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2017 Wrapped: My top eight reads

Hello, readers! As ever, the year has flown by, and 2017 has brought with it a whole host of new books to read and enjoy- as well as getting used to the idea of becoming a book blogger. I set up this blog in May, so this year has been a bit of a rollercoaster:… Continue reading 2017 Wrapped: My top eight reads

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The top eight fantasy books to read this Winter

As the long nights draw in, there’s no better time to curl up by the fireside (or radiator) and get stuck into the huge pile of books that has been building up over summer. And what better way to forget about the rain outside than the ultimate in escapism, a good fantasy novel? 2017 has… Continue reading The top eight fantasy books to read this Winter

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Review: The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz

Murder mysteries are great. Despite the obviously grisly contents, they're quite sedate reads, quite formulaic: a murder happens, the detective systematically visits the family and friends of the deceased, often with an admiring Watson in tow, and then makes a brilliant deduction and the murder is revealed to be somebody (if it's well-written) you never… Continue reading Review: The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz

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Review: Midnight at the Bright Idea Bookstore, by Michael Sullivan

This book is a strange mix of genres. Combining mystery and tragedy with the sort of lived-in quality of Matt Haig’s novels, it's a mixture that throws you off guard when reading. You’re not entirely sure what to make of it. Perhaps that’s part of its charm. The story is set in Denver, where Lydia… Continue reading Review: Midnight at the Bright Idea Bookstore, by Michael Sullivan

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Review: 1066, What Fates Impose, by G. K Holloway

A quick thank you before we start to G.K Holloway, who sent me a copy of his book to review. Getting a book in the post never gets old! I'm always a sucker for a good history book: I love reading about times that have long since passed, and finding a fresh new take on a… Continue reading Review: 1066, What Fates Impose, by G. K Holloway