Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

I completely, 100% picked this up because Melinda Salisbury was raving about it all over the place and I needed to understand why. I did not expect it to become one of my favourite books of all time, and yet here we are. In the last couple of months I have read it and listened... Continue Reading →


Mini Reviews: Family Curses

The theme of this edition of Mini Reviews is family curses, which feature heavily in A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison and The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison Three sisters inherit three magical objects, and a family curse. If any of the Widdershins girls leave the... Continue Reading →

The Starlight Watchmaker by Lauren James

Today I'm sharing something a little different: a mood board for The Starlight Watchmaker by Lauren James. I don't do mood boards very often, but when I do, I make them with photos I've taken myself. And, for this book, that was a challenge. The Starlight Watchmaker is a book with a BIG imagination. Alas,... Continue Reading →

Mid Year Freak Out tag

I did this tag around this time last year, and thought it would be good to do again and see how 2019's bookish life is going. I know it's technically a couple of weeks until it's officially mid-year, but better early than late, eh? I have no idea how we are in the middle of... Continue Reading →

Coffee and… Latest Book Hauls

This week, I'm sitting down with my coffee to reflect on my recent hauls. I had a great month in May, only buying myself one book all month, but that's gone a bit by the wayside this month. Join me? The Coffee: This week's coffee is a Peruvian coffee roasted by Steampunk: the La Huaca... Continue Reading →

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