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Month: May 2011


The Art of Alice: Madness Returns

  If you’ve been living in a box without eye-holes, or are just not at all interested in computer games, you may not be familiar with American McGee’s incarnation of Alice. This book accompanies the game’s sequel and contains pages upon pages of glorious artwork,…


Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism

It’s 1911. Underneath the idyllic surface of small town Eliada, eugenics is being studied and the town may have reasons for its seemingly perfect inhabitants. I first read about the American eugenics program in Jodi Picoult’s Second Glance and it was that subject that made…

List, Top Ten

Top Ten Minor Characters

This week’s Top Ten (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is for the minor characters in our books. My memory isn’t good enough to conjure up minor characters from ten different books however my mind kept going back to Discworld characters. Lets face it,…


100 Follower Giveaway

Spooky, I got my 100th follower after posting my 100th post! As promised I’m holding a multi-book, international giveway. Keeping true to my eclectic reading nature, there is a mix of genres so hopefully there’s something that appeals to you! You must be a follower…


South of Salem

South of Salem is the second book in the Allegra Fairweather series by Australian writer Janni Nell. Allegra is a paranormal investigator whose big toe itches when something paranormal is nearby. Other than that she has no special powers and she’s a likeable, down-to-earth heroine….

Science Fiction, Young Adult


Delirium is set in a dystopian world where love has been cured in everyone over the age of eighteen. In essence, it’s a story about first love and love that endures against all odds. Whilst I enjoyed Lauren Oliver’s writing style, I felt the book…

Books In


Um, yes, you can see that I’m doing a great job of controlling incoming books can’t you? I blame Tesco for letting me shop there after consuming wine on an empty stomach! The Passage and When God Was a Rabbit are from Tesco and as…