What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 13th November 2019

Oh, hello November’s WWW Wednesday post! This is a weekly meme 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 on Sam’s weekly post […]

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Monthly Review: October 2019

Could it really be an October book review summary without one or two (mildly) spooky books in the mix? Alongside those books, I was lucky enough to take part in not one, but two blog tours this month, for (non-spooky) Brando’s Bride and The Glittering Hour (full reviews below). Very different books, the first was […]

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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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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: 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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