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Book Club Reads #4 – English Passengers


The January 2017 Book Club read was English  Passengers by Matthew Kneale, a book I would never had chosen to pick up for a multitude of reasons. English Passengers is a historical fiction novel set around the 1850s and the British ‘settling’ of Tasmania. The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson is determined to prove that the Garden… Continue reading Book Club Reads #4 – English Passengers

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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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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

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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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My Top 10 Reads of 2016


It’s almost the end of 2016 and what a year it has been. I’m not going to lie and pretend it has been anything but awful, but that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been good times in between all the rubbish. Quite a lot of the good times for me have been book related –… Continue reading My Top 10 Reads of 2016

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Book Club Reads #2 – God Don’t Like Ugly


Well, November’s book was… an experience. One that all members of Book Club agreed is not going to be repeated any time soon, because we haven’t got the stamina to survive a second round! (The book we read was the first in a 6 book series. We aren’t sure how the last five made it… Continue reading Book Club Reads #2 – God Don’t Like Ugly