Category: Reading

(Not so) Irrelevant Reviews – A False Report

a false report book review

In some ways, this particular title didn’t seem appropriate for a book review. A False Report is the true story of a serial rapist, how he was brought to justice, and the victim that nobody believed. But honestly, this book needs as much publicity…

Irrelevant Reviews: The Cat Who Series

When I was growing up, I’d often spend the night at my grandmother’s house on the weekends. There were plenty of benefits to this: strawberry ice cream was served nightly at 7pm, there was a cherry tree in the back yard, the guest room…

Irrelevant Reviews – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

audrey hepburn in breakfast at tiffany's

One of the many failed reading challenges I optimistically undertook stipulated I read a book with a protagonist that shared my name. That’s when I found out there weren’t many books about people named Holly. Maybe I should write one? How frowned upon is…

Winchester Writers’ Festival

winchester writers festival

Last week I got to spend the whole day amongst my fellow creative types at Winchester’s 38th Writers’ Festival. It would have been great to spend the whole weekend there, taking full advantage, but I just had neither the bandwidth nor the finances to…

Hot Reads – The Grey Bastards

Last December, I saw the wonderful news that Orbit Books had acquired the rights to Jonathan French’s THE GREY BASTARDS after it won first place in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 2016. And now, as of yesterday, it’s finally here in the UK! Now admittedly,…

Irrelevant Reviews – Little Tales of Misogyny

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. The Hate U Give is anything but irrelevant. It’s just the first in a series of book reviews I’ve planned where the books have been out for awhile.

Irrelevant Reviews – A Higher Loyalty

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. The Hate U Give is anything but irrelevant. It’s just the first in a series of book reviews I’ve planned where the books have been out for awhile.

Irrelevant Reviews – The Hate U Give

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. The Hate U Give is anything but irrelevant. It’s just the first in a series of book reviews I’ve planned where the books have been out for awhile.

Hot Reads – Tips for Living

tips for living book review

I get a monthly email from GoodReads with a breakdown of new releases by genre. Initially, I thought this would be a good way to find new books to review before they get released. I would stay ahead of the curve, somewhat. Now I…

Hot Reads – Beneath the Sugar Sky

I first stumbled across Seanan McGuire on Tumblr (don’t ask for my username) and I always said that I’d like to get into their books. So when a newsletter hit my inbox letting me know Seanan had a release this month, I eagerly snapped…

Hot Reads – Before I Let Go

BEFORE I LET GO is the latest book from Marieke Nijkamp, author of This Is Where It Ends and Feral Youth. It’s a story about a young person named Corey going home for the funeral of her best friend. It also is my first…