The Universe Versus Alex Woods: Book Review

Disclaimer: If you purchase a featured book, via the image links below, I will receive a commission from Amazon at no extra cost to yourself. A story that begins at its ending, with a seventeen-year-old boy called Alex, being arrested at customs for trying to re-enter his home country with a dead man on his…

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: Book Review

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Switched: Book Review

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The List of My Desires: Book Review

Disclaimer: If you purchase the featured book, via the image link below, I will receive a commission from Amazon at no extra cost to yourself. A beautiful book designed to make me view the mass of buttons scattered all over my Sprog’s bedroom carpet, in a different, ever-so-slightly-more-positive light! Jocelyne, the main character, makes a…

Season to Taste: A Book Review

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The Age of Miracles: Book Review

A disturbing tale, which brings to my mind Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’. Birds clunk against windows in nightmarish scenarios; only, in Karen Thompson Walker’s story, the birds are dying – not multiplying! I decide it’s likely not a good idea to share my thoughts on the book with my sprog; he’s obsessed with birds, and…

The Undertaking: Book Review

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The Hidden Life of Trees: Book Review

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Look at Zoos: Book Review

Disclaimer: This post contains a link to a book available from Amazon. If you choose to purchase via the link, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to yourself. Feeling flat following the grand finale of ‘The Durrells’ TV series? Me too! And I’m especially gutted about the end of the romance between…

Hinch Yourself Happy: Book Review

Disclaimer: This post contains an Amazon affiliate link to Mrs Hinch’s book. If you choose to purchase the book, via the link, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to yourself. Just finished reading Mrs Hinch’s book of cleaning tips. Not being the tidiest of people (currently surrounded by mountains of dusty books),…