Year of the Asian Readathon – Halfway through progress check!

Year of the Asian Readathon – halfway through progress check!   So, way back in January I signed up to this readathon for three reasons: I believe that we should all be reading more diverse books #weneeddiversebooks I have lived in several countries in East Asia (China, Japan, Vietnam) and speak the languages too. I…

Mini-Reviews: Female Pilots

Mini-Reviews: Female Pilots   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: Season of the Witch (Sabrina)

Book Review: Season of the Witch   Season of the Witch (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1) Written by Sarah Rees Brennan 288 pages Published by Scholastic Publication date: 9th July 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): It’s the summer before her sixteenth birthday, and Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She’s always studied…

Library Loot: Invisible Women, Peer Pressure and Folklore

Library Loot: Invisible Women, Peer Pressure and Folklore Libraries are amazing. I am still dumbfounded by the level of service that they offer, almost completely for free! Even the charges that exist are nominal and there is something about a library that inherently makes it a comfortable, welcoming place to be. I love libraries and…

Book Excerpt: Stronger than a Bronze Dragon

Book Excerpt: Stronger than a Bronze Dragon Stronger than a Bronze Dragon is a book that I have been desperate to read for ages! Se my Waiting on Wednesday post here, where I list some of the reasons why I’m so excited to read this, or read on for an extract from the book!  …

Waiting on Wednesday: Gumiho/Wicked Fox

Waiting on Wednesday: Gumiho/ Wicked Fox Gumiho / Wicked Fox Written by Kat Cho 432 pages Published by GP Putnam’s Sons / Penguin LCC Publication date: 25th June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul. Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret–she’s a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour…

Book Review: House Without Walls

Book Review: House Without Walls House Without Walls Written by Ching Yeung Russell 128 pages Published by Yellow Jacket (Little Bee Books) Publication date: 4th June 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): For most people, home is a place with four walls. It’s a place to eat, sleep, rest, and live. For a refugee, the concept of…

Library Loot: Quests, Ghosts and Swimming

Library Loot: Quests, Ghosts and Swimming   I love my library, don’t you? Every week I get to discover both anticipated and unexpected new books to read and it’s all completely free! This week I have picked up a selection of reservations that I made based on books other people have recommended and a general…

Books about Refugees

Books About Refugees   World Refugee Day is held on 20th June around the world. Today (11th June) is also Empathy Day. What better day to share this list? In the U.K. Refugee Week is held around this time in order to celebrate the contribution that refugees have made to the U.K. and to help…

Mini-Reviews: Mermaids

Mini-Reviews: Mermaids 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 tell…

Book Review: The Wise and the Wicked

Book Review: The Wise and the Wicked The Wise and the Wicked Written by Rebecca Podos 368 pages Published by HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray Publication date: 28th May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities…

Library Loot: Independence, Love and Being Different

Library Loot: Independence, Love and Being Different Oh My Gods by Alexandra Shepherd Life as a half-mortal teenager should be epic. But, for Helen Thomas, it’s tragic. She’s just moved in with her dorky dad and self-absorbed older siblings – who happen to be the ancient Greek gods, living incognito in London! Between keeping her…