Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to me!   Hope that everyone is having a great week! I know that I should probably have given up being excited by my birthday by now, especially as it is pretty much always freezing and grey, but I believe in trying to find joy in the little things so I’m going to…

Mini-Reviews: Villains

Mini-Reviews: Villains   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts to…

Library Loot: Adventure, Friendship and Christmas

Library Loot: Adventure, Friendship and Christmas Today I made my weekly pilgrimage to my local library to return what I’ve read this week and stock up on new books galore, despite the piles of books I still have to read on my own shelves! Despite me always saying that I don’t start thinking about Christmas…

5 Recommended Read Aloud Chapter Books for Year 3

5 Recommended Read Aloud Chapter Books for Year 3 (Age 7-8)   I love reading aloud to my class and always make reading a priority. Alongside a healthy, varied diet of picture books and poetry every day, we also have several chapter books which we read over a few weeks in the classroom, as well…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Paper Crane

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Paper Crane   The Last Paper Crane Written by Kerry Drewery pages Published by Hot Key Books Publication date: April 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): One thousand paper cranes to achieve your heart’s desire. 1945, Hiroshima: Ichiro is a teenage boy relaxing at home with his friend Hiro. Moments later there…

Mini-Reviews: Remembrance

Mini-Reviews: Remembrance   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review posts to…

Six for Sunday: Blue Covers

Six for Sunday: Blue Covers   The prompt for #SixforSunday this week is six books with blue covers – I have decided to go for wintry covers, although November is one of the most beautiful months in Autumn so the colours of the trees around me at the moment are spectacularly red, orange and yellow….

Library Loot: Ghosts, Snow and Adventure

Library Loot: Ghosts, Snow and Adventure   I was really happy with my book haul from the library this week, especially as I manged to pick up some reservations as well as a book that I had been thinking about buying…and might still do as I started it on the bus home and it’s excellent…

Book Review: Black Water

Book Review: Black Water   Black Water Written by Barbara Henderson 88 pages Published by Cranachan Publishing Publication date: 31st October 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Sink or swim to survive Solway’s black water… Down by the coast, black water swirls and hides its secrets. Dumfries, 1792. Henry may only be twelve, but he has already…

Waiting on Wednesday: Feathertide

Waiting on Wednesday: Feathertide   Feathertide Written by Beth Cartwright 432 pages Published by: Del Rey/ Ebury Publication date: 14th May 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): One girl was born to be different… Marea was born to be different – a girl born covered in the feathers of a bird, and kept hidden in a crumbling…

Book Review: An Illusion of Thieves

Book Review: An Illusion of Thieves   Illusion of Thieves Written by Cate Glass 348 pages Published by Tor Books Publication date: 21st May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): In Cantagna, being a sorcerer is a death sentence. Romy escapes her hardscrabble upbringing when she becomes courtesan to the Shadow Lord, a revolutionary noble who brings…