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Blog Tour || Witch Bottle – folk horror that reaches into the very depths of the soul

Thank you so much to Jo Fletcher Books for having me on this Blog Blast for the rather excellent Witch Bottle by Tom Fletcher. I really loved this book and can't wait to tell you all about it. But also make sure to check out the other amazing bloggers on the tour to see what… Continue reading Blog Tour || Witch Bottle – folk horror that reaches into the very depths of the soul

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5 Books, 1 City: eclectic reads from Lagos

Last time around I discussed five books, some well known, others not so well known, from Edinburgh. This week I'm bringing you five reads all based in Lagos, Nigeria. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie This stunning novel is full of incredibly heart-wrenchingly beautiful writing. if you've never read Adichie's work before I recommend this as… Continue reading 5 Books, 1 City: eclectic reads from Lagos

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Subscription box review: Abominable Book Club second anniversary celebration box

October marks the two year anniversary of the wonderful Abominable Book Club and the celebratory box was absolutely incredible. There are two different subscriptions and, as money is a little tighter than usual, I'm on the Bare Bones box which includes a new book, a second hand book, a magazine and a book mark -… Continue reading Subscription box review: Abominable Book Club second anniversary celebration box

Blog Hops

Top Ten Tuesday – horror book to movie adaptations, a Hallowe’en freebie

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today is a Halloween freebie for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) so I've decided to list my favourite horror book to movie adaptations. Buckle in, it's about to get spooky... Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) based on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – horror book to movie adaptations, a Hallowe’en freebie

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5 Books, 1 City: from academic horrors to a messed up ‘polis’ or two in Edinburgh

The New York Times recently ran a piece that highlighted one horror novel from each US State and I thought it was an amazing idea. I wanted to do something similar on here without it being a complete rip off so I came up with listing (at least) 5 "essential" novels all based in one… Continue reading 5 Books, 1 City: from academic horrors to a messed up ‘polis’ or two in Edinburgh

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Top Ten Tuesday – books I read from recommendations

Ohhh man, it's been over a year since I took part in any sort of blogging meme. I'm really wanting to focus more on developing this wee blog though so I reckon it's about time to dip the toe back in. So, where better to get back involved than with Top Ten Tuesday? The classic.… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – books I read from recommendations

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Craving the dark side in the spookiest month? How about some dark academia?

There's something about universities and schools that lend themselves so well to books with a darker tone. The settings themselves, usually Ivy League or similar, along with the smart-arse full of themselves characters that authors tend to conjure to populate the hallowed halls, mingle so well. From secret societies to posh kids gone wild, to… Continue reading Craving the dark side in the spookiest month? How about some dark academia?

The Read More Book Club

The Read More Book Club: October 2020 Reveal Day

I just wanted to share a quick post this morning with my The Read More Book Club choices for October 2020. I'm planning on reading three books this month, one for each prompt and one that's a bit of a hybrid...kinda. Prompt One I got all sentimental about it this month and just needed a… Continue reading The Read More Book Club: October 2020 Reveal Day

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What I read in September 2020

September has been yet another absolute weirdo of a month. Coronavirus feels like it's getting well out of control again globally but it's also coinciding with a lot of people giving significantly less of a shit about it. It's terrifying how many people think a global pandemic is some sort of mind-control hoax but here… Continue reading What I read in September 2020