A Bookish August

How is it already the end of August? I know I say this every month, but really... where did August go? August has been a big month for me: both my boys having birthdays, two trips to Edinburgh, and the summer hols! I also signed up to two readathons this month: Series Crackdown and NEWTs,and... Continue Reading →

Coffee and … A Happy August

It's Wednesday. It's nearly the end of the month. It must be time for coffee and a list of happy things. Join me? The Coffee: This week, I'm drinking another Steampunk coffee. It is the Pepe Mijahuanca, a microlot from Peru with tasting notes of vanilla, lime and jasmine, and it's been helping me through... Continue Reading →

Bank Holiday Book Tag

It's Bank Holiday Monday, so what else would I be sharing but the brilliant Cora's Bank Holiday Book Tag? Thanks for the tag Cora, I loved this one. Have a lie in. Which book could you lounge in bed with all morning? I could take a morning in bed with any book to be honest,... Continue Reading →

YALC Sampler Reviews (part 2)

I started reviewing my YALC samplers earlier this week, but there were too many for one post. So here are the rest. And I promise that after this, I will stop posting about YALC. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna In the ancient West African-inspired world of Otera, a woman’s worth is tied to her... Continue Reading →

YALC Book Haul

You knew this was coming, right? I couldn't go to YALC without bringing home some new books. Join me in a coffee whilst I show off what I got at YALC 2019? The Coffee: This week, I'm drinking another Steampunk coffee: the Rwandan Buf Remera with tasting notes of wild honey, clementine and cranberry which makes... Continue Reading →

YALC Sampler Reviews (part 1)

I finally got around to reading the selection of samplers I picked up whilst I was YALC: there are some exciting books coming up in the next year. I'm going to be sharing my thoughts on them in two posts (the second coming this Friday). Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury Everyone knows what... Continue Reading →

Series Crackdown Wrap Up

One day I'll get back on track with my usual posting schedule. Today is not that day. Today I'm wrapping up my reading for the Series Crackdown Readathon hosted by the lovely @TheBookMoo. Series Crackdown is always one of my favourite readathons to join in because it's so chilled (in the past they've even let... Continue Reading →

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