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Month: August 2011

List, Top Ten

Top Ten Titles

We’ve been given a free rein for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) and get to choose our own topics. I am often drawn to books because of their titles and these are some of my favourites from my…


Spell Bound

Spell Bound picks up from the cliff hanger ending of Waking the Witch and is the 12th and penultimate novel in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series. This review may spoil your enjoyment of the earlier books if you’re not up to date…and if…

5 Star, General Fiction, Literary


Ragnarök is the latest edition to Canongate’s excellent Myths series, all standalone novels by a variety of the world’s finest writers. Written by A.S. Byatt of The Children’s Book fame, it tells the Nordic story of the Judgement of the Gods or the end of…

Historical Fiction

The Golden Mean

Set in ancient Greece circa 342 BC, The Golden Mean is the story of Aristotle’s time with the young Alexander (soon to be Great). The great philosopher takes the position of the young prince’s tutor as well as his disabled brother and forges an odd…

Crime Fiction, Translation

Until Thy Wrath Be Past

Set in the northern reaches of Sweden, a young couple went missing over winter, presumed dead in a diving accident. When the spring thaw releases the girl’s body, Inspector Mella and prosecutor Martinsson start investigating the secrets of a small isolated town where everyone knows…


Winner Announced!

Thanks to everyone who entered the UK & EU Summer Hop giveaway, it was good to see a lot of familiar names amongst the entrants but hello to new followers too! So the winner of Blow on a Dead Man’s Embers is, drumroll please… Luu!…


Mug Shot

My parents had a special mug prepared for me when I arrived…one with books on! I hope those of you in London are safe and sound. I can hardly believe the scenes being shown on the news.