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Boarding School Stories FTW

I’ve found myself reading a lot of books set in boarding schools recently. I’ve always enjoyed this kind of setting, maybe its appeal stems from when, as a teenager, I daydreamed of being sent away to a more exciting place, with new opportunities for friendship,…

New Releases

On My Radar: November

You’re gonna need a lot of books to get through winter, right? Well here are a whole bunch more to add to your TBRs to keep you going! Please do consider supporting an independent book shop this present buying season. Many will post books out…


Readathon: Book Spine Poetry

Welcome to my mini challenge for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, Book Spine Poetry! I hope you are having a great readathon. If for some reason book spine poetry has passed you by, it’s basically a poem made out of book titles. If you want it…


The One Stop #Readathon Update Post

Latest update: 12:00 Hours spent reading: 14.5 Pages read: 864 Books finished: 3 The End Local time: 12:00 GMT Pages read: 274 I read a couple of very short books, Memento and Serpentine and then moved on to Puddin’ which I knew I wouldn’t have…


Readathon TBR

It’s Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon this weekend! I am trying to finish up Popsugar and ATY challenges so of course I have compiled a readathon TBR completely ignoring my remaining prompts. OK, OK, I threw in some last minute additions that will help, but this…

Weekly Update

Tumble weeds… a weekly check-in

I don’t have much to report this week, I haven’t finished any books πŸ™ However I have been preparing for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and will be co-hosting hours 7 and 8 and running a mini challenge in the later hours. I did post a…

5 Star, Fantasy

Ninth House

Alex Stern does not belong at Yale. When she awakes as the sole survivor of a multiple homicide, presumed a drug deal gone wrong, she is given an unlikely offer. Come to Yale, join the House of Lethe and oversee the rituals of the other…

New Releases

On My Radar: October

October seems to bring with it even more fabulous books than September did. I hope you’re ready! We might actually see the third book in the Hollow Gods series at long last! I need to go recap the previous books, but I am excited to…

Crime Fiction

Eight Detectives

Grant McAllister is an author living in seclusion when Julia Hart approaches him, wanting to republish his book. Thirty years ago he wrote a series of stories exploring the rules of the murder mystery genre, but he doesn’t seem to remember much about it. As…


The Court of Miracles

The Court of Miracles is a criminal underground, a place where those who don’t belong in polite Parisian society can be accepted and find protection. Thieves, prostitutes, assassins, smugglers, mercenaries, gamblers, beggars, drug addicts and forgerers, they all have their guild and a lord or…


Reverse Readathon Wrap-Up

Hours spent reading: 12.5 Pages read: 411 Books read: 1 So I fell asleep before the end of the reverse readathon. I’m not sure the reverse hours work so well for me, I like having the event spread over two days, but it was fun…


Reverse Readathon TBR

This weekend’s reverse readathon will be the first Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon run by Kate and Gabby who we are all very grateful to for taking over the reins from Andi. Unlike the regular readathons, this one runs for opposite hours, so it will be…

New Releases

On My Radar: August

Hi guys! I’ve been away from my blog so long that the Blogger UI has changed! I miss doing my round ups of forthcoming books so I thought this would be an easy way to try and get back into the groove. Publication dates have…

5 Star, Fantasy


Roger and Dodger are the embodiment of the Doctrine of Ethos. Separated at birth, they’re not entirely human but an experiment by shady alchemists. Roger is gifted with words and language, Dodger is a maths genius, together they could be gods, and Reed wants that…

monthly round-up

The Month That Was… April 2020

Lockdown continues, food supplies seem to be getting back to normal and I’ve finally managed to concentrate on reading some books! I’ve been lucky enough to be able to take my exercise through bluebell woods which are a short walk from my home. I’ve seen…

New Releases

On My Radar: May

So a lot of publication dates have been changing lately, for obvious reasons, but I’ve scraped together a few releases I believe are still going ahead in May. I know not everyone is overjoyed by the premise of the new Hunger Games novel but I’m…

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