Waiting on Wednesday: The Song Rising

memes, waiting on wednesday

I saw the Waiting on Wednesday meme on another blog and I thought it looked like something I would want to do. Basically you choose a book that you’re desperately awaiting the release off and why. My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon – this book was supposed […]

23rd March 2016

Illuminae | Book Review

3 star, book reviews

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn […]

21st March 2016

My big book haul

book hauls

This past weekend I was privileged to go to the Trafford Centre with three of my favourite people in the world. We all went down for Lisa’s birthday and let’s just say by the time we were done, bank balances were broken and our feet were aching. I thought it would be a cool blog […]

19th March 2016

The Iron Trial | Book Review

2 star, book reviews

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for […]

13th March 2016

The Martian by Andy Weir

4 star, book reviews

A mission to Mars. A freak accident. One man’s struggle to survive. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate the planet while […]

9th March 2016

My novel writing (if you can call it that) | Writing


I’m back to writing. It’s not going to fast but it’s trundling along. I’m trying a new approach. I’ve done NaNoWriMo the past couple of years, won once and wrote a decent amount the other and then tried to write from that but it seems to be the way I write needs more planning than […]

7th March 2016

My library | Book Talk

book thoughts

My local library was refurbished. I walk past it every day on the way to work. Every time I think I should go in there and have a look and each day I put it off but this afternoon. I had some spare time and we went in. I adore the atmosphere in our library, […]

3rd March 2016

March TBR

2016, tbr

I can’t believe that it’s March already! Where is this year going?? I blink and the month is gone, I had a super reading month last month, which I talk more about here. I’ve kept my tbr low again this month because of all the reasons mentioned here and because I can see this following month […]

1st March 2016