Sunday, November 12, 2017

Coming Home To Island House by Erica James . Review

This is a story about families , the ups and downs , heartbreaks and breathtaking moments . The story is based around Romily and Jack , an unconventional marriage based upon the opinions of the locals in the village  , but there is much more going on with them under the surface . When tragedy occurs and family members  have been pushed together again at Island House ,limits are pushed and emotions are running high .
This was a beautiful epic story of one family with a very strong couple at the helm. I loved Romily's character , she had the right amount of common sense with a good dose of empathy even though her entire life changed and she had to share her home with some people who did not feel much love towards her . This is a feel good story with lots of moments that leave you with a lump in your throat. A must read ! 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at lovereading.co.uk
This book is being published January 2018 and will be available from lovereading.co.uk and all other good bookstores then . 
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Reading This Weekend

Hi guys! Hope you all had a lovely week . 
This evening feels really like autumn , the heating is on , there is hailstones bashing the windows and I have a stack of books by my side and some lovely Yogi tea . 
There is something about this time of year that has me reaching for mysteries more then other time of year , nothing like a cosy mystery to solve before you hit the hay every night !
Some of this weeks books you may have seen on previous weeks blog uploads , I am only finishing them this weekend , they have all been started . 
Here we go!





I Am Thunder by Mohammad Khan . Review

This is a story about a teenage girl called Muzna , she dreams of being an author when she gets older but her strict Muslim parents have other ideas for her . Muzna is a great character , she is funny and down to earth with ambition and gumption . Muzna lives in the UK with her family who are originally from Pakistan , she has had a rigid upbringing where her parents are always trying to keep her safe in every way,  but especially where boys are concerned , so when she meets a boy she likes her straightforward world gets a lot more complicated and dangerous for her and those around her . This was a beautiful and heartbreaking book , the main character had such a great sense of humour I was rooting for her to do well . I read this in one sitting , it was marvellous . 

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading4kids . This book is being published January 2018 and will be available from Lovereading4kids and all other good bookstores then . 
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween


 Hi guys ! Happy Halloween ! It would not be Halloween without a Halloween list of my favourite fear inducing reads so here is my list for this year with some reappearances of some old favourites :

1: NOS4R2 by Joe Hill
2:The Woman In Black by Susan Hill
3: Dracula by Bram Stoker
4: Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
5: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
6: 14 by Peter Clines 
7: Misery by Stephen King
8: The Shining by Stephen King
9: It by Stephen King 
10: The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Wishing you a spooktacular Halloween !  

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox today for review is this fab book:
I Am Thunder by Mohammad Khan 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Reading This Week

Hi guys! Hope you are having a lovely Monday . I was at the library last week where I picked up some more awesome cookery books and a few other bits and bobs . I tell you , there is nothing like autumn weather for making you want to pull out the cookery books  and make something hot and nourishing . I am still working my way through the cookery books from my blog post of last week and I can truly say I found more then just  a few gems to cook in those books. Ahhhh books and good food , the perfect  pair for the cold months . 
Also , in other news  have you seen "A Quiet Passion "  ,featuring Cynthia Nixon where she plays the poet Emily Dickinson ?  I am hoping to watch it this weekend and I can't wait! I love books about authors/ poets  and books or bookshops ..... sigh .... I only wish there was more of them. I might post a review on here when I finish it . 
Anyway my lovelies have a great day.  







Saturday, October 28, 2017

Competition Goodies

Hello lovelies ! I recently entered a competition on Instagram that MissBohemia and Littlebookwormig were running . I was the very lucky winner and here are the gorgeous bookish goodies I picked as my prize . 
If you enjoy bookish goodies or like to buy them as gifts for your book loving friends MissBohemia has an Etsy shop where there is oodles of loveliness !