘trapped with a killer’ whodunnit suspense of Agatha Christie, set with a perilous magical context and a little of the madcap antics or characters of the film Clue! makes this … Continue reading The Last Chance Hotel – Nicki Thornton
For many people around my age (I'm a millennial) Harry Potter in one way or another is seared on our consciousness and some of us are now passing that onto our children. As the fandom celebrates another Harry Potter Book Night I look back... Even though I’m the right age to have read the first … Continue reading Harry Potter Book Night- What does Potter mean to you?
Here in the UK this is a huge publication day for so many exciting books! This post gathers together some of the books celebrating their book birthdays, ones we've already been lucky enough to either receive ARCs or been able to purchase early releases, read and reviewed on the blog. Then I've listed those published … Continue reading Super Seventh- Amazing books publishing today!