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Month: October 2012

Books In


AKA Showcase Sunday Welcome to this week’s edition of Book Hoarders Anonymous confessions! At the beginning of the week I told myself I had to make a concerted effort to reduce the number of books coming in. I’m planning to have a big sort out…


Vintage Books Readers’ Day

Yesterday I was invited along to the Vintage Books Readers’ Day at Portsmouth Book Fest for a whole day of bookish talks. It was a fantastic line-up with lots of interesting publishing chat as well as authors discussing their books and readings. Re-writing Writers: Drawing…

5 Star, Fantasy, Young Adult


Micah has a secret. He didn’t run away to join the circus but when he finds himself stood inside the big tent, he knows that’s what he wants to do. He has already left everything he knew behind and cannot go back. On the flip-side,…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Calling

The Calling is the second book in the Darkness Rising trilogy and therefore this review will contain spoilers for the first book, The Gathering. After fleeing the forest fire, Maya and her friends start to suspect their helicopter pilot doesn’t have their best interests at…

New Releases

Catalogue Spotlight: Quercus

This week on Catalogue Spotlight is the ever-expanding independent publisher, Quercus, probably best known for bringing Stieg Larsson to an English speaking audience. As well as books published under Quercus, the catalogue includes several imprints; MacLehose Press for international fiction, Jo Fletcher Books for sci-fi,…


Dark Lover

The vampire race is dying out. Charged with their protection are the Black Dagger Brotherhood; an elite group of warriors who hunt down lesser and allow civilian vampires to lead their lives in peace. But when Darius is killed by one of the lesser, he…

Books In


AKA Showcase Sunday During my readathon internet break, I managed to get riled up on Twitter by someone who was criticising posts like this (Showcase Sunday, IMM, etc.); saying that they are bragging, pointless and unprofessional. Now, do what you like with your own blog,…


#Readathon: The End

Local time: 13:00 Pages read: 1090 Hours spent reading: 18 Which hour was most daunting for you? I guess when my alarm went off at 5am (hour 16?) and I couldn’t bring myself to wake up and carry on reading after a quick snooze! Felt…