TITLE: Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories AUTHOR: multiple authors PUBLISHED: 1983 SYNOPSIS A collection of fourteen of Roald Dahl's favourite ghost stories. Featuring authors including, but not limited to: Rosemary Timperley, L.P. Hartley, Edith Wharton, and Cynthia Asquith, this collection is the result of an intense study by Dahl to find the best ghost stories… Continue reading A book review: Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories
TITLE: Goodnight Mister Tom AUTHOR: Michelle Magorian PUBLISHED: 1981 SYNOPSIS Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom tells the tale of William Beech, a young boy evacuated from his home in London to a small village in the country. William is a quiet and withdrawn young boy who is afraid… Continue reading A book review: Goodnight Mister Tom
TITLE: The Bunker Diary AUTHOR: Kevin Brooks PUBLISHED: 2013 SYNOPSIS Told in diary format, this is the story of Linus, an abducted teenage boy, held in captivity in what appears to be an underground bunker. The only way in and out is via a lift. With no clues as to who is holding him hostage time… Continue reading A book review: The Bunker Diary
I think it's fair to say that we all have somebody that we would class as the reason why we love reading. I know I do anyway. For me that person is my mum. Now, don't get me wrong, both my parents read to me and with me as I was growing up but it's… Continue reading Discovering my mother’s favourite books
I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC copy of Lost Frequencies to review. As with all my book reviews I will begin with general information and a short synopsis before sharing my thoughts. I hope you enjoy! TITLE: Lost Frequencies AUTHOR: Caitlyn Lynagh PUBLISHED: November 19th 2019 PUBLISHER: Outlet Publishing SYNOPSIS Step into the world of Iyeeka,… Continue reading A book review: Lost Frequencies (ARC)
A little while ago I wrote a post titled Are book covers important, or is it only the story that matters? When I finished writing that it made me question how important is the title of a book? Does it directly affect whether people will read it or not? Personally, I think the title of… Continue reading How important is the title of a book?
If you're not new to this blog then you will already be aware of how much I love books and reading. You will also be aware that I gave birth to my first child in May this year. I would love for my daughter to grow up enjoying books as much as I do, and… Continue reading Reading with my daughter
TITLE: The Jane Austen Book Club AUTHOR: Karen Joy Fowler PUBLISHED: 2004 SYNOPSIS. Set in California, this novel follows a group of six, (five women, and one man) who meet once a month to discuss a different Jane Austen book. Interwoven in their reading and thoughts on each classic title are their own individual lives and… Continue reading A book review: The Jane Austen Book Club
2019 is quickly disappearing, so whilst it's still kind of, (but not quite) at the mid point of the year I thought I would share with you my top entertainment picks for the first half of 2019. Keep reading to find out my favourite books, films, and TV shows that I have watched/read in the… Continue reading My top entertainment picks from the first half of 2019
This is a question that I have been thinking about lately. Not long ago I would have said with absolute certainty that the cover of a book is not at all important and it is only the words inside that matter. But then I created my profile on Instagram and things started to change. I discovered… Continue reading Are book covers important, or is it only the story that matters?