The Sunday Post (6): Father’s Day & Family Time

The Sunday Post (6): Father’s Day & Family Time

  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 […]


Five Fantastic Fictional Father Figures

Five Fantastic Fictional Father Figures

As it’s Fathers Day today, I’ve been thinking about how paternal figures are represented in fiction. I read a lot of YA fantasy and sci-fi novels and I’ve noticed that father figures are often completely absent, which is a shame. Perhaps they are better represented in other genres such as romance and contemporary? If you read those genres I’d be interested to know your thoughts. Anyway, I’m lucky to have grown up with not only a wonderful father whom I adore but also a stepdad and granddads that were great male role models for me. I’d really like to read about […]


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Posted 17th June 2018 in: BOOKS. Tagged:

The Sunday Post (5): Stressed & Exhausted

The Sunday Post (5): Stressed & Exhausted

  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 […]


Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

  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.   About the Book Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Edition: UK paperback Publisher: Arrow Books Release date: April 2012 Genre: Sci-fi No.pages: 374     It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.  Like most of humanity, Wade Watts […]


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Posted 10th June 2018 in: Book Reviews. Tagged: , ,

Book Review: Sever by Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: Sever by Lauren DeStefano

  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.   About the Book Title: Sever (The Chemical Garden #3) Author: Lauren DeStefano Edition: UK paperback Publisher: HarperCollins Release date: February 2013 Genre: YA dystopian No.pages: 371   With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. […]


#IWSG June 2018: What’s in a Name?

#IWSG June 2018: What’s in a Name?

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are: Beverly Stowe McClure, Tyrean Martinson, Tonja Drecker and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor. Last month I spent little time actually writing but loads of time trying to figure out solutions to plot problems and developing my characters. I’ve even been deliberating about whether I’m focusing on the wrong character or ought to have multiple POVs. I am so excited about this story, but it seems to be […]


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): Deadpool, Pizza and a Mystery Virus

The Sunday Post (4): Deadpool, Pizza and a Mystery Virus

  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 […]