Following on from my analytical review here's the creative stuff!! There was no way I couldn’t turn Lindsay Galvin’s My Friend The Octopus into book cosplay, there’s so much I could completely nerd out about and have me the opportunity to push my sewing skills to the limit to blend my two lives, recreate a … Continue reading Bookbounding My Friend, the Octopus
This review will come in two parts, this is the analysis post, the other is to come later this afternoon!! You may know there are a few topics that will immediately endear me to a book, and a combination of such will make me love it. And then there’s the special few that put a … Continue reading My Friend, The Octopus by Lindsay Galvin
When Little Island Books contacted me about Chameleon Dad, the latest middle grade adventure from Debbie Thomas I was sold on the blurb alone and agreed to help support this book which looks at some incredibly powerful themes and situations but with the gentle hand of writing for middle grade. A tale that looks at … Continue reading Chameleon Dad Author Feature: Debbie Thomas on Writing for Children
When I heard that there was a book that was wrapped in herbalism, with a girl that whispers to the plants and they talk back and lead her to discover truths about the land, the people and herself, I was so excited for receive The Map of Leaves by Yarrow Townsend and entwined myself in … Continue reading The Map of Leaves by Yarrow Townsend featuring content by the author!
Imagine a world where loss is only temporary, that you can be rebuilt from your digital footprint and 'returned' in android form to your loved ones, a world where no families have to be torn apart by grief, no one has to lose anyone ever again. Sounds rather tempting at first doesn't it. Many books … Continue reading Our Sister Again- Sophie Cameron featuring Q&A
Hedgewitch has only just been released and yet is already one of my favourite books of all time. With its blend of cosy low fantasy, the folklore of these islands and a halcyon of heritage and nostalgia in its our-world-adjacent 1950s setting featuring Blytonesque feasts (without any of the problematic bits) and witchcraft themed girl … Continue reading The Hedgewitch Collection feat Hedgewitch by Skye McKenna
Today I'm one of three stops on the mega celebration blog tour for Jennifer Killick's DreadWood! I’ve been a huge fan of Jennifer’s writing for some years, she is a literal diamond of contemporary storycraft with a twisted element whether turning her hand to unfortunate superpowers, mysterious disappearances or tween horror , Jen is a … Continue reading DreadWood by Jennifer Killick