Book Review: Smash!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX and the ’90s Punk Explosion by Ian Winwood

Publisher: Da Capo PressFormat: AudiobookRelease Date: November 20th, 2018 Rating: 5/5 Stars If you are a Millennial, that generation born between 1981 and 1996, or a younger Gen Xer, you’ll know the names and bands mentioned in this book. You know, that music my parents said wouldn’t last like THEIR favourite bands had lasted andContinue reading “Book Review: Smash!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX and the ’90s Punk Explosion by Ian Winwood”

Topic: 5* Vampire Books

I love vampire books. Of all different types, whether the vampires are good or bad guys, whether the book is Horror or Paranormal Romance or some blended combination of genres. Vampires were one of my true horror loves, and something about them draws me in even now. So with that, I thought it’d be funContinue reading “Topic: 5* Vampire Books”

BBNYA Blog Tour: Octavia Bloom and the Missing Key by Estelle Grace Tudor

Publisher: InlustrisLength: 228 PagesDate Published: July 20, 2020  Amazon Canada / Amazon USA / Amazon UK Goodreads Blurb One tiny discovery can have enormous consequences… Almost 10-year-old Octavia Bloom is looking for adventure, but when it comes it’s in the shape of a tiny fairy door. Dragging her reluctant sister and cousins into the mystery,Continue reading “BBNYA Blog Tour: Octavia Bloom and the Missing Key by Estelle Grace Tudor”

That Dreaded TBR #28

Let’s see if we can get rid of more books, shall we? Most of these have been, for a while, from August 2013, which seems like an exceptionally long time ago now. That was not a good month for me, so maybe I sought comfort by scrolling through Goodreads and pretending I actually had timeContinue reading “That Dreaded TBR #28”

Book Review: Mistletoe at the Manor by Teresa F. Morgan

Publisher: Sapere BooksFormat: DigitalRelease Date: November 24th, 2021 Rating: 2/5 Stars Single mum Beth moves her ‘boutique’ business into a converted stable on the Trenouth Estate. Tristan – the owner of the estate – does nothing but make her angry whenever their paths meet. But of course, this is a Christmas festive romance, so weContinue reading “Book Review: Mistletoe at the Manor by Teresa F. Morgan”

Book Review: Christmas at Honeyford by Tanya Jean Russell

Publisher: Sapere BooksFormat: DigitalRelease Date: November 24th, 2021 Rating: 4/5 Stars This was a really adorable, cosy Christmas romance – artist and TV celebrity Sam needs to escape after a very public breakup. He heads to a small village, convinced the locals will fawn over him, and assumes that is exactly what local baker TessContinue reading “Book Review: Christmas at Honeyford by Tanya Jean Russell”

That Dreaded TBR #27

Yep, another one. 5 more books, let’s see how well I do this time at getting rid of some on my Want to Read. I don’t think I’m doing too bad at the moment – the first book for today is number 66, but with 26 lots of 5 I’ve actually gone through 130 books!Continue reading “That Dreaded TBR #27”

Topic: Top Rated Classics

‘Classics’ are a very tricky topic of conversation, partly because some people seem to feel so passionately towards them! For me, I don’t think anyone HAS to read any so-called ‘Classics’ book, and it’s worth acknowledging sometimes what we define as a ‘Classic’ is non-inclusive. Still, before I got really into reviewing, I did manageContinue reading “Topic: Top Rated Classics”

Book Review: Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault

Publisher: AutumnFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: November 26th, 2020 Rating: 3/5 Stars I was so excited for this series, especially as I’ve pretty consistently adored the Twisted Tales series of books. The Queen’s Council is a new series of Disney books, exploring what happens to the princesses we know and love when they step up into theirContinue reading “Book Review: Rebel Rose by Emma Theriault”

Topic: 5 Star Anthologies

I love anthologies. They’re a great way of exploring a particular genre and theme, as well as discovering new authors or just reading a little more from favourite authors. I’m always on the look out for some good anthologies, but today I thought I’d highlight a few of my favourites from recent years. Black RainbowContinue reading “Topic: 5 Star Anthologies”