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….

Life on the Leash

Author: Victoria Schade | Publisher: Simon and Schuster I read Life on the Leash on the recommendation of @Simone and Her Books. I was looking for something light, because with my job at the moment I’m finding I just have less time to read. So anything heavy, or which doesn’t grab me right away, is…

NEW Recipe Book ARCs

I’ve reviewed quite a few ARCs from Quarto since I started this blog, and they have actually been some of the most imaginative and interesting books I’ve read of late. Someone is doing something right over there… So when I received the email from their marketing department yesterday with not one, but TWO, new cookery…

How To Live Japanese

Author: Yutaka Yazawa | Publisher: Quarto Publishing I was 20 when I went to Japan (which I’m horrified to now realise was 10 years ago! Ugh! When did I get so old?!). But I had rather a mixed reaction to it. My mum and I travelled all over on the train: Toyko, Kyoto, Hakone, and…

Current TBR

I’ve been away from my blog for a couple of weeks. I started a new job, and it hasn’t left much time for reading. Or checking blog posts. Or pretty much anything else really… I’ve read one book in the past two weeks. But. I received a few new books this week, and my TBR…

Tempests and Slaughter

Author: Tamora Pierce | Publisher: Harper Voyager I received Tempests and Slaughter as an ARC, and was super excited. Firstly, Harper Voyager have published some of my all-time favourite books. So, ok, maybe I was fan-girling a little… And I have fond memories of reading Tamora Pierce books as a kid. Unfortunately, I have to…

Mirage

Author: Somaiya Daud | Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, sixteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation, and of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day she, too, will have adventures and travel beyond her isolated moon. But…

Ball & Chain

Author: Laura Garner (self-published) Yeah, yeah, I accidentally picked up another self-published book again. And if you’ve been reading my reviews, you know I think they’re pretty much the most terrifying thing ever to happen to publishing. I mean, we’ve all had a few from Amazon that were, shall we say… less than wonderful? A…

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows | Publisher: Bloomsbury The war is over. Juliet Ashton is grappling with writer’s block when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across the channel, who has come across her name written in a second-hand book.  Juliet begins writing to…

Liebster Award

I was nominated by the very talented and funny Ivy at Ivy’s Well Used Library Card. I love her reviews, so definitely check out her site if you get a chance! The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of…