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Book Crossing that is, as in, I decided yesterday after months of trying to literally ‘give away‘ 70 plus books for free, to join the online community, BookCrossing. You can find me here Wry Writer if you want to connect. BookCrossing is the act of releasing your books “into the wild” for strangers to find, or via …

Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm has given us an easy task this Tuesday, to list our Top 10 Favourites of All Time. Which, really, when you think about it, is a no-brainer for most of us. And, I’m sure, like me, many are going to have very familiar titles on their lists, that …

Ever hopeful that I am, I’m making yet another list of books I hope to read this month. Books that have sat on my coffee table, in the lounge, staring up at me not quite pleading, but almost! Yes, I know, how very whimsical of me. But you know what I mean. I’ve had a …

Having finally received a copy of TWISTED, by Steve Cavanagh, and having managed to avoid any reviews and opinion, I sat down last night to read. I groaned. I fidgeted. And I moaned out loud. So much so that my Other Half asked what was wrong. I rolled my eyes toward the ceiling and said …

I was scratching my head wondering what books I might want to read while on holiday this summer. Especially given we’re taking the whole month of July off. Yes, the whole month! Thirty one (31) glorious days of doing, well, not nothing. I still plan on doing a lot of reading. Here are the 5 …

Just look what arrived today, not one book, but two, Books that I feel like I order years ago. TWISTED by steve Cavanagh, yes, the book everyone and their mother has been talking about. Though, sadly, it’s not an Eddie Flynn book. But then again, this one will say whether or not Cavanagh can move …

Well, maybe I don’t quite cook up a storm, though I have been known to create chaos in the kitchen, but this coming summer I hope to be trying out a lot more new recipes thanks to the amazing Nadiya Hussain—winner of the sixth season of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2015. …

This Friday I want to talk to you about two books that I bought on Wednesday, two new fantasy titles, by two new emerging writers, Joan He and Nafiza Azad. Both of whom are following in the footsteps of other fantasy authors I’ve read recently—S.A. Chakraborty (THE CITY OF BRASS), Ausma Zehanat Khan (THE BLOODPRINT) …

What, I hear you say, is a non-book review? It is exactly as it sounds, I’m reading, or trying to read a book that I’m going to abandon because, you know, there’s just only so many hours in the day. And, obviously, if I abandon said book, I won’t be writing a full review. Or, …

When all is said and done, I still think women write the best crime fiction. I think they have a knack in thinking up ways to successfully, eh, murder people. I mean, come on, think Lynda LaPlante and Val McDermid, and the new crop of crime writers, Gillian Flynn, Karin Slaughter, and Tana French that …