BLOG TOUR: The Women Writers’ Handbook

The Blurb: A revised edition of the publisher’s inaugural publication in 1990 which won the Pandora Award from Women-in-Publishing. Inspirational in its original format, this new edition offers insight and motivation for budding writers from dozens of distinguished authors, celebrating the breadth of women’s writing in all its forms. The book also includes the originalContinue reading “BLOG TOUR: The Women Writers’ Handbook”

ARC REVIEW: The Shadow Friend

The Blurb: The victim was his friend. So was the murderer. Twenty-five years ago, troubled teenager Charlie Crabtree committed a shocking and unprovoked murder. For Paul Adams, it’s a day he’ll never forget. He’s never forgiven himself for his part in what happened to his friend and classmate. He’s never gone back home. But whenContinue reading “ARC REVIEW: The Shadow Friend”

ARC REVIEW: The Staycation

The Blurb: This Summer’s Hilarious Tale of Heartwarming Friendship, Fraught Families and Happy Ever Afters. Two families. One cancelled flight. And a last minute house swap… Things get desperate for strangers Harriet and Sophie when they become stranded with their families in Heathrow’s Terminal 5. Each woman has her own reason for really, really, reallyContinue reading “ARC REVIEW: The Staycation”

Emily Bronte: The Enigma

A few years back now, I subscribed to the History Today magazine, which is a great magazine to subscribe to if you are a history fanatic (like me) and want to develop your knowledge surrounding international history. It also gives us history nerds something to look forward to each month. Upon rearranging my living spaceContinue reading “Emily Bronte: The Enigma”

REVIEW: All Boys Aren’t Blue

“Be bold and brave and queer. I know that’s easy to say and much harder to do. I know that some people will never be able to actually exhibit their queer identity in that way for reasons of safety.” Why Did I Read This Book? As part of Pride Month, I wanted to incorporate someContinue reading “REVIEW: All Boys Aren’t Blue”

The Great Gatsby: June Book Club Discussion Summary

As there were so many great things discussed during the book club discussion of our June book, The Great Gatsby for my ‘Let’s Get Classical’ Book Club, I thought why not create a little discussion summary. So for those that missed out or for those who want to see the consensus on what people thought,Continue reading “The Great Gatsby: June Book Club Discussion Summary”

REVIEW: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

“Where there are bees there are flowers, and wherever there are flowers there is new life and hope.” WARNING: There are images in this blog post that some may find upsetting and distressing. I contemplated whether or not to include them, but I personally think they should feature, as a way of reminding ourselves aboutContinue reading “REVIEW: The Beekeeper of Aleppo”

TV REVIEW: Little Fires Everywhere

DO NOT ADJUST YOUR EYES. I actually put down a book and watched a TV series…can you believe it? I recently asked my followers what sort of content they would like to see on my blog and a lot of you requested reviews of TV adaptations of books. So I’ve recently finished Reese Witherspoon’s productionContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Little Fires Everywhere”

REVIEW: Diary of A Drag Queen

“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersexual, Asexual and + (not you, straight guy who loves glitter a bit but thinks bum sex is gross). Yes, it’s a long acronym, yes, it’s seven whole letters, but I learned the national anthem even though borders are constructs, so you can learn seven letters.” Why Did I ReadContinue reading “REVIEW: Diary of A Drag Queen”