Lakes of Mars

Author: Merritt Graves | Self-published Aaron Sheridan doesn’t want to live anymore. His entire family had just died in a shuttle crash and he’d been the one flying it. Unable to deal with the guilt, he signs up for the Fleet expecting a fatal deployment to the Rim War, but instead ends up at their…

Haze: The Devil of Dublin

Author: Haze O’Hagan | Self-published I was very kindly gifted a copy of Haze: The Devil of Dublin by the author, who contacted me on Instagram. Yes, I’m doing the Instagram now… The description seemed to have a certain novelty to it, and the cover was beautiful, so I think I was sold before I…

My Family and Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell | Publisher: Penguin You will all be delighted to hear that I finally, FINALLY finished reading My Family and Other Animals. Boy was that a slog-fest! I’m not sure what I can say about this book that hasn’t already been said, but I’ll try… I’m not exactly sure why I found this…

Puppy Diary: Week Two

The second week of being a puppy parent was a rollercoaster. It does not get easier, you just get more exhausted… We’ve had some highs and lows, for sure. Training is going very well. Rubeus understands “sit” and “lie down” now. His recall is perfect, unless he’s found a cat poo buried in the garden….

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…

Puppy Diary: Week One

We were beyond excited to collect Rubeus a week ago (where has the time gone?!), but, despite reading all the books and articles I could get my hands on, the first week was definitely not all sunshine, puppy kisses and rainbows. He’s the most darling, beautiful creature, and I am completely in love. But I’m…

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,…