Top 10 Book Boyfriends

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

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Legacy by Michelle Lowe: Book Review

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

Sorceresses, Fools, White Rabbits and Jules: World Book Day Shenanigans

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, on Thursday evening a few friends and I met up for a book-swapping party in honour of World Book Day. In addition to book-swapping, we also dressed up as our favourite literary characters just like hundreds of children across the country were doing for school, because we felt like revisiting our youth. … Continue reading Sorceresses, Fools, White Rabbits and Jules: World Book Day Shenanigans

Happy World Book Day!

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!

2016: Year In Review

For me personally, 2016 was a total write-off. I feel like I sleep-walked my way through most of this year. I hardly managed to do any writing, I didn't do enough exercise, and financially I seem to be worse off than when I started. These last couple of months have been better, because back in late November I … Continue reading 2016: Year In Review

Hysteria: The Disturbing History by Andrew Scull: Book Review

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 the protagonist of my work-in-progress, The Mayor, is incarcerated in an asylum for 9 years, I was hoping to learn a little bit more … Continue reading Hysteria: The Disturbing History by Andrew Scull: Book Review

Nod by Adrian Barnes: 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