Waiting on Wednesday: The Court of Miracles

Waiting on Wednesday: The Court of Miracles   The Court of Miracles Written by Kester Grant 464 pages Published by Harper Voyager Publication date: 14th May 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris’s criminal underground in the…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Circus Rose

Waiting on Wednesday: The Circus Rose   The Circus Rose Written by Betsy Cornwell 304 pages Published by Clarion Books Publication date: 16th June 2020 Summary (from Goodreads): From a  New York Times  bestselling author, a queer retelling of “Snow White and Rose Red” in which teenage twins battle evil religious extremists to save their loves…

Mini-Reviews: Japanese fiction in translation

Mini-Reviews: Japanese fiction in translation   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-Reviews: Girls having Adventures

Mini-reviews: Girls having Adventures 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…

Book Review: The Island Child

Book Review: The Island Child   The Island Child Written by Molly Aitken 320 pages Published by Canongate Publication date: 30th January 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Twenty years ago, Oona left the island of Inis for the very first time. A wind-blasted rock of fishing boats and sheep’s wool, where the only book was the…

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020

Multicultural Children’s Book Day – 31st January 2020   This is my third year taking part in supporting Multicultural Children’s Book Day and I am, as always, privileged to be able to take part and spread the message of inclusivity in books. See my posts about Multicultural Children’s Book Day for 2018 and 2019. Why…

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…

Six for Sunday: Witchy Books

Six for Sunday: Witchy Books   It is no secret that I love books about witches – here are a few that you could read on this Hallowe’en weekend! I have listed three for younger readers and three for older readers, but there are a lot more recommendations that I would love to give! The…

7 truly creepy reads for kids this Hallowe’en

7 truly creepy reads for kids and teens this Hallowe’en   I have a low tolerance for horror, so I won’t be recommending anything here that is going to give your child nightmares, rather those books which give you a little bit of a chill down your spine without being really frightening. At this time…

Library Loot: Opposites, Worries and Families

Library Loot: Opposites,Worries and Families   I couldn’t miss posting my library loot this week, at the end of Libraries Week in the U.K. , which celebrates this amazing service and all the help and support it provides for people in the community at every stage of their lives. Borrowing books from the library gives…

Six for Sunday: Books to take on an Autumn walk

Six for Sunday: Books to take on an Autumn walk   I love Autumn, especially those bright, crisp days when you can crunch through the leaves and enjoy the jewel-like colours of the foliage as the sun sparkles through them. Pairing books with a walk through an Autumn forest, plus perhaps a nice warm drink,…