Books Read 2014 Part 2 — Favourite Reads and More!

This post is coming later than planned — are we really two weeks into the new year? As promised, here are my favourite reads of 2014 (youngest age category to oldest): Middle Grade Savvy  by Ingrid Law: Savvy was the stand-out MG read for me last year. It traipsed between real-world and magical, dropping the odd marvelous word such as … Read More

Just a few stray thoughts for a Saturday

Continuing the theme of my Laini Taylor life-crush, I started reading DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE.  Well, I’m about 180 pages in, and I have to confess my admiration for the girl has not dimmed.  And here is one of the reasons why –  a quote from page 154, where three of the main characters are playing a game called … Read More

Reading List – 12th June 2014

I read just before bed and at the moment – with the rewrite and having just discovered the wonderful writer’s network that exists on Twitter – I’m burning the candle at both ends.  This often means 3-5 pages into my nightly read, I’m flaked out with a book splayed across my face.  Whereby my husband finds me several hours later … Read More

Booklist – 12th May 2014

In keeping with Stephen King’s advice to write a lot, read a lot, here’s my booklist: Just Read: 1. Stolen Magic – Stephanie Burgis.  The verdict: Lots of fun. I really enjoyed it.  Stephanie has an ability to pull you right into the story and continue at a cracking pace until you realise it’s 2am and you need to get … Read More