Monthly Archives: October 2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY | HALLOWEEN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS

  I am the world’s biggest wuss. Seriously, I am. I’m fine with blood and gore, but anything even remotely creepy and I’m a wibbling mess. While I like the concept of Halloween, I really can’t handle the scarier aspects. This applies to pranks, movies and books. So when I was trying to decide what kind of Halloween top ten… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | DIETLAND – SARAI WALKER

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  It’s not hard to see why everyone has been talking about Dietland. This is a book that will challenge you. It’ll challenge you to think about your prejudices and pre-conceptions, it’ll make you uncomfortable, and it’ll even make you think about your ideas of wrong and right. Which makes it sound heavy and serious and intense. It’s not. Well,… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | 10 WISHES FROM THE BOOK GENIE

  Okay, well obviously my first wish from the book genie, if there is such a thing, would be for unlimited further book-related wishes. But if that didn’t work, here are the top ten actual wishes I’d love to have granted.   A new book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. If I had to pick an all-time favourite book,… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS – M.R. CAREY

  I read this book as a buddy read with Katie and Shaina, which was actually a really good thing, because I don’t think I would have stuck with it if I hadn’t been accountable to two other people. Which would have been my loss, because once I got past the initial world-building and slow beginning, it really picked up. I went… Read more »

READATHON | DEWEY’S 24 HOUR READATHON

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  It’s that time of year again – time for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! It starts tomorrow (for a list of start times by time zone, go here) and goes all day long. I was supposed to be away right now, so I’m a bit late to the party, but better late than never, right? In case you’re new to… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | AUTHOR DUOS I WANT TO WRITE A BOOK TOGETHER

  I probably won’t make ten on this one, because honestly I’ve never really considered this. I mean, I have authors I love individually, but I rarely think about which ones would go well together. Maybe because I don’t tend to think about pairing at all – I’m not a wine drinker and I kind of figure beer goes with… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE RED NOTEBOOK – ANTOINE LAURAIN

  I can’t recall where I heard about this book, but I wish I did so I could thank the blogger who pointed me to such a brilliant discovery. This book had everything I was in the mood for when I picked it up: books, whimsy, mystery, Paris and a fair dose of extraordinary circumstance. The story begins with a… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | WHY NOT ME? – MINDY KALING

  I’ve got a confession to make. Before reading this book, I’d never watched Mindy’s show The Mindy Project. I’d also meant to but never got around to reading her first memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? despite having heard fantastic things. So when I had the chance to review her new book, I decided it was high time… Read more »