Food For Beginners by Susan George and Nigel Paige

Food based tea towel

Some books, when written and published in the early 80’s, fade into the distant past without a trace whilst others have a habit of sticking around as something to wave at youngsters that dare to question things. Then there are the books like the Beginners series that, whilst containing some outdated references of predictions of […]

The Baskerville Legacy by John O’Connell

Hardback copy of John O'Connell's book

If you’re a first time reader here you might not know that I’ve been plodding my way through the Sherlock Holmes books, including Hound of the Baskervilles, and love a bit of crime/mystery fiction in my reading stack. If you’ve visited in the past you might know that I’m not that keen on characters that […]

What I’ve Discovered Recently

Motivational quote print

I’ve had a lot of time to think recently. Thinking used to be something I largely avoided. It came close to terrifying me as much as stepping outside did. At one point in time thinking used to mean simply dwelling. Dwelling on all the bad things of the past, the maybes, the what could have […]

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls The Silver Star

Not long after reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls I stumbled across The Silver Star in the very same charity shop. If, after enjoying my first Walls book, that isn’t a sign to grab it and hand over £1 then frankly I don’t know what is. Based on her own personal experiences of growing […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Front cover of book by Ransom Riggs

I hadn’t heard much about Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs until it got adapted into the visual form. When the adaptation happened it became a bit of a buzz, just like how To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is all over the place right now, and I was interested in […]

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 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 […]