Book Review: False Colours by Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Cornerstone DigitalFormat: ebookRelease Date: February 28th, 2011 (first published 1963)Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars After two books, Heyer is now one of my favourite authors. There’s a wonderful wit to her work, and characters who are delightful and frustrating and funny. She has this way of really drawing a couple together, and planting seeds forContinue reading “Book Review: False Colours by Georgette Heyer”

Book Review: Fight Night by Miriam Toews

Publisher: Faber and FaberFormat: ebookRelease Date: March 8th, 2022Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars I haven’t read anything by Toews until Fight Night, but this book has definitely made me more interested in reading more from her. Swiv, nine-years-old and living in Toronto, is tasked by her grandmother to write to Swiv’s absent father. In Swiv’s voice,Continue reading “Book Review: Fight Night by Miriam Toews”

Book Review: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

Publisher: CorgiFormat: DigitalRelease Date: November 5th, 2012 Rating: 5/5 Stars It goes without saying that if you like Terry Pratchett, you’ve likely already read this or, at least, are considering reading it, no matter what I say. It’s definitely worth reading, but if you haven’t read Pratchett before for some reason, let me convince youContinue reading “Book Review: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett”

Book Review: The Lost Language of Crazy – Pamela L. Laskin

Publisher: Atmosphere PressFormat: MOBIRelease Date: November 2nd, 2021 Rating: 2/5 Stars Thank you to Atmosphere Press for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley. All views remain my own. I was really keen to check this book out, especially after seeing the premise. There are a lot of themes just mentioned inContinue reading “Book Review: The Lost Language of Crazy – Pamela L. Laskin”

Book Review: Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art – Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing – Bloomsbury SigmaFormat: MOBIRelease Date: 19th August, 2021Genre: Non-Fiction – Science Rating: 4/5 Stars There is a pop culture influenced view of Neanderthal’s as little more than brutish, violent cavepeople who grunted at one another while hunting for their food. But over the years, those studying our ancestors have discovered more andContinue reading “Book Review: Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art – Rebecca Wragg Sykes”

Book Review: Hidden Valley Road – Robert Kolker

Publisher: Quercus BooksFormat: MOBIRelease Date: 9th April, 2020Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: 5/5 Stars This is a difficult book to read, with a lot of truly gut wrenching and heart-breaking moments. It is not an easy read, and if you are thinking of picking it up, I would suggest checking content warnings and being aware going inContinue reading “Book Review: Hidden Valley Road – Robert Kolker”

Topic: How Not to Treat Reviewers

This is something that has been bugging me for a while, and I’m sure I’m not the only blogger out there who gets frustrated. After all, blogging/reviewing is often not very rewarding. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting to read arcs, and writing about books, but we often do this for free, usually atContinue reading “Topic: How Not to Treat Reviewers”

Book Review: The Lights of Prague – Nicole Jarvis

Publisher: Titan BooksFormat: MOBIRelease Date: May 18th, 2021 Rating: 4/5 Stars Domek Myska is a lamplighter in Prague, but his job is more than ensuring the people of Prague have light to guide their way. In a world with pijavica, vampiric creatures stalking the streets, his job is to hunt them down and kill them,Continue reading “Book Review: The Lights of Prague – Nicole Jarvis”

Snake – Eric Wright [Review]

Part of the Objects Lessons series, a collection of short books which take a look at everyday objects, encouraging the reader to see them in a new light. Snake is part textbook, part memoir, as Erica Wright details her own experiences of the fascinating animals, paired with facts about them and their links to mythologyContinue reading “Snake – Eric Wright [Review]”

Devolution – Max Brooks [Books]

Firstly, thank you to Cornerstone for providing me a copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. After Mount Rainier erupts,  the assumption is the secluded community Greenloop will, like similar places, be self-sufficient enough to survive. But when rescuers do reach it, they discover the site of a massacre, andContinue reading “Devolution – Max Brooks [Books]”