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August 31, 2018

Margaret Astrid Lindholm is the true name of one of my favourite fantasy authors, Robin Hobb. I read the Farseer Trilogy when I was teenager and still love these first three books so many years later. Having made my way through all of Robin Hobb’s books (except the mos...

July 29, 2018

To be honest, this is not a popular genre round here. Zombie books take forever to be picked up and loved and I don’t know why! They’re action packed, often humorous and always interesting in both their characters and look at the world through a prism of well, the end...

July 1, 2018

The sad part about the novels by Robert Galbraith is that there are only three of them. The good part is that they are really very good! This series is for lovers of British crime, with a bit of grit to them, but not too much in the way of murder and mayhem (so not lik...

June 2, 2018

Sometimes life is difficult and we need a book to inspire us. Whether it's to inspire us to work harder, better, deal with our social anxieties or simply to get up in the morning – you might be surprised at how the right book at the right time can change your life.

With...

April 30, 2018

Who doesn't love a good who-dunnit? They're certainly very popular around here! But I what I really love is a book where you think you know what's going on but at some point everything gets turned on it's head and you realise you know nothing!

So below are some of the b...

April 9, 2018

Sometimes we go into a book with preconceived ideas about what it’s going to be like. It can be because we’re familiar with that author, read the reviews or had a friend recommend it. So I thought I’d do a little post on my ideas on what I though the book would be befo...

March 1, 2018

There have been so many good small and large screen adaptations of brilliant books recently, it's becoming hard to keep up. With giant corporations throwing money at every series they can get their hands on, the question has to be asked: are they managing to match the...

January 27, 2018

Yes, yes, I know you’ve read all the Lee Child Jack Reacher series. I know there’s 23 of them and he’s still going strong! There are many appealing things to Lee Child’s books… The main character Jack Reacher is just so likeable, but different from anything else we’ve...

November 29, 2017

Most of us love giving books as gifts, whether it's because we loved the book and want to share it with our nearest and dearest or simply because we know the recipients are big readers.

But what to do when those we love read so many books? We don't always know what they...

November 1, 2017

There are many famous and illustrious books written with children as their protagonists. Old school like Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, hugely famous like Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling or still divisive like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. There are many reasons...

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