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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[…]

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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Orion On Tour-Cardiff !

Orion On Tour-Cardiff !

 

Trapeze Fiction

 

On Thursday, November 12th, whilst scrolling through Twitter in a desperate attempt to avoid doing actual studying, I came across a tweet from Trapeze Books, advertising an ‘Orion On Tour’ event.

People from Orion’s office in London were being dispatched to Wales to discuss books with regional authors, writers, journalists, bloggers ! The deadline was the 13th to RSVP, I dashed off a quick email, not really very hopeful but was thrilled to see there was still room for a little blogger like myself.

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Netgalley  Book Review and Extract-‘Last Time I Lied’ by Riley Sager

Netgalley Book Review and Extract-‘Last Time I Lied’ by Riley Sager

Early last year the first book by Riley Sager, ‘Final Girls’ was heralded by no less than my all time favourite writer, Stephen King. This made it an automatic must read and I was not disappointed. The follow up, ‘Last Time I Lied’, again takes liberties with the trope of an unreliable narrator,places it in aRead more about Netgalley Book Review and Extract-‘Last Time I Lied’ by Riley Sager[…]

Young Adult Book Recommendation-‘She,myself and I’ by Emma Young

Young Adult Book Recommendation-‘She,myself and I’ by Emma Young

I gratefully received a copy of this book courtesy of Lovereading4kids in return for an honest review. An engaging and involving read,I genuinely found myself connecting with the main character, Rosa. She is a fully realised character we meet at the time of her experimental surgery to transplant her brain into the body of a girl,Read more about Young Adult Book Recommendation-‘She,myself and I’ by Emma Young[…]