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….

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…

Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo | Publisher: Macmillan Better late than never, Ashley and I finally found the time to have a chat about our Book Club book for August: Six of Crows… Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy…