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…

Happy anniversary to me! And It’s Competition Time!

It’s my 6 month blog-iversary! There’s a giveaway competition at the end of the post – so don’t go away… I started Mim Inkling 6 months ago this month, which feels huge for me. It’s been such an incredible few months. I’d never done anything like this before, and I feel like I’ve learned a…

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….

Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London

Author: Jas Obrecht | Publisher: University of North Carolina Press From the cover and spiel for Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London, September1966 – June 1967 I was expecting something akin to a coffee table book. Stone Free is actually, first and foremost, a biography. Though the photographs are fantastic. You could be forgiven for…

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…

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…

Y is for Yesterday

Author: Sue Grafton | Publisher: Pan Macmillan I was in Waterstones the other day, just browsing (very dangerous), when I came across Y is for Yesterday. I’m a huge fan of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series, so I’m not sure how I missed it… But anyway, there it was, and right there on the front it…