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Month: June 2011


Small Blogs, Big Giveaways Update

Winners have now been announced for the Small Blogs, Big Giveaways event! 1st: xxsquigglesxx 2nd: Michelle W 3rd: jeanette8042 The following people will receive a giftcard: Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews, Carol Luciano, Library Lady, Krystal Larson and Jessica @ Book Passion for Life. Remaining…


It’s Not Monday…

I missed out on IMWAYR yesterday and things have been a bit non-stop round here, so I’ve been light on the blogging and the reading. I do like to have a weekly round-up so here’s mine, one day late. Books I’ve read: Dead Man’s Grip…

General Fiction

Book Group: Submarine

I’ve had this book for years after Joe Dunthorne wrote a version of Hansel and Gretel for a Shoot London event (which we illustrated with photos, not knowing what the story was). Since Submarine has been made into a film now, I bumped it up…


Who Ordered Rain?

It just took me five hours to get home from Andover on the train, a journey which usually takes two. I can’t even blame the rain, the wind blew down a tree onto the rails, but the rain made the wait even worse. And to…


Pre-Loved Giveaway

The Elephant Vanishes is a collection of short stories written by Haruki Murakami and translated into English by both Jay Rubin and Alfred Birnbaum. This book has been read but is in good condition (a crease here and there). For more information on these giveaways,…

Classics, Uncategorized


I’m reading Gormenghast both for the “Books I Should Have Read By Now” challenge and as part of Jackie‘s readalong. I think 100 pages a week is a pretty good target as Mervyn Peake’s trilogy is very wordy! I may be a day late, but…

Crime Fiction

Dead Man’s Grip

Another instalment in the Roy Grace series and I wasn’t disappointed. It all starts with a horrific traffic accident, in which a young man loses his life. There are three drivers involved but only one flees the scene and it falls to Grace’s team to…


The Jungle Book

Photograph by the talented Joel aka Boy_Wonder on Flickr, one of my favourite self portrait artists. I urge you to check out his hand-made props or his Alice in Wonderland inspired photos. @boywonderjoel The Made Project