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Book Club Reads #3 – The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ


December’s Book Club read was The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman which is a book that had actually been sat unopened on my shelf for quite some time. Described on the blurb as ‘…one of the most enchanting, thrilling and visionary stories of recent years’ – the story is a… Continue reading Book Club Reads #3 – The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ

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The Death House ~ Book Review


The Death House by Sarah Pinborough Illustrated by: N/A Series: N/A Published: February 26th 2015, Gollancz Edition: Hardback Length: 288 pages Narrated By: N/A Genre: YA Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Dystopia Where Did I Get It? I borrowed it from Liberty’s library! Blurb: Toby’s life was perfectly normal… until it was unravelled by something as… Continue reading The Death House ~ Book Review

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Tidbit Tuesday – The Death House


‘Sometimes I think of the sanitorium as some awful creature that feeds on us. In some ways, that’s preferable to the empty unknown.’ – Chapter Five, Page 30 The Death House by Sarah Pinborough Toby’s life was perfectly normal… until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test. Taken from his family,… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – The Death House

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13 Minutes ~ Book Review


13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough Illustrated by: N/A Series: N/A Published: February 18th 2016, Gollancz Edition: Paperback Length: 405 pages Narrated By: N/A Genre: YA Fiction, Contemporary, Horror, Thriller, Mystery Where Did I Get It? I was kindly sent a copy to review after getting all excited about the YALC sampler! Blurb: I was dead… Continue reading 13 Minutes ~ Book Review

Books · Life · Non-Fiction

Tidbit Tuesday – The Wicked Wit Of Queen Elizabeth II


‘The Queen and Prince Phillip’s nickname for the line-up of dignitaries who frequently greet them on official visits is the ‘Chain Gang’, a reference to the ceremonial robes, hats and chains often worn by mayors, sheriffs and their deputies.’ – At Home…, On Politics, Page 53 The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II compiled by… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – The Wicked Wit Of Queen Elizabeth II

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Max The Flying Sausage Dog Colouring Book Review


Things that are popular in our family include: 1) Max The Flying Sausage Dog and 2) Colouring Books What happened at Christmas? This! Joy!!! Reluctantly, I have agreed to share this one with the Smalls because they love Max possibly more than I do (but only because there’s two of them added together!) The format… Continue reading Max The Flying Sausage Dog Colouring Book Review

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Tidbit Tuesday – 13 Minutes


I have decided to start a new ‘thing’ on the blog for the year (we’ll see how long it lasts) where I post a ‘tidbit’ or ‘teaser’ from whatever I’m reading that week. The tidbit will be a couple of lines from the book along with the book blurb and a book trailer if I… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – 13 Minutes