Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I DNF (Did Not Finish)

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I DNF (Did Not Finish)

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. This week’s prompt is “Books I Decided to DNF (did not finish) too Quickly”. I couldn’t really think of any books that fell into that category; I don’t think I’ve ever regretted choosing to stop reading a book halfway through. If I ‘break up’ with […]


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Posted 5th June 2018 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags. Tagged: ,

The Sunday Post (4)

The Sunday Post (4)

  The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs […]


Cover Reveal: Rival by Arwen Paris

Cover Reveal: Rival by Arwen Paris

Last year I read the YA science fiction novel Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris (review here) and today I’m revealing the cover of the sequel, Rival, coming out in July 2018.   About the Book  It’s a role she didn’t want… One deadly week has passed since seventeen year old Allison Delaney realized she must save Earth from the parasitic race of Ma’tiok. But the task is even more complicated than Allison feared, and she’s being set up to fail. Blamed for a fatal blow to the Alliance fleet that killed dozens of soldiers, Allison must face judgment for […]


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Posted 1st June 2018 in: Cover Reveals. Tagged: , ,

Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2018

Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2018

May was another busy month for me, particularly at work where student GCSE exams are well underway and many reports are due. But I’ve had lots of fun times at the weekends where I’ve been able to let my hair down a little. We took our daughter around the fair, went out for a meal with friends, attended a baby shower and visited a wildlife park. This week, we’ve been off work for half term so we went to the cinema, had a BBQ for my little step-brother’s birthday and dressed up for a 1940s dance.   Blogging May was […]


Book Review: Ink by Alice Broadway

Book Review: Ink by Alice Broadway

  Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure. Title: Ink (Skin Books #1) Author: Alice Broadway Edition: UK paperback Publisher: Scholastic Release date: February 2017 Genre: YA dystopian No.pages: 366  Synopsis   Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos […]


The Sunday Post (3)

The Sunday Post (3)

  The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs […]


My 1940s Dance Look

My 1940s Dance Look

  Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure.   Last night we went to a 1940s dance at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. It’s the largest bomber command museum in England and the only place in the country you can see a Lancaster Bomber on an original wartime airfield.     We’ve been to the dance a few times before and always enjoy it. There is a live big band and everyone dresses up […]


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Posted 27th May 2018 in: Events. Tagged: , ,

Blog Blast: Once… by Ronel Janse van Vuuren

Blog Blast: Once… by Ronel Janse van Vuuren

  Today I’m super excited to introduce you to a new short story collection called Once…Tales, Myths and Legends of Faerie by Ronel Janse van Vuuren, published on 23rd May 2018. I stumbled across Ronel’s blog during the A-Z challenge and I’m so glad I did. Ronel is an expert storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about myths, legends and folklore. I enjoyed her interesting posts about writing and she also left a ton of thoughtful and insightful comments on my posts. I feel like I have made a great new blogging buddy. I was excited to hear about Ronel’s new book, […]