Books

Bookstagram: is it ethical to ask for payment to review an indie (or any) book? Spoiler: absolutely f**king not

Over the past few days there's been a lot of posts in the bookstagram community on either side of the "should we ask authors to pay for reviews" fence. Hands up, I genuinely didn't even know this was a thing until these posts began to show up after an initial post by (I think, please… Continue reading Bookstagram: is it ethical to ask for payment to review an indie (or any) book? Spoiler: absolutely f**king not

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Blog Tour || A Burning – an intense and thought-provoking debut ovel

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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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

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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