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Readathon/Readalong Updates-Stephen King,Will Carver and George R R Martin

Readathon/Readalong Updates-Stephen King,Will Carver and George R R Martin

  End of the month Catch Up! Have you started/finished any readalongs/readathons with a group or a friend? Drop a comment down below and let me know! My good friend, and fellow blogger Danielle aka The Reading Closet, has challenged me to read, and blog along with her about the book you see to your left.Read more about Readathon/Readalong Updates-Stephen King,Will Carver and George R R Martin[…]

November Bookish WrapUp

November Bookish WrapUp

 

So we bid farewell to November…and turn our focus towards Christmas, books on our wish list ,time to unwind (hopefully!) and relax with a good read!

What’s on your Christmas list and have you been good enough to get what you wanted?

Before we hit that silly season, hard , here’s my monthly Wrap Up-how did you do? Did you read more or less than you thought you would? Were you taken by surprise at all by anything you read? Read more AboutNovember Bookish WrapUp

Netgalley Review/Recommendation-‘The Winters’ by Lisa Gabrielle

Netgalley Review/Recommendation-‘The Winters’ by Lisa Gabrielle

Many , many thanks to Penguin Random House and Netgalley for letting me read ‘The Winters’ by Lisa Gabrielle I hesitate to call it a ‘reimaging’ of ‘‘Rebecca’ by Daphne Du Maurier because it is entirely it’s own beast, however I would say it is a homage. From the changed roles-Mrs Danvers to Dani, Maxim De WinterRead more about Netgalley Review/Recommendation-‘The Winters’ by Lisa Gabrielle[…]

Book Recommendation-‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides

Book Recommendation-‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides

The problem with a book release as hyped as ‘‘The Silent Patient’‘ currently is, is that there is the risk that it does not live up to the title of ‘the 2019 thriller that everyone is talking about’. Clever? Hmm. Twisty? Yes. Engaging? Definitely. But ‘Brilliant’, ‘totally original’,’sophisticated’ and ‘clever’? Apologies but I would respectfullyRead more about Book Recommendation-‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides[…]

Christmas Book Recommendation-‘Miss Marley’ by Vanessa LaFaye and Rebecca Mascull

Christmas Book Recommendation-‘Miss Marley’ by Vanessa LaFaye and Rebecca Mascull

To say this small novella touches your heart is an understatement . The combined talents of  Vanessa LaFaye and Rebecca Mascull (who finished it after Vanessa sadly died in February 2018) brings Dickensian London to life. The prequel to ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Miss Marley‘ supposes the events which led to Jacob and Ebeneezer Scrooge meeting, asRead more about Christmas Book Recommendation-‘Miss Marley’ by Vanessa LaFaye and Rebecca Mascull[…]

Recommended Reads-Eve Ainsworth ‘Tender’

Recommended Reads-Eve Ainsworth ‘Tender’

Lovereading4kids kindly sent me this copy of ‘Tender’ by Eve Ainsworth, courtesy of Scholastic UK 

However, between me requesting this and it arriving, my daughter who was a voracious reader, suddenly downed tools and stopped reading.

Being a lover of YA fiction, I took up the slack whilst haranguing her daily to stop focussing on a YouTube star’s puppy’s birthday and read.

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Netgalley Review-Kate Helm ‘The Secrets You Hide’

Netgalley Review-Kate Helm ‘The Secrets You Hide’

Due to be published in February 2019 by Bonnier Zaffre‘The Secrets You Hide’ by Kate Helm gave me a book hangover.

By this I mean in the nicest way possible, I was unable to do anything else until this was read-it was gripping, intelligent, thoughtful and mysterious in one, beautiful package.

And I mean anything, including getting dressed! I went to sleep reading it, got up, fed the kids, fed the animals in the previous day’s clothes! This rarely happens, I am usually fragrant even if my clothes are a mishmash , that is how much I loved this book!

My head says he’s guilty. My heart sees a lost man’

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