Book Reviews

Blog tour: From the Shadows by G.R. Halliday

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Goodreads synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Robert arrives home late. Without a word to his dad, he goes up to his bedroom. Robert is never seen alive again. A body is soon found…… Continue reading Blog tour: From the Shadows by G.R. Halliday

General

How much has your reading changed while on lockdown?

Unprecedented times. New normal. Uncharted territory. As a marketer, I’ve used all these buzzwords and more in comms I’ve helped pen in the past few weeks. And one decision I made right off the bat was that I would never ever talk about these, well…unprecedented times on this blog. Reading is an act of escapism,…… Continue reading How much has your reading changed while on lockdown?

Guest posts

Female pilots in WWII: A guest post by Kate Lord Brown

Hello, hello! You all know how much I love books about women entering the industrial workforce during WWII. One book I recently heard of from this specific sub-genre is The Beauty Chorus, an enthralling novel about three completely different women signing up to fly planes to help with the war effort. Today, I have Kate,…… Continue reading Female pilots in WWII: A guest post by Kate Lord Brown

Book Reviews

Blog tour: The Cotton Spinner by Libby Ashworth

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. We all know I’m a huge fan of historical fiction and drama centered on war-time workforces. The Cotton Spinner is set not during a war, but the industrial revolution, but…… Continue reading Blog tour: The Cotton Spinner by Libby Ashworth

Book Reviews

8 1/2 Stone by Liz Jones: Raging fatphobia masked as body positivity

I received a copy of this book from the publicist in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I warn you in advance, reader. This is going to be the snarkiest review I’ve given a book, especially a review copy. But I finished reading this dumpster fire of…… Continue reading 8 1/2 Stone by Liz Jones: Raging fatphobia masked as body positivity

Book Reviews

Blog tour: Flèche by Mary Jean Chan

I received a copy of this book from the publicist in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I’m a sucker for poetry and metaphorical writing. I’ve had Flèche on my TBR ever since it first released and was convinced further when it was longlisted for the International…… Continue reading Blog tour: Flèche by Mary Jean Chan

Extracts

Exclusive extract from Second Sister, a zeitgeisty hacker thriller

This post is a part of the Blog Tour for Second Sister by Chan Ho-Kei. At this point, anyone who’s read a single blog post on here knows just how much I enjoy thrillers. I very badly wanted to read Second Sister for this blog tour but turned down a copy because I was supposed…… Continue reading Exclusive extract from Second Sister, a zeitgeisty hacker thriller

General

SUDTP20: The piece of experimental fiction I’m looking forward to most.

This blog post is part of the tour for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize longlist. On the longlist for SUDTP20 is Meena Kandasamy’s stunning second book, Exquisite Cadavers. The title is obviously a reference to the parlour game by the same name that the Paris surrealists came up with. You may also know it…… Continue reading SUDTP20: The piece of experimental fiction I’m looking forward to most.

Problematic faves

On Susan Pevensie | You did our girl wrong, C.S. Lewis.

Ah, Susan Pevensie. Elder Sister. Queen Susan of the Horn. Eye-roll expert. In a world where characters saw talking animals and the part-human/part-goat fauns and just said “hmm, I don’t see anything odd here,” Susan was the voice of caution, doubt, and common sense. So why did she get the crappiest ending of all the…… Continue reading On Susan Pevensie | You did our girl wrong, C.S. Lewis.