I'm honoured to be celebrating Natasha's gorgeous middle grade debut The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair which is released in the UK on the 27th October, my only regret, is that I didn't have enough time, nor energy to create a bookbounding costume in time for my date on the Write Reads Tour, as I … Continue reading The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair by Natasha Hastings illustrated by Alex T Smith
Crossing over with my involvement in the Instagram 12 Days of Bookmas I chose to feature A Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher today, which although not ‘new’ this year, absolutely deserves to be in hands and hearts every Christmas. I’ve not been shy about my love of folklore, mythology and especially stories of the Fae, … Continue reading Christmas with a Difference: A Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher
Today it is my turn on the Lets Get Festive tour. We have been celebrating Christmassy books in all their guises from advent calendar bitesized tales to Merrytime Mystery and Murder to festive frolics! For me I was spoilt for choice, and it was a little overwhelming as we have SO many Christmas books some … Continue reading Let’s Get Festive- Lucy’s Magical Stories, A Series by Anne Booth.
I’m a huge fan of Fleur’s writing and especially this Clifftoppers series which I have been following eagerly since the beginning and am hoping desperately that Nosy Crow order another ‘year’ of adventures with the cousins visiting their grandparents’ farm every holiday break. This is perfect read for snowy weather but especially the Twixmas period, … Continue reading Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure by Fleur Hitchcock
Broke my heart over and over a million times how beautiful and heart wrenching this tale is. The interwar years is a particularly fascinating era for me, but is usually explored looking through the luxurious and Americanised lens of Jazz and Flappers or come the Thirties, Depression and Misery, the immediate post-war period and its … Continue reading The Silent stars go by- Sally Nicholls
So yesterday may have caught some UK based people out who are now thinking eeep I need something for... If a magazine subscription is not quite your ideal and you want something a bit different may I suggest a book from Wonderbly especially if you order by midnight tonight (20th December!) These books are an … Continue reading Last minute gift with feeling? try Wonderbly Books
Ok, I have discovered I have a bit of a morbid fascination with the concept of survivalists and Preppers. I’ve watched mouth agape at prepper documentaries on Netflix where the family practices shooting attackers from their shipping container house; dry runs at ‘circle the wagons’ convoy style bugging out; and where a young woman at … Continue reading The Rules by Tracy Darnton