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Month: January 2018

Non-Fiction

The Line Becomes a River

Francisco Cantú studied the US-Mexican border at college and he felt the next step was to work there. He applied to be a US Border Patrol agent despite his half-Mexican mother’s misgivings. He would see both sides he argued, and how better to learn about…

Fantasy

A Conjuring of Light

A Conjuring of Light is the final book in the Shades of Magic trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. A Gathering of Shadows has such a cliffhanger there was no way I wasn’t going to prioritise the final instalment….

Readathon

#24in48 Wrap-Up

Time spent reading: 12 hours 29 minutes Pages read: 717 I reached my goal of 12 hours, woop! I’ve stopped well before the end of the weekend as I just wanted a bit of a break from reading, and I do have work tomorrow. I’m…

Readathon

#24in48 Readathon

This weekend is the 24 in 48 readathon in which we attempt to read for 24 hours over the whole weekend. There’s still time to sign up over on their website. I’m just aiming for 12 hours, which is a boost over my normal weekend…

5 Star, Science Fiction

Gemina

Gemina pretty much follows the same formula as Illuminae; there are multiple dangers on board and the surviving characters are split up and must communicate mostly via chat. This is not a bad thing and I thoroughly enjoyed the second instalment of this fast-action space…

Chick-Lit, General Fiction

Still Me

Still Me is the third book in the Lou Clark series and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous books. It starts with a moustache. No, it’s not a new love interest but a U.S. Immigration officer. Lou is in New York! Returning…

Fantasy

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

When Philip Pullman’s new trilogy was announced, he told us it wasn’t a prequel, but the first book, The Belle Sauvage, is definitely a prequel to His Dark Materials. If you haven’t read the original books I would do so first, as even though this…

Non-Fiction

The Idiot Brain

In The Idiot Brain, Dean Burnett explores how the brain makes us behave how we do, in an accessible and friendly manner. I find this stuff fascinating. Dean also makes it clear that we don’t know everything and what we do know sometimes changes, but…

Science Fiction

The Book of Joan

Keep reading for a chance to win a copy along with a matching tote bag! (open internationally) I get the feeling The Book of Joan is going to be a Marmite book, there were definitely parts I liked more than others and some things I…