Mini Reviews – Lifestyle Books

I’m a bit of a hippy… There, I’ve said it. Judge me at your leisure… And I’ve decided recently that this is actually something I want to encourage more of in my lifestyle. Being a massive book fiend, I obviously turned first to some books to figure out how I might do that… Living on…

December Book Haul

I have a little tradition… Maybe you have the same one? Every pay day, I allow myself one day to splurge my money, piss it up the wall, binge spend on Amazon, eat crappy takeaway that costs too much money. One day. Just one. And, predictably, as well as eating food I know isn’t good…

Making the Cut: My Kindle TBR

I must confess, I’m not much for e-books. I hate reading on the Kindle app on my phone, and, while I have a Kindle Fire, I couldn’t even tell you where it is right now… I need the feel of the paper in my hands, the smell of a real book, in order to get…

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…

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,…

Drink Me: Curious Cocktails From Wonderland

Author: Nick Perry & Paul Kosser | Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point Great adventures often start with a drink—including Alice’s expedition down the rabbit hole, which began with a sip of a curiously labelled tipple. Drink Me invites you to do the same; learn how to mix 20 cocktails that will fill you…

The Craft Kingdom

Author: Eli Maor | Publisher: AAHR Maor Ltd As summer break approaches, parents everywhere begin questioning: what am I going to do with the kids all summer?! Author and artist Eli Maor knows the best way to keep kids and parents happy is crafting – and it doesn’t have to get too fancy to be…

Liebster Award

I was nominated by the very talented and funny Ivy at Ivy’s Well Used Library Card. I love her reviews, so definitely check out her site if you get a chance! The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of…

The Great Illusion: An Informal History of Prohibition

Author: Herbert Asbury | Publisher: Dover Publications The Great Illusion is a fast paced, detailed and interesting look at why prohibition came about, and why, ultimately, it failed as an experiment. If you enjoy history, or are interested in the period, this is a must read. Asbury has a compelling tone and the book is…