Can this shocking new feeling be love, or is it electrickery? In a lowly side-show fair in eighteenth-century England, teenager Mim is struggling to find her worth as an act. Not white, but not black enough to be truly exotic, her pet parrot who speaks four languages is a bigger draw than her. But Alex,… Continue reading Review: The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew
I’ve been subscribed to Illumicrate ever since it started. Every box I’ve had has been exceptional, lovingly made and full of unique and beautiful bookish items (as well as some MUST READ books). Here’s what I got in the March edition: The Illumicrate box comes fast every quarter, and this time I was especially impressed… Continue reading Illumicrate: March 2018
A couple of years ago, one of my major bookish goals was to read more graphic novels. There’s just something about graphic novels that draws me in, from the artwork, to the story, to the characters. Gradually, I dipped my toes in, and although I am by no means a connoisseur, I have fallen head-over-heels… Continue reading Recommendations: 5 Graphic Books I Love
I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for book merch. I LOVE a good literary t-shirt, or brooch or bookmark. Anything that celebrates bookish-ness is a plus in my book, and I also love the fact that I can show my reader pride out and about. Here are a few of my favourite pieces 1 //… Continue reading Book Merch Recommendations
Hello and welcome to a gushy review. Today, I am going to be IMPLORING you to read M. G. Leonard’s fabulous ‘The Battle of the Beetles’ trilogy. You may have heard me talk about this trilogy before. In fact, I’ve reviewed both of the two previous books, BEETLE BOY, and BEETLE QUEEN. I loved the… Continue reading Why you’ve GOT TO READ The Battle of the Beetles trilogy.
Somebody said this to me the other day. It was along the lines of “oh you’re so lucky, I am far too busy to do something as time consuming as reading”. I resisted the urge to roll my eyes, coz I don’t have copious amounts of time to read–I make time to read. I read… Continue reading “I wish I had time to read” + other things that annoy me
Arianwyn Gribble is back! During an eventful holiday in Kingsport, Arianwyn is recruited for an important mission: to retrieve the Book of Quiet Glyphs from its hiding place in the Great Wood. But as she returns home to Lull, feyling refugees gather outside the town walls and hex plagues the forest. As tensions lead to… Continue reading Review: A Witch Alone by James Nicol