The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

As you might have realised from my review of Sherlock’s memoirs, there was a period in time when I was struggling to sleep. It was as it reached about a week before I was due to return to work after my surgery and then magically stopped being an issue the very night I decided to […]

The Great Penguin Bookchase Boardgame

Tiny books with book covers

Until procrastination on instagram led me to watching Jen Campbell‘s story one day, I had no knowledge of the existence of The Great Penguin Bookchase game. But the minute I saw it there was an impression of it on my mind that resulted in me scouring the internet to find a copy of it. Unlike […]

The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Whenever I have struggled to sleep recently I have found myself in the lounge pondering if I want to carry on reading a current book or start a new one. Quite often I end up wanting an easy read and something that I know that is going to be enjoyable enough to go through so […]

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

This book took me a number of weeks, maybe even months, to get through. Unfortunately this book was an incredible drag, despite the plot having so much potential, because the writing style stopped a reader from being able to dive in properly. Finding out that Kate wants to enter a deadly race on the beach […]

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

When teenager Maryanne Doyle disappears in 1998 it becomes impossible for Cat Kinsella to look at her dad in the same way. She knows he lied to the police about knowing Maryanne and that he never mentioned the encounter to her mother but did that make him a kidnapper or murderer? Cat never had any […]

Hammers On Bone by Cassandra Khaw

By Cassandra Khaw

I have tried to forget about this book for a number of months but it just keeps sticking in my mind and not for the right reasons. My partner suggested to me that I should give it a read as it has very few pages but is also set in Croydon and it sounded like […]

Charity Shop Book Haul

Charity shop book haul

What do you get when you combine a love of shopping, bargains and books? A rather large bag of books from several different charity shops along Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon for a grand total of £7 (or £6.50 if you take out my partners Kafka that snuck into the stack. Since getting back my reading […]