Interview: Iona Grey – Author of The Glittering Hour

Welcome to my stop on The Glittering Hour blog tour! I have something a little special for you today; an exclusive interview with author, Iona Grey. The Glittering Hour is her second book and after her successful debut, Letters to the Lost, she was struggling to come up with her follow-up, but then inspiration struck […]

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Review: So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

Opening sentence: “My kid moved out the day she was born.” In a nutshell, So Lucky is about that familiar phrase: ‘Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about . . .‘ People might seem like they have it all and are ‘so lucky’ but the reality is quite different. (Coincidently, this is also […]

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What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 9th October 2019

Hello, hello from my October WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme (I do it monthly though) hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. If you’re curious about what other people are reading right now too, join in! All you have to do is answer the three bookish questions below and pop your blog link […]

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Does the length of a book put you off reading it?

I randomly came across this interesting little site called ReadingLength.com. It uses 300 words per minute as an average reading speed to calculate how long it will take you to read a book. This interested me as, I have to admit, sometimes if I pick up a book and it’s a hefty tome, I do […]

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Monthly Review: September 2019

So September went quickly, don’t you think? As well as being my birthday month (which sparked my author birthday sandwich blog post – intrigued?) it can also claim a set of truly cracking reviews. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend all five of these books in a second. And what are they? Well… My September Book […]

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Review: Through the Wall by Caroline Corcoran

Opening sentence: “I sit, listening to the drip, drip, drip from a shower that only runs for a short time to prevent me from trying to drown myself in it.” I mean it literally when I say I COULD NOT put Through the Wall down. This sophisticated thriller is Caroline Corcoran’s debut and made me want […]

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Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Opening sentence: “The King stood in a pool of blue light, unmoored.” I’m just going to start this review by saying: You need to read this book. It’s the first novel in a while that’s had such a visceral effect on me. It’s brilliant. Station Eleven is a dystopian novel but not like any you’ve read […]

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