Blog Tour: Brando’s Bride by Sarah Broughton

Welcome to the first stop on the Brando’s Bride blog tour! It’s only fitting that this tour kicks off on a significant day; it was on October 11th 1957 that Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi – the bride of the title – got married. If that wasn’t serendipitous enough, Anna Kashfi was the stage name […]

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Review: Boy by Roald Dahl

Opening sentence: “An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.” As today would have been Roald Dahl’s 103rd birthday and it is officially Roald Dahl Day, I thought I’d share my review of his charming memoir, Boy: Tales of Childhood. […]

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Audiobook Review: The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

What an exquisitely written book! Author Sarah Krasnostein spent four years getting to know Sandra Pankhurst and then wrote The Trauma Cleaner, a biographical account of Sandra’s life that tells her extraordinary story. Born as Peter Collins, Sandra was adopted as a baby, but then treated terribly by her adoptive family. Thrown out of her […]

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Review: My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen

Opening sentence: “First, a few facts.” I don’t read that many celebrity biographies and only reserved this at the library on a whim as the few parts from it that had been talked about in the press had piqued my interest. Even as I opened it and started reading I found myself thinking, ‘Do I […]

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Review: How Not to be a Boy by Robert Webb

How Not to be a Boy by Robert Webb Opening sentence: “‘If I get this right, Tess Rampling will definitely want to have sex with me.’” Not that I’m usually too swayed by gushing book cover quotes, but when said quote is from J.K Rowling (‘I (genuinely) cried. I (genuinely) laughed out loud. Profound, touching, […]

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May Wrap-Up / June TBR

May was a slightly slower reading month for me. Not sure why, I just had a mini-slump somewhere in the middle. There were a few books I started and didn’t want to finish, so that always disrupts my rhythm and it takes me a little while to get back into it, which thankfully I now […]

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Review: My 2017 Books of the Year

Come December, I always enjoy a good look-back over the year, in real life and here in my digital book world. For the last 8 or 9 years I’ve kept written notebooks with all my book thoughts, but it was lovely (and so much easier!) to look back through my posts and review my reads […]

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