Louis Sacher’s book, Holes is one of my favourite books ever – a masterpiece of structure that doesn’t sacrifice story and character. I’ve tried a few other of his kids books and been underwhelmed, but I liked the sound of this one so I gave it a go. I didn’t hate it. It’s quite American,Continue reading “Fuzzy Mud – Louis Sachar (AUDIOBOOK) – 24.03.22”
– Sarah Painter – 22.03.22 I was excited for this latest installment in the Crow Investigations series which I had preordered and I really enjoyed it. I know some people on Amazon where complaining about the cliff hanger ending, but I didn’t mind that – it just makes me excited for the next book. IContinue reading “The Broken Cage (Crow Investigations Book 7)“
This is an interesting Urban Fantasy novel set in America’s Yale University. The main character Galaxy (goes by Alex) is given a scholarship to Yale when leaders of its secret magical societies discover she has the rare ability to see dead people (move over Sixth Sense!). She gets help with her classes in exchange forContinue reading “Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo – 17.03.22”
H. G. Parry (Author), Andrew Kingston (Narrator) –16.03.22 I loved The Unlikely Adventures of Uriah Heep so much that I bought this second novel by H. G. Perry as an audiobook and couldn’t wait to start listening. Well, all I can say is that that is 21 hours of my life I’ll never get back!Continue reading “A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (Audiobook) –“
I really liked this quirky original book. The main character, Gilda, is an Atheist lesbian with OCD and depression. When trying to attend a workshop on mental health, she is mistaken for a job applicant and ends up working for the Catholic Church. The book has lots of heart and humour while dealing with deepContinue reading “Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead – Emily Austin – 03.03.22”
I went to see the National Theatre Live recording of The Belle Sauvage which is the stage play adaptation of the Book of Dust Volume one, and it made me want to re-read volume two. I just love the whole world of Lyra and Pantalaimon as told in Philip Pullman’s books and I especially loveContinue reading “The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Volume Two – Philip Pullman – 28.02.22”
I loved the first book in this series ‘The Stranger Times’ so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the sequel, which I used my audible credit to buy as an audiobook. Strangely I think I would have preferred to have had it as a kindle book, as there were a couple of aspectsContinue reading “This Charming Man: Stranger Times, Book 2 (AUDIOBOOK) – C. K. McDonnell – 25.02.22”
Somehow this year I missed Jodi Taylors Christmas Day short story release – I did look for it and thought for some reason she didn’t do one this year! Silly me. Found it now, and after the previous book I read: the beautiful but kind of harrowing ‘The Stranding’ a bit of light silliness andContinue reading “The Toast of Time – Jodi Taylor – 17.02.22”
Wow – I thought this book was just gorgeous. A young British woman finds herself on a beach in Australia on the brink of global disaster. She tries to save a beached blue whale in the pathetic but well meaning action of running back and forth from the sea scooping up small bag fulls ofContinue reading “The Stranding – Kate Sawyer – 15.02.22”
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep (Audiobook) – H. G. Parry (Author), Calum Gittens (Narrator) – 09.02.22
I loved this book! I listened to the audiobook, and I really liked the New Zealand accent of the narrator. When I was sixteen my family had a year in California, and my best friend was the daughter of a family who moved there from New Zealand just after we arrived. I haven’t seen herContinue reading “The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep (Audiobook) – H. G. Parry (Author), Calum Gittens (Narrator) – 09.02.22”
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