You know spring is truly springing when all the kids’ publishers turn their attention to chicks and flowers! Here’s a round up of some of the springiest nature-focused books we’ve been reading lately, from board books up to treats for older readers. All of these were sent to me free of charge to review, but all opinions are my own.
Month: March 2023
Book Reviews: Three Recent Crime Classics Releases
I often find I have a little difficulty with reviewing detective stories, because if you don’t want to give too much away you can’t really talk about the plot! So what I decided to do today is round up my three most recent reads from the Crime Classics series into one post, so you can get a glimpse of each and how I felt about them. All three of these were review copies sent free of charge by British Library Publishing, and as always all opinions are my own. Obviously, content warnings for death and murder apply to them all.
Blog Tour: Woodwitch by Skye McKenna
I’m delighted to be popping back into today to kick off the blog tour for Woodwitch, the much-anticipated sequel to Hedgewitch! This wonderfully warm middle grade fantasy series has really won a place in my heart, and book two is a brilliant continuation of the adventures of Hedgely Coven!
February Reading Wrap Up and, Sorry, Yet Another Hiatus Announcement…
February’s done and dusted, and I spent most of it in a massive reading slump. There was a point two weeks ago where I’d only read three books, but I did manage to pick up a few things in the second half of the month, and I’m pretty pleased with my progress overall.
I think my brain still needs a fair bit more rest after January’s Covid, so I’m going to be putting myself back on semi-hiatus until, most likely, June. I won’t be totally absent, as I have a lot of review copies to talk about, but I won’t be holding myself to any sort of schedule, so you’ll just see a few posts pop up here and there as I get to them. I also won’t be setting myself any monthly TBR challenges in this time, because I think a good long period of mood reading is exactly what I need to get back to full power. This isn’t what I was hoping for, but I hope you’ll still stick around for the reviews I do manage to get written.
In all honesty, I’m a bit burned out on blogging. It’s a huge amount of work for very little interaction or reward, and while I love getting review copies, the pressure to review can make reading rather stressful as I have to be taking notes, rather than simply enjoying a book. I’m also putting a lot more energy into being an author, which as well as taking up its own time, makes it tricky to read books for fun without one eye on the craft as well as the story! You’ll be able to find me most active as AdieHartAuthor on Instagram, and I do hope you’ll follow me over there if you want to stay in touch while I’m taking a break here.
And now, onto February’s stats!