Maidens of Murder 2019 Agatha Christie Book Club

I’ve decided to try something new this year and am going to take part in the Maidens of Murder 2019 Agatha Christie book club. Hosted by a fab group of bookstagrammers, this is a digital book club. Every month Maidens of Murder select one of Agatha’s back-catalogue to read and at the end of the […]

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2019 Reading Goals

Happy 2019, everyone! This time last year I set myself three reading goals for 2018: Read more classics Read more non-fiction Discover new authors Reflecting on these aims (find a little more detail about them here), I think I did hit them… mainly. I upped my non-fiction game; four of my standout books of the year […]

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Opinion: Nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award

Well, isn’t this a lovely way to round off 2018? I received a notification ping to say that Dora from Swift Coffee had nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. What is The Sunshine Blogger Award? Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s a virtual award that is passed on from one blogger to another for […]

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Opinion: Review in Print

Seeing as it’s the end of year, I thought I’d take a minute to share a little book blogging milestone with you. Back in January I read an eARC of The Cactus by Sarah Haywood and imagine my delight to discover that a quote from my review of The Cactus has actually been printed in […]

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Opinion: DNF

DNF: Did Not Finish. Three words I never like to say about my reading choices. I can be quite selective when deciding on a book, which means that those three little letters weren’t really a reality for me. BUT a few recent dreary reads (some I couldn’t even be bothered to review) have made me […]

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Opinion: The Greenwich Book Festival

Last weekend I went along to the Greenwich Book Festival – in the exquisite University of Greenwich buildings – and had a fantastic day in the company of a varied group of authors. I started my morning listening to journalist Lucy Mangan in conversation with Katherine Woodfine (herself a children’s writer who hosts a podcast […]

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Opinion: My 2018 Reading Goals

In the spirit of New Year Resolutions (not that I’m a fan of those in general) I’ve had a think about my 2018 reading goals – I feel it’s always productive to have something to aim for and want to apply some things I’ve learnt from my first year of blogging to the range of […]

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