I have a confession to make, Dear Readers. It is this: I am a serial cheat. I have a boyfriend, it is true. A real-life, living and breathing boyfriend whom I love very deeply. He is all I could ever ask for -- and more. He makes me very happy indeed. But there are Others. … Continue reading Top 10 Book Boyfriends
Veteran indie author Michelle Lowe gave me a free eBook copy of her seventh book Legacy -- the first in a seven-part Steampunk series -- in exchange for an honest review. Not wanting to let the author down (and I must apologise to Michelle for taking so long to get around to reading it as well; … Continue reading Legacy by Michelle Lowe: Book Review
Are you guys doing anything fun to commemorate World Book Day? My friends and I are having a book-swapping party round K.F. Goodacre's house and dressing up as book characters like we used to do in school (well, like everyone else used to do in school; my school was boring and never did this). I'm going … Continue reading Happy World Book Day!
I picked up Hysteria: The Disturbing History when I went to visit the Bedlam Exhibition at the Wellcome Collection on 8 October 2016 with my writing partner, K.F. Goodacre. Due to the fact that asylums feature in The Mayor, I was hoping to learn a little bit more about the treatment of the patients in the hospital … Continue reading Hysteria: The Disturbing History by Andrew Scull: Book Review
"In theory it was, around now, Literature. Susan hated Literature. She'd much prefer to read a good book." - Susan Sto-Helit, Soul Music (1994) This nugget of wisdom from the late Sir Terry Pratchett is the first thing that came to mind once I'd turned the final page of Adrian Barnes' refreshingly original take on a zombie apocalypse, Nod. … Continue reading Nod by Adrian Barnes: Book Review
This one had been on my 'to read' list for a while, largely due to its futuristic concept of a cyborg Cinderella. Instead of the dainty little ash girl we are so familiar with, the Cinderella of this story (Linh Cinder) is a strong-minded and intelligent mechanic. She is also the ward of a jealous … Continue reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer: Book Review
As some of my readers may have noticed, I've fallen rather behind with my book reviews. Essentially I had a few problems collating my thoughts for one or two of them, and then the next thing I knew, I'd read six more. As of today I am 10 books behind, so I think you'll agree … Continue reading A Series of Mini-Book Reviews