The key thing I got in the post so far this year were some softbox studio lights, which have made a world of difference to my Instagram photos. I just got cheap ones off eBay and whilst they can be a bit fiddly to click into place, I would generally recommend them if you’re fed up of the gloomy winter light ruining your photos.

This past week has been pretty busy for book post and there’s plenty I can’t wait to dive into. I’ve already read the latest from Juno Dawson and Seanan McGuire so keep an eye out for reviews next week. Out of the others, I’m looking forward to Wintersong the most. Let me know if you’ve read any of these already!

For Review:

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (Tinder Press)
Margot & Me by Juno Dawson (Hot Key Books)
Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor (HQ)*
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (Titan Books)
Octavio’s Journey by Miguel Bonnefoy (Gallic Books)
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel (Headline)*
The Wild Other by Clover Stroud (Hodder)
Windwitch by Susan Dennard (Tor)*
Freeks by Amanda Hocking (Tor)*
The Riviera Express by T.P. Fielden (HQ)*


Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
Complications by Atul Gawande
Electronic Dreams: How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer by Tom Lean
First Bite: How We Learn to Eat by Bee Wilson

*Unsolicited titles