Book Nerd Musings

Book Nerd Musings: What Makes A Good Review?

No surprise, I read a lot of book reviews! If you’re reading this, you probably do as well - you probably have a book blog, you follow other book blogs, maybe you have Goodreads… But when I first started Mim Inkling, the question of “what makes a good review” was something I really worried about...… Continue reading Book Nerd Musings: What Makes A Good Review?

John Seymour

Forgotten Household Crafts

Author: John Seymour | Publisher: DK “I’m only a housewife, I’m afraid.” How often do we hear this shocking admission. I’m afraid when I hear it I feel very angry indeed. Only a housewife: only a practitioner of one of the two most noble professions… When a woman says she is a housewife she should… Continue reading Forgotten Household Crafts

Jacqueline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs, books 1 – 3

I set myself a challenge to re-read all fifteen Maisie Dobbs books this month. I’m going to review them in 3s or 4s, because otherwise you’ll be inundated with reviews for this series! Unless you’re a big fan, that’ll probably get a bit tiresome… Author: Jacqueline Winspear | Publisher: John Murray Maisie Dobbs The first… Continue reading Maisie Dobbs, books 1 – 3

The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
Erin Morgenstern

Book Nerd Musings: Reacting to Negative Reviews of Favourite Books

I read a post over @Book Princess Reviews, one of my favourite book blogs, where Mandy and Sha reacted to negative reviews of some of their favourite books. And thought, “damn, why didn’t I think of that first?!” I think they actually found the idea someplace else as well. But whoever thought of it first,… Continue reading Book Nerd Musings: Reacting to Negative Reviews of Favourite Books

Cassandra Clare

City of Bones {& Shadowhunters}

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Book 1) Author: Cassandra Clare | Publisher: Walker Books Ltd I really wanted to like City of Bones. I swear, I tried! I’ve read so many great reviews of this series, so many people seem to love it, that I really thought there must be something in it. Maybe… Continue reading City of Bones {& Shadowhunters}

Ben Aaronovitch, Cassandra Clare, Deborah Halber, Jacqueline Winspear, John Seymour, Philip Pullman

October Haul

This month, since I’m still on a tight budget until after we move house at the end of the month, I’ll mostly be keeping myself entertained with re-reads. Though, I have made one or two small purchases… I honestly think I have a book-buying problem! I start to wonder what life is, if I can’t… Continue reading October Haul

Ben Aaronovitch, Jane Austen, Mary Norton, Michael Palin, Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Sep Wrap Up

September has been an interesting reading month for me, being as it’s my first month back on the blog after my reading slump... I was determined to do things a little differently from before, so I didn’t end up feeling overwhelmed or not getting around to posting at all. Scheduling Firstly, I gave myself a… Continue reading Sep Wrap Up