Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Deeplight

Book Spotlight: Deeplight   Deeplight Written by Frances Hardinge Cover art by Aitch 416 pages Published by Pan Macmillan and Amulet Books (Abram) Publication date: 31st October 2019 (UK) ; 14th April 2020 (USA) Summary (from Goodreads): Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea meets Frankenstein in Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy adventure The gods are dead. Decades…

Book Review: The Wonder Machine

Book Review: The Wonder Machine   The Wonder Machine Written by Barry Timms Illustrated by Laura Brenlla 24 pages Published by Little Tiger Publication date: 5th September 2019 (hardback), 11th June 2020 (paperback) Summary (from Little Tiger): Haven’t you heard? Wolf is building a machine. A machine that makes dreams come true! “My greatest invention…

5 of the most beautiful words in the English language

5 of the most beautiful words in the English language   I am endlessly fascinated by the vagaries and specificities of language, particularly when it comes to words which are difficult to translate because they encapsulate such a large or small concept. Check out some unique words in other languages or untranslatable words. Here are…

October Round-Up

Monthly Round-Up for October October has been an absolute whirlwind, so much so that I nearly named this post ‘September’ Round-Up. Where has this month gone?! We’ve had a busy half-term at school, with my class producing their own anthology of re-imagined fairytales which I am showing off to everyone * proud teacher* In personal…

Book Review: The Light Between Worlds

The Light Between Worlds Written by Laura Weymouth 416 pages Published by Chicken House Books Publication date: 1st November 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the…

Random Question Generator Take 2

Random Question Generator: Take 2! I really had fun answering questions from the Random Question Generator so decided to try a second round – see the first round of questions here! I used this random question generator to get a few questions to answer. Where did you grow up? I grew up mostly in the…

Nerd Poured Candle Crate: Dreaming of Ghibli

NPCC: Dreaming of Ghibli This is the second month that I have ordered this new candle subscription box from Geeky Clean, with three candles, a bookmark and an enamel pin delivered to your door every month. I previously bought the theme for July – For the Love of Books. The website describes the crate like…

Nerd Poured Candle Crate: For the love of books

NPCC: For the Love of Books This is a new subscription box from Geeky Clean, with three candles, a bookmark and an enamel pin delivered to your door every month. I have never really tried any subscription boxes before (apart from a stationery one with Sherbet Lane which I loved!), but I couldn’t resist the…

Book Review: Gilded Cage

Gilded Cage Written by Vic James 405 pages Published by Pan Macmillan Publication date: January 26th 2017 Summary (from Goodreads): In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power—and you. If you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters—the magical elite—you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you’re old, and you’ll…

Six for Sunday: Favourite books so far this year!

#SixforSunday is created by Steph from A Little But a Lot. The theme for this week is favourite books read so far this year. Some of the books I have chosen were not published in 2018, but I read them this year so I am counting them. As always, it was incredibly difficult to narrow…