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Month: October 2013

Young Adult

Entangled

I met Ethan the night I was planning to kill myself. Pretty Inconvenient, when you think about it. Grace wakes up in a white room. The last thing she remembers was talking to a man named Ethan and getting into his van. Trying to work…

Uncategorized

Books by Numbers

Jumping on the bandwagon after the Other Ellie did this meme that Jess Hearts Books started. My bookcases are in complete disarray but I chose to do this on the two slightly more tidy ones (which comes out at around 350 books). Each book is…

5 Star, Fantasy

Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight is the 7th book in the October Daye series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. Reading Order: #1 Rosemary and Rue #2 A Local Habitation #3 An Artificial Night #4 Late Eclipses #5 One Salt Sea #6…

Books In

Incoming!

AKA Showcase Sunday I was too tired last week (post readathon) to do a new books post last week, so it’s another fortnighter that makes me look like I gone off the rails. I am sending Payback off to Lainy as I don’t think I’ll…

Uncategorized

Sad Monsters

Did you know that nearly half of all werewolf attacks start as misguided hugs? There are hits and misses in this collection of woeful tales of sad and misunderstood monsters. The Joy of Unicorns had me snorting with laughter and I loved the human/zombie role…

5 Star, Young Adult

Maggot Moon

What if the football hadn’t gone over the wall. What if Hector had never gone looking for it. What if he hadn’t kept the dark secret to himself. What if… Then I suppose I would be telling myself another story. Maggot Moon is a short…

Non-Fiction

The Vampyre Family: The Curse of Byron

Byron, a celebrity in his own lifetime, flees London to escape gambling debts and the rumours his ex-wife has been spreading. He takes with him a young doctor, John Polidori, who has literary ambitions of his own. The young Claire Clairmont’s obsession with the poet,…

Readathon

#Readathon Over

The end: local time 13:00 Total pages read: 1125 Hours spent reading: 21 Books finished: 3 Coffee count: 5 Pages read since last update: 61 Snacks eaten: buttered crumpets and honey loops Drinks drunk: coffee Wooho, we made it! Huge kudos to anyone who has…

Readathon

#Readathon Hour 22: Good Morning!

Hour 22: local time 10:00 Total pages read: 1064 Hours spent reading: 18 Books finished: 3 Coffee count: 4 Books: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire + Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner + The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes Pages read since last update:…