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

David Gilman, Gerald Durrell, Jen Williams, Patricia Wentworth, Samantha Shannon

DNF Reviews

The Catherine Wheel Author: Patricia Wentworth | Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd Patricia Wentworth is one of my grandmother’s favourite authors and, while I generally love classic crime fiction from this era, I just didn’t enjoy this book. I really wanted to, but I found myself a bit lost as to who was who and… Continue reading DNF Reviews

Ben Aaronovitch

The Moon Over Soho

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Publisher: Gollancz The second book in the popular Peter Grant series, Moon over Soho lives up to every expectation set for the reader by the excellent Rivers of London. If anything, it’s just better: slicker, smarter, and even more addictive simply because you’re already invested in the characters. Let’s just get… Continue reading The Moon Over Soho

Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers of London

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Publisher: Gollancz Martin gave the body the ‘London once-over’ – a quick glance to determine whether this was a drunk, a crazy or a human being in distress. The fact that it was entirely possible for someone to be all three simultaneously is why good-Samaritanism in London is considered an extreme… Continue reading Rivers of London