I'm absolutely delighted to be taking part in the #Bookstagram tour today for A Burning by Megha Majumdar so I wanted to keep spreading the word of this incredible debut by posting about it on here too. The story is told through the viewpoint of three characters, each leading different lives, as they are caught… Continue reading Blog Tour || A Burning – an intense and thought-provoking debut ovel
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Is it too late to say Happy New Year? Sod it, Happy New Year everyone. I hope you're all safe and well and coping okay. I've had a rough time of it head wise in the last month or so, hence my absence, but I'm gradually starting to feel a little better, a little more… Continue reading Books I can’t wait to read in 2021
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
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
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
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
I've really upped my game with keeping up with my NetGalley reading. I figure it's the least I can do since publishers are so kindly giving over their books for free. I'm currently at 79% but most of the titles on my shelf aren't out until 2021 so I've got a decent amount of time… Continue reading NetGalley ARCs on my shelf that I can’t wait to read
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
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
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?