The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter

The Magic Toyshop is a book I have had my eye on for a while, and forms part of the Virago Modern Classics list which I am hoping to read my way through!  I hadn’t previously read anything by Angela Carter, but her name was one that was familiar to me, with The Magic Toyshop … Continue reading The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter


Little by Edward Carey

This month saw the publication of Little by Edward Carey, which was a book I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy of. This was a book I was very excited about reading, partly due to it being a work of historical fiction. One of the things I enjoy most about historical fiction is … Continue reading Little by Edward Carey

Quercus 2019 – Word Of Mouth Bestsellers Evening

Just over a month ago, I received a very exciting invitation from Quercus Books to attend an evening they were hosting to talk about some of their forthcoming books at their HQ. Needless to say, as someone who has always wanted to attend a bookish event in London, I was delighted to be invited, and … Continue reading Quercus 2019 – Word Of Mouth Bestsellers Evening

James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes

James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes is the first book from comedian James Acaster, in which he recounts some of his most embarrassing and amusing stories. I am not a big reader of non-fiction, but with this past week being my busiest at work, I turned to James’ book as a light hearted read to keep me … Continue reading James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

This year I have been trying to work through some of the books I have owned for a long time which I haven’t got round to reading yet, and one of those books is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Originally published in 2016, this is the latest novel from Crouch who is best known for … Continue reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

September Round-Up – The Books I Read In September 2018

This month I managed to read and review seven books. Here is a roundup of my blog posts this month... My first read was a book featured in August’s crime and mystery box from My Chronicle Book Box. A Different Kind Of Evil is the second in Andrew Wilson’s series featuring Agatha Christie and it … Continue reading September Round-Up – The Books I Read In September 2018

Guest Post – Rebecca Bradley – The Twisted Web

Today I am pleased to feature a guest post from Rebecca Bradley, whose latest novel, The Twisted Web was published on 17th September. The Twisted Web is the fourth book in Rebecca’s DI Hannah Robbins series and it is one that caught my attention both due to its intriguing premise, and striking cover art (I’m … Continue reading Guest Post – Rebecca Bradley – The Twisted Web