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Month: January 2013


The Panda Theory

When Gabriel steps off the train in a small Breton town, he is a complete stranger. Nobody knows where he came from or who he really is. Yet his small acts of kindness make an impression on the locals and he is soon welcomed into…


The Rook

Dear You, The body you are wearing used to be mine. But you probably care little about this body’s past… After all, I’m writing this letter for you to read in the future. If you are reading this you have already survived several immediate threats,…


Rosemary and Rue

Changeling October Daye was living a mortal life with her human husband and daughter when she was turned into a koi carp, destined to live out her life in the Tea Garden of Golden Gate Park. 14 years later, she miraculously transforms back into her…

Books In


AKA Showcase Sunday If ever I feel like I’m living in a Big Brother society, it’s when I announce book buying restrictions and suddenly there are books everywhere which fall within them. White Horse has been on my wishlist for ages and I take a…


The Groaning Wishlist

Since deciding to cut down on my book buying (let’s not comment on how that’s going) I’ve been using my wishlist more. Since the New Year I have added a whopping 23 books to it, many inspired by other bloggers and Twitter conversations. I should…

Science Fiction, Young Adult


The human race is heading toward extinction. A deadly virus wiped out most the population and now those that survive, live together isolated on Long Island with one main aim; to repopulate. Only no babies live more than a few days. Their immune systems are…

General Fiction

Book Group: The Waterproof Bible

Why do bad things happen to good people? Because it makes a good story. Aberystwyth is searching for her estranged mother who was banished from her underwater parish when she pointed out to her parishioners that their religion is all lies. Just stories, and that living…


The Folio Society

I don’t know about you but I miss pictures in books. It’s one of the downsides to growing up. So with the growing popularity of limited and clothbound editions, The Folio Society is onto a winner. For those not familiar with them, they’ve been around…