Anna Friend author interview

Anna Friend author interview

Author interviews, Features
A few weeks ago I posted a tweet asking whether any indie book authors would be interested in taking part in an interview on my blog. I received a fair few responses and so have decided to turn this into a series. I've sent the same questions to all of the authors and it's been fascinating to see how their answers differ. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase anything via the links below, I'll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you which will go towards supporting the blog. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. This week we have Anna Friend, the author of the Big Little Heart series. I won't go too…
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen book review

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen book review

Book reviews, Classics
If you're a human being who has ever had a conversation with another human being, you'll likely have heard of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Even if you've never had a conversation with another human being, you'll likely have heard of the title of the book at least. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any products via the links provided, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you that goes towards supporting the blog. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is one of the most celebrated novels of all time - not only due to its incredible look into the gentry lives of people…
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Steven Kedie Author Interview

Steven Kedie Author Interview

Author interviews
A couple of weeks ago I put out a call on social media for Indie authors to contact me if they wanted to be part of an interview series I was doing and got way more responses than I ever thought I would. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase a product via one of the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you which goes towards the running of the blog. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. After a little deliberation, I decided to respond to a few of the first to respond and then apologise to those others stating I had received far too many to ever get…
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling book review

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling book review

Book reviews
Harry Potter is one of, if not the, most successful book series that's ever existed. Commercially it is one of the biggest IPs (independent properties) on the planet. But of all of the seven books, there has to be one that many consider the best in the series right? Well, The Goblet of Fire is considered by many to be their favourite at least, if not the best. Here are my thoughts... Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase anything via the links provided below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product below. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book in…
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The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell book review

The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
The Family Upstairs was a massive hit for Lisa Jewell, rocketing her firmly into one of the most popular British thriller authors writing today. An author who rarely does sequels, the outcry for Jewell to write a follow up to The Family Upstairs was so loud that she's written one. It states at the end of the book that she was reluctant to write a sequel until one day she realised who she wanted to write the book from the viewpoint of and everything else clicked into place. Introducing The Family Remains. Please note that an ARC (advanced reader copy) of The Family Remains was kindly sent to me by the publisher in return for an honest review. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you…
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My May 2022 Reading Round-up – The 7 Books I Read This Month

My May 2022 Reading Round-up – The 7 Books I Read This Month

Features, Monthly Round Ups
Every month I do a round-up of the books that I've read over the past four weeks and this month I've decided to add their rating out of five that I gave them to make it easier for you to decide which book review you want to read. This month I read quite a fair few thrillers. I read four thrillers including one that's not even out for another couple of months. I'm currently away on holiday but felt it necessary to write up a summary of the seven books that I read this month. Whilst you're reading through the list, let me know if you've read any of the books or whether any of these books may be ones that you decide to pick up. The Couple at No.…
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck book review

East of Eden by John Steinbeck book review

Book reviews, Classics
John Steinbeck is a household name. He's an author who is known for writing some of the greatest literature of the 20th century. Many of us Brits have studied Of Mice and Men in our English classes and The Grapes of Wrath is considered one of the greatest novels he's written. East of Eden is considered the other one. East of Eden is the book that Steinbeck himself considers his magnum opus, so it must be good! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links provided below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you which goes towards supporting the blog. These affiliate links do not my final opinion of any of the…
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I Read Goodreads’ list of 42 Exciting New Fantasy and Sci-Fi Reads for Summer – These are the 8 I’m Most Looking Forward To

I Read Goodreads’ list of 42 Exciting New Fantasy and Sci-Fi Reads for Summer – These are the 8 I’m Most Looking Forward To

Features
At the start of the month, Goodreads posted a humongous list of some of the most exciting fantasy and science fiction books coming out over the upcoming summer months. It's a list compiled of over 42 books, which personally I think is a little too long to decide which to buy. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any of the books below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you which goes towards supporting the blog. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Therefore, I thought I'd go through the entire list and, based on a number of different factors, weedle it down to just ten books you should definitely keep your…
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A Change of Seasons by Khurram Elahi book review

A Change of Seasons by Khurram Elahi book review

Contemporary Fiction
A Change of Seasons left me thoroughly confused about whether I loved it or found it incredibly dull. At points, I connected with it and it flowed incredibly well and then at others, I found myself wondering what on earth was happening. Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you choose to purchase any products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of the product. Please note that this article was sent to me by the author, free of charge in return for an honest review. A Change of Seasons follows John Winters as he goes through and then recovers from a heart operation. It touches on…
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The Catch by T.M. Logan book review

The Catch by T.M. Logan book review

Book reviews, Mystery, Thriller
I picked up The Catch because my parents asked if I'd drive them down to Southampton for a cruise they were going on and I knew I'd need an audiobook to listen to on the way back. The day before I saw The Catch was in my audible library and on my physical bookshelf, PLUS I'd heard some excellent things about T.M. Logan, so I thought this would be a perfect long journey companion - and it very much was! Please note that this article contains affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase any of the products via the links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. These affiliate links do not affect my final opinion of these products. The Catch is…
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