Review: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

This is one of the books I acquired through Net Galley, and it is, quite frankly, a read it at your earliest convenience. It’s the first of what I believe will be a trilogy and concerns the intersecting lives and adventures of four teenagers. It is one of those books that you never want to…

Where Has February Gone?

Seriously. Where? I know it’s a short month, but it has zoomed by in a blur of flu, work and attempts to keep up with my hobbies. I have read, it turns out, four books in February. Who knew!? Tracking in Goodreads is rather helpful!! Heads or Tails, Leslie Gordon The Improbability of Love, Hannah…

Big Bones

My current book for the middle of the night is Big Bones by Laura Dockrill. I have an e copy through Net Galley and requested it after seeing it mentioned on several YouTube channels. I wanted to read it and I wanted to love it. But for about the first half of the book, I…

Eat Up!

This morning I finally finished reading Ruby Tandoh’s Eat Up! It’s taken me a little while as I have been reading it as an actual physical book, rather than an an ebook on my phone. I get more time for the latter as I can read in the middle of the night whilst my reluctant-to-stay-asleep…

Three Book Reviews

I have had a bit of a book finishing binge in the last week or so. First was Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon and I got my copy via Net Galley. This was one of those books that you finish and then want to start again right away. It’s full of lots of…

Two Quick Book Reviews

Happiness for Humans by P. Z. Reizin This book came courtesy of Net Galley, as so many do. I found premise of this book so interesting, and mildly alarming if I actually allowed myself to think about it. The general theme being what if artificial intelligence became sentient and started doing things. Largely benign things,…

Stuck

I am reading two books at the moment. The Toy Makers by Robert Dinsdale, courtesy of Net Galley, and Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty. I am hugely enjoying both of them, but have been brought to a halt by them both getting rather serious at the same time! I do so much of my…

Review: The Movement of Stars, Amy Brill

I have been reading this book for months. It has been my bedtime reading, and I don’t get a great deal of that! Given that time frame, it would have been so easy to give up, lose track, and let it slide. But it kept my attention throughout. I enjoyed the story, and the characters….

Book Shop Day!

Last Saturday was, apparently, Book Shop Day! I found this out from Simon Savidge‘s Twitter feed, and being in possession of a good quantity of Waterstones gift vouchers, off I went! I came back with quite a selection:  Guess which one was for Small? We love the That’s Not My… books, but this is actually…

Review: Snowflakes on Christmas Street by Ivy Pembroke

This was another review e-book from Netgalley. I admit that I struggled at first and couldn’t get into the book. As I continued, though, the characters really started to grow on me. As I approached the end I was really keen to find out how it all ended. It is a warm and cosy book,…