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Hosted by Bionic Book Worm, this week’s Top 5 Tuesday is centred on the Top 5 Worst Book Covers, maybe not ever, but close enough. We all have our favourites, covers that we’re drawn to from the minute we see them. Well, the same can be said for the worst, covers that put us off …

I stumbled upon Denny blogging over at, theceaselessreaderwrites, who’s participating in Dave’s Moon Shot Challenge. Each contribution is a tanka, a Japanese stanza form comprising 5 lines with a suggested syllable count of 5-7-5  7-7. Here’s Dave’s starter tanka: “Eyes down for stray coins Or lonesome tweets. So what, if Dull skies lack twitter? Where …

For this, my first #Fantastical Friday, I want to share three books that cross genres due to one or more ‘fantastical’ element. James Rollins has written any number of books that while on the surface might be classed as a thriller or an adventure but, when you look deeper, also included fantastical elements. So let’s …

I’m following in the footsteps of the very talented Margot over at, Confessions of a mystery novelist, who took up challenge by FitfulFearfulPhantasmal, to write a piece of Flash Fiction as a list of contents. My thanks to both for the inspiration. Here’s what I came up with. This is the official list of catalogued …

DETAILS Title: ACK-ACK MACAQUE Author: Gareth L Powell Publisher: Solaris Books, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-78108-060-3 Genre: SF | Steampunk BACKCOVER BLURB In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain’s best hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed ‘Ack-Ack Macaque.’ The trouble is, Ack-Ack Macaque is a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and …

It’s finally here! After waiting for so long, DC Comics has finally released the first ‘official’ trailer for their new movie: AQUAMAN! Coming to the big screen, December 21st this year.

The wonderful Vera over at, Unfiltered Tales, tagged me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. For those of you who haven’t stopped by her blog, she writes a great review, loves all things psychological, is a rock climber who dislikes heights (and don’t we all) and is an all-round neat person to connect with. Show her …

I saw this post by Inge at, The Belgian Reviewer, who I discovered through Vera at, Unfiltered Tales, and thought it a great way to start the week. Alas, I am once again late posting, given I’ve had a crazy day here, today. Anyway, the original post of Goodreads Monday was posted over at Lauren’s …

He may have been Head of house Slytherin. He may have seemed like the epitome of evil, hell bent on thwarting Dumbledore and Harry, but we know Severus Snape was so much more than that. A complicated man who, despite everything and, in the end, did what was asked of him by Dumbledore and, in …