Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday – How Video Games Influenced my Reading Habits and Vice Versa

Continuing with the video game theme of this month with the launch of the PlayStation 5, I’ve been thinking a lot about how video games have actually influenced the kind of books I read, and how reading influences the types of games that I play. Whilst opinions have changed somewhat in recent years, some people… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – How Video Games Influenced my Reading Habits and Vice Versa

ARC, Book Review

There’s No Such Thing As An Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura

Firstly, huge thank you to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for providing me with an eBook and a print copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.  As soon as I saw this novel pop up on my Twitter I knew I just had to read it, whether it be an ARC or a bought… Continue reading There’s No Such Thing As An Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura

Book Review

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Like with most fantasy series, I’m a little late to the party on this one but all I can say is that I’m thrilled I’m late enough that the series is complete as after that ending… Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves!  Nevernight is the first in the Nevernight Chronicle, which follows the young… Continue reading Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Top Five Friday

Top Five Friday – Video Games for Book Lovers

As the long awaited PlayStation 5 is released this month, I thought I would combine my two biggest loves of video games and books for this month’s Top Five Friday feature! This post was inspired after reading Erin Morgenstern’s The Starless Sea and her take on the best games for book lovers. Her list is… Continue reading Top Five Friday – Video Games for Book Lovers

Book Review

The Ruby Locket by Melissa Wray

After receiving an email talking about this novel, I was really interested to start reading it as I had just finished a dystopian novel and was still on a kick so I immediately bought it! However, that excitement wasn’t entirely sustained throughout the novel.  The Ruby Locket is a dual narrative novel where, one day,… Continue reading The Ruby Locket by Melissa Wray

Blog Tour, Book Review

Blog Tour – The Fathers, The Sons and the Anxious Ghost by Jamie Adams

Welcome to my stop on The Fathers, The Sons and the Anxious Ghost blog tour! Huge thanks to Random Things Tours for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.  The Fathers, The Sons and the Anxious Ghost is a… Continue reading Blog Tour – The Fathers, The Sons and the Anxious Ghost by Jamie Adams

Book Review

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

I had seen several people talk about this book and I was very intrigued, especially after reading the description. After only a few pages it became quickly apparent that this book was going to make it onto my favourites list.  The Starless Sea is a magical tale of a mysterious labyrinthian library, hidden away. As… Continue reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday – Supporting Indie Bookshops

Now, this wasn’t originally my topic for this month’s Thoughtful Thursday feature but with the launch of UK Bookshop.org, which I am now an affiliate of, I wanted to do a small bonus post!  When Amazon first entered the bookselling scene back in 1995, when it labelled itself as ‘Earth’s Biggest Bookstore’, no one could… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – Supporting Indie Bookshops

Book Review

The Binding by Bridget Collins

As Bridget Collins' new book The Betrayals is released tomorrow, I thought that I would finally publish my review of The Binding which I wrote after reading the novel earlier in the year. The Binding was gifted to me by my parents as my mum liked the cover of the hardback edition (yes, we all… Continue reading The Binding by Bridget Collins

Book Review

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

I saw that this novel was ‘book of the month’ in October on quite a lot of bookshop websites so I knew that I couldn’t go far wrong with this pick! Especially with such an intriguing description. The novel is short and I pretty much devoured it in one sitting, I put it down once… Continue reading On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong