Book Haul April 2019

So. April was busy in the purchasing department. Which really isn't like me usually, but the charity shops have recently been hauling their own bounty and I had money so, it just happened. Anyway, it's only 12 books... My first trip to the Charity Shop in early April saw me pick up three books that I've … Continue reading Book Haul April 2019

Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Want to Reread Soon

I love books. Obvious, I know, given the name and purpose of this blog and all. But that also means I love revisiting the books I've already read. For Bionic Book Worm's / Shanah's Top 5 Tuesday suggestion, I looked at my bookshelves for inspiration. And fell short. Well, I've already reread a lot of … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books I Want to Reread Soon

My Wonderfully ‘Weird’ Valentine: Putting the Love Into Lovecraft

"My true love hath my heart, and I have his" (Sir Philip Sidney) - which explains so much. Including that huge scar that never quite heals... well, "There are wounds that are not meant to heal at all" (Vile Vallo). It also explains why this Valentines Day I was gifted with an amazingly weird haul. … Continue reading My Wonderfully ‘Weird’ Valentine: Putting the Love Into Lovecraft

My Year In Books 2018: Five Fiction Favourites

2018 was a good year for book reading. I completely read 22 fiction. Of those 22, the following are my five favourites; the books I greatly enjoyed and that have stayed with me long after reading. Some are rereads. It just so happened that in 2018 some of my past favourites remained my favourites - which is always good … Continue reading My Year In Books 2018: Five Fiction Favourites

Buried Alive By Books Out In October 2018

Orphans in India get pulled into a strange “rescue” mission aimed at stripping their mysterious powers, a portrait painter unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances, themes of empowered women to environmental nightmares to utopian dreams are illuminated and a house walks about on chicken feet. These are the books released in October 2018 that I'm excited … Continue reading Buried Alive By Books Out In October 2018

Countdown to Halloween: Horror To Keep You Up At Night

It's almost Halloween! Ok, it's a few weeks from Halloween, but who's counting. Me! I recently read an article on Tor.com that linked to NPR Books who had asked readers to nominate their favourite horror tales. A panel of judges then selected the 100 most terrifying. Of course the list is subjective - but who doesn't enjoy looking through 'Top … Continue reading Countdown to Halloween: Horror To Keep You Up At Night

Getting To Know Me: 55 Quirky Bookish Questions Answered

Books have recommended their reader to me before. I also find you can learn more about a person by looking at their bookshelves - And if someone doesn't have any books on their bookshelves, that must say something too, although I'm not sure what... But sometimes it's just nice to answer a few questions to give a quick overview of … Continue reading Getting To Know Me: 55 Quirky Bookish Questions Answered