Bookshelf

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
– Stephen King

First Lines Friday: 3rd January

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner…

Book Review: Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

I recently read Wed Wabbit with my book club, and I have to say that it made me question why I don’t pick up children’s literature to read more often.  The book follows Fidge, a young girl who is fairly emotionally closed off after the death of her father.  She…

Book Review: Poppy Field by Michael Morpurgo

Poppy Field is an illustrated work of fiction by the famous Michael Morpurgo celebrating the significance of the poppy for a French family across four generations.  It is a moving story of love and loss, and how the poppy became such an important part of the lives of this small…

One Book a Mile

If my life were a video game, I would be over encumbered by now.  My character would be moving slowly enough that monsters could take a worthwhile strike, or in the case of Oblivion, I would just be rooted to the spot, unable to move until I let go of…

First Lines Friday: 11th January

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the…

A Reading Round-Up

Remember when I set myself a goal to read 100 books in 2018?  Ha ha ha!  Though I didn’t quite manage 100 books, I still read some fantastic fiction this year, and a few non-fiction books that really pushed my opinions on things. Here’s what I read in 2018: From…

Book Review: Women in Battle

Despite it being labelled as a book for children, Women in Battle caught my eye not only because of its stunning illustrated cover, but for its concept.  Books to empower women are everywhere right now, and most bookshops I’ve been into recently have a wall of female writers talking about…