WWW Wednesdays

It’s that time again! WWW Wednesdays is pretty much my favourite tag – and the only one I participate in regularly. So, in case you’re new here, or have been living under a book blogging rock, what’s it all about? WWW Wednesday is hosted by the lovely Sam @Taking on a World of Words. All…

Calendar Girls Blog Event

Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie @MNBernard Books, and Flavia @Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now be hosted by Katie @Never Not Reading and Adrienne @Darque Dreamer Reads. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. How does it…

A Wizard of Earthsea

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin | Publisher: Penguin The Earthsea books are one of those classic works of fantasy, in the same vein as Lord of the Rings or His Dark Materials, which are raved about by pretty much everyone. And Ursula K. Le Guin has achieved near-godlike status among fantasy fans. I’ve heard so…

The Book Juggle

Since I’ve been pretty busy, and haven’t actually managed to finish a book in a while, I saw this tag over on @Books and Blends and thought it would be perfect. Plus, I haven’t done a tag in a while… The Book Juggle originates over @Vicariously & Voraciously, which is a new find for me…

Falling for London: A Cautionary Tale

Author: Sean Mallen | Publisher: Dundurn I received Falling for London as an ARC from the publisher. Being a Londoner myself, I thought it might be amusing to see my city through the eyes of a visitor. Also, I do like a good travel story. I had high hopes. Falling for London is witty, heartwarming,…

How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings

Author: Sarah Cooper | Publisher: Andrews McMeel Ambitious women are so scary. In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive, or competent. In How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings, Sarah Cooper, author of the bestselling 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, illustrates how…

Meet Rubeus… And Dog-Themed Books

I have been a lazy blogger for the last two months. I have no excuse. Ok, well, actually I have two excuses… First off, I started a new job and it’s just harder to slack off and read (or write blog posts) in an open plan office. Consequently, I’m in a bit of a reading…

The Quick Review: Children’s Books

  This is a new feature for me. I’ve seen it on other people’s blogs, where they do short reviews of several books. Maybe their ARCs, or on a topic. I like it: it’s straight to the point, you see a few different books, and I invariably find something I want to read. It just…

Magick & Mayhem

Author: Sharon Pape | Publisher: Lyrical Underground Thanks to changing jobs, I’m now working crazy long hours, in an open plan office, which means I don’t get the opportunity to read as much anymore. So long, super serious books have gone on the back burner. I just can’t bring myself to start something I know…

The Fall Reading Book Tag

I saw this tag over at Destiny @Howling Libraries and had to pinch it. It just looked so fun, and I’m in a very seasonal mood right now… It originates with @Bionic Book Worm, and I highly recommend (if you haven’t already) that you go and check out both their blogs – because they’re awesome….