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Book review: The Library by Bella Osborne

Review in 10-ish words: Wholesome, easy read. Would recommend. Synopsis: Maggie and Tom make an odd pair in Compton Mallow- Tom is about to sit his GCSE’s and Maggie is in her seventies and lives alone. The local library brings them together, sparking their unlikely friendship and also reminding each of them that some things… Continue reading Book review: The Library by Bella Osborne

Book review, Magical realism

Folklorn by Angela Mi Young Hur

Review in 10ish words: Haunting, raw and chaotic- That is how I would describe this metaphysical fairy tale Synopsis Elsa Park is an experimental Physicist- spending her days between Antarctica and Sweden, and avoiding the family and life she has in America. Her father is scary and violent, her brother resentful and lovable and her… Continue reading Folklorn by Angela Mi Young Hur

Book review, Historical fiction

Book review: The Slaughterman’s Daughter by Yaniv Iczkovit

Review in 10 words: Story telling at its best. Unique prose meets rich imagery. 5/5 Synopsis: The Slaughterman's Daughter by Yaniv Iczkovits follows Fanny Keissman- A devoted wife and mother who leaves her house mysteriously in the middle of the night. This story is complex and I could not guess which way we were turning… Continue reading Book review: The Slaughterman’s Daughter by Yaniv Iczkovit

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Taylor Swift Album Book Tag

I loved Taylor Swift during her early years and I love her more now. I don't say this lightly but Folklore and Evermore were key in surviving the crap storm that has been 2020/2021. I saw Nadia complete the Taylor Swift Album tag over at @thejourneyingbibliophile and I had to jump on the train! Books… Continue reading Taylor Swift Album Book Tag

Book review, fantasy, young adult

Review; Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (spoiler free)

Review in 10ish words: I get it now. Immaculate writing and a new take on fantasy worldbuilding. 4/5How to consume: Something to warm your chest. Something brutal. Heck, the Russian vibes from Shadow and Bone make me want to say Mishka vodka for a laugh- but get your hands on a half decent vodka you… Continue reading Review; Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (spoiler free)

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The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Review in 10 words: A story every woman should read. Heartbreaking, raw and real. 5/5How to consume: In an ideal world I would have read this sitting on a beach on my first visit to Jeju Island. But instead I would recommend you read this book in a place you can appreciate the world around… Continue reading The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

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My one resolution for 2021, of course it’s related to reading

I came to a realisation yesterday. I was been asked what my most diverse read of 2020 was and I really didn't have a lot of titles to pick from- which isn't good enough. The truth is I had gotten comfortable. I have been reading books I have loved but they have been pulled from… Continue reading My one resolution for 2021, of course it’s related to reading

Book review, fantasy

Book review: The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen

Review in 10 words: Prepare to be emotionally wrecked. Book hangover unavoidable. Queen Lara.  5/5How to consume: Find yourself a bar. Preferably near a sea port. Drink cheap whiskey and read until you are sprawled across the bar- Put anyone in their place if they tell you to go home. Just really embrace your inner… Continue reading Book review: The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen

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Most anticipated releases for 2021. Let’s get 2020 done.

What are we waiting for guys? Which release is marked on your calendar? Also, before going further I feel I need to mention the new Taylor Swift album release today. I am dead. deceased. I am not dealing. Guys. I can't. So, I am positive this list will grow as the year develops. These are… Continue reading Most anticipated releases for 2021. Let’s get 2020 done.

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Review; The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Review in 10 words: A whole new world of magic. Captivating until the end. 5/5How to consume: Slowly. The world in this book is new and exciting. Pour a green tea and settle in. Maybe play some rain sounds in the background (unless you can read it during a real storm, if so, I am… Continue reading Review; The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart