Have you heard of #buyastrangerabook day? It’s an initiative being run by @BigGreenBooks on Twitter, an independent bookshop in London. Every Wednesday for the last few weeks, the owner has been running this hashtag which lets you pay for a stranger’s book, and/or receive one yourself. Last week, I bought an exciting story book for two little brothers, and the wonderful Claire Fuller was kind enough to buy me a copy of this book, which I’ve been wanting to read for ages!
Month: May 2018
Review: Daughter of the Pirate King
Ever get those days where none of the books you have on the go are grabbing you, and you feel a bit fed up of reading? Daughter of the Pirate King was the perfect book to head off the start of a reading slump – exactly what I needed!
My First Tag: Bookish Naughty or Nice
I was tagged to answer these questions by the lovely Ash of For The Love of Books – the tag was originally created by Jenn at Jenniely.com!
Review: Mun Mun
I can’t remember where I first read about Mun Mun, but when I saw it was available to request on NetGalley I grabbed it immediately, because the concept was so intriguing. In the end, this has a better concept than execution, but I think some people out there will love it.
Review: Undead Girl Gang
I read the sneak peek of Undead Girl Gang on Netgalley earlier this month, and was amazed by it, so when @Jo_Scribbles on Twitter announced that Foyles had a bunch of US releases in, I was on their website and buying this like a flash! (Yes, book ban, I know, I know…)
Review: Midnight in Austenland
Okay, because I have no self-control I picked up the sequel to Austenland in the same library trip. I mean, they were just sitting there next to each other on the shelf! How could I not?
Austenland is one of my favourite films to watch when I need a pick-me-up. It’s cute and romantic and funny and sassy – so, when I saw that it was based on a Shannon Hale novel, I had to track it down!
Review: Books 2-6 of Malory Towers
I thought it might get a tad tedious if I reviewed these all individually, so I’m going to give a quick overview of the rest of the series (my review of First Term at Malory Towers is here). The general gist, however, is that these are brilliant!
Truthwitch is a book I’ve been vaguely interested in for a long time, but just somehow never got round to reading. Partly, I think, I was never really grabbed by the US cover (not a fan of models on covers) – so when I saw this gorgeous graphic edition, I took the plunge!
Review: My Lady Jane
Lady Jane Grey, the girl who was queen for nine days before being beheaded as a traitor, doesn’t instantly strike me as the ideal subject for a teen comedy. She was sent to her death by the political machinations of the Tudor court – what’s funny about that? But I have to hand it to the Lady Janies, this alternate history manages to create a situation where the wit sparkles, the magic abounds, and the ending is much, much happier. It’s silly and fun and modern and glorious!