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Month: April 2014


#Readathon is Go! (nearly)

Local starting time: 13:00 Hours spent reading: 0 Pages read: 0 Books finished: 0 Feeling: excited!!! Find out more about and follow Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon here. It’s not too late to sign up… First things first, the snacks. Last time I had cheese balls…

5 Star, Science Fiction, Young Adult


The Path is a virtual reality based on one boy’s memories. Lona Sixteen Always is one of the children on The Path, living Julian’s life as if it were her own. Her only experiences as herself are the moments when she’s disconnected from the system…



Cath and Wren are twin sisters, they’ve done everything together, including writing Simon and Baz fan fiction. Now they’re off to college but Wren wants to start doing things by herself. Forced to share a room with a stranger instead of her sister, Cath buries…

Books In


AKA Showcase Sunday I can’t believe I didn’t know there was a new Danny Wallace coming out. So excited about Who is Tom Ditto? Also a couple of really interesting sounding books from Headline, one a historical YA about Hitler’s niece and the other a…

Fantasy, Young Adult

The Winner’s Curse

Kestrel isn’t quite sure what she’s doing when she buys a slave at auction. She certainly had no intention of it when she set out that day, but there was something about him… As the general’s daughter, she is being pushed towards a life in…



Only eight centimetres of juice remained, compared to fifteen when I had left for work. Someone had been helping themselves to it. And yet I live alone. Fifty-six year old Shimura Kobo lives alone in the suburbs of Nagasaki. His life is relatively uneventful; he…

Classics, Science Fiction

The Kraken Wakes

It all started so slowly. So much, that a number of seemingly unconnected events mostly went unreported for months. But the increase of shipwrecks starts to raise eyebrows. Could there be something in the deepest reaches of the ocean? And if so, what? Does it…

Chick-Lit, Romance

Beautiful Day

It’s Rachel’s first day at work since she had her children. Now divorced, she walks into Clifton Avenue Residential Home to start a part time job as a care assistant, looking after adults as well as her children. The deputy manager Rob sees potential in…