Heatwave! Books for a Day at the Seaside

Ok here in the UK it's set to be a scorcher over the next few days which means many will be heading to the beach or a coastal area this weekend, and this will continue as we head into the summer holidays. So I have put together a capsule collection of new books to accompany … Continue reading Heatwave! Books for a Day at the Seaside

The Sharp Edge Of A Snowflake- Sif Sigmarsdottir

This is a contemporary YA thriller out end of June in the Nordic Noir style set in the bitter cold approaching Christmas in Iceland partly about the dangers and lies of social media and whether the people behind the curtain are more dangerous than the truth itself. A body on the frozen tundra beside a … Continue reading The Sharp Edge Of A Snowflake- Sif Sigmarsdottir

Cinders and Sparks – Magic at Midnight- Lindsey Kelk illustrated by Pippa Curnick

The Cinderella trope is a bit of a bug-bear truth be told with me. I dislike the surrendered nature of the original fairy tale with the doing as you’re told, Stepford domesticity message as well as being ‘saved’ first by a Fairy Godmother then the Prince and THEN the factor of consent and choice in … Continue reading Cinders and Sparks – Magic at Midnight- Lindsey Kelk illustrated by Pippa Curnick

Notable Non-Fiction: Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson put Astronauts on the Moon- Helaine Becker & Dow Phumiruk

When I found out that Littlefae had won this book from Toppsta I admit I did squeal with joy. I am a fan of Katherine Johnson and the Hidden Figures ladies at NASA feeds into my fascination (and anger) for the stories of Invisible women who played roles in the turning points of history whether … Continue reading Notable Non-Fiction: Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson put Astronauts on the Moon- Helaine Becker & Dow Phumiruk