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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 …

Because Inge over at The Belgian Reviewer suggested it, I’ve been thinking about book covers and their impact. And more specifically, the one’s that I, personally, love. Certainly, there have been many over the years but, for this Top 5 post, I’m sticking to covers from the last few years rather than the last few …

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 …

DETAILS Title: THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME Author: Nafiza Azad Publisher: Scholastic Press ISBN: 9781338306040 Genre: YA Fantasy BACK COVER BLURB Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the …

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 …

I was happily surprised yesterday afternoon, late, when a courier turned up on my doorstep bearing gifts for me. A hardback copy of THE FOURTH COURIER by Timothy Jay Smith, from Arcade Publishing. My sincere thanks goes to the PR team at Arcade for making this one happen. I’m really excited to delve into this …

Today’s Tuesday and normally I’d be doing the Tuesday Top 5 but as the topic—books I really want to re-read—isn’t relevant, as there are no books I’m that desperate to reread. I’m going to wax lyrically about historical novels I’ve read and loved. You know, just to be different. I know some of you don’t …

This morning I sat down and ruthlessly went through my lists. You know, book lists. Specifically, my Wish List and my I Want To Buy List, whittling down books on both lists that while, at the time I wanted, have been evicted for one reason or another, or demoted to a, I’ll Keep A Note …