fantasy, review

Review: The Call of the Bone Ships by RJ Barker

A delightful coincidence lead me to pick up The Bone Ships. It was the first book I received in a bespoke book subscription I purchased and the blurb on the back of the book had me interested. Cut to a few months later, and I get approved for the second book in the trilogy on Netgalley. I decided to dive into this series and read the first two books close together.

fantasy, review

Review: The Bone Ships by RJ Barker

A delightful coincidence lead me to pick up The Bone Ships. It was the first book I received in a bespoke book subscription I purchased and the blurb on the back of the book had me interested. Cut to a few months later, and I get approved for the second book in the trilogy on Netgalley. I decided to dive into this series and read the first two books close together.

readathon, tbr, tome topple

Tome Topple Round 13

I'm going to use Tome Topple to try and reinject my year with reading motivation. I seemed to take October and half of November off for a holiday from reading. I am close to reaching my goal for the year so I'm going to try and make the second half of November finish with a bang! Tome Topple is a readathon dedicated to reading long books, so anything over 500 pages counts!

anticipated releases

Anticipated Releases: Winter 2020

Pretty Broken Things by Melissa Marr contemporary, thriller Heavily-tattooed and erratic, Tess hides in plain sight, off-the-grid in New Orleans. Tess is a survivor with more secrets than even she knows. Her clearest memories are tattooed on her skin, memorials to the missing dead. No one knows who Tess is--or that she's still alive. That… Continue reading Anticipated Releases: Winter 2020

blether breakdown, fantasy, science fiction

Blether Breakdown: Hoachin’

As part of my launching my blog properly I wanted to add in more interesting or unique blog features. What better way to make things more unusual to try and loosely connect Scots words/phrases to bookish lists? Bear with me, some of these connections from the meaning of the word to the idea for the list might be a little loose.

contemporary, review

Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Sometimes I get in the mood to specifically read a hardback book. Majority of the books I own are paperbacks, and I prefer to read a paperback book, but I have collected a fair amount of hardbacks in the past few years. Usually that means these books are gifts, highly anticipated so I couldn't wait… Continue reading Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

book, fantasy, review

Review: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

In 2020 I tried Mark Lawrence's first trilogy, following a psychotic young man as he tries to reclaim his throne. Or at least that is what I think the plot was, because the book really didn't work for me. I was determined to love Red Sister, and the glowing reviews all over Goodreads indicated that I had a good chance.

book, contemporary, literary, review

Review: The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

August 2020 was not going well for me in terms of reading - I'd lost steam about 10 days into the month and never managed to make it back. For a last ditch effort to regain some enthusiasm I decided to read whatever my heart desired and abandon my tbr. I wanted something dark like… Continue reading Review: The Little Friend by Donna Tartt