I HATE leaving a book unfinished. So much so, that I have spent months carrying around a book around in my bag willing myself to finish it.Continue reading “The guilt of unfinished books”
I attempted to reduce my book purchasing over the last couple of months, and actually start to read the books I’ve been buying. And I have to say, I’ve done well(ish….)Continue reading “Book Haul – April/May”
It’s International Women’s Day so I thought I’d share with you some books from my all-time favourite female authors.
With the risk of sounding like Britney Spears, oops I did it again… I did another book haul. The way I see it, why buy one book when you can buy all of them? Continue reading “Book Haul – October”
The night Cameron Post’s parents died, her first emotion was relief. Relief they would never know that hours earlier, she’d been kissing a girl.
Now living with her conservative aunt in small-town Montana, hiding her sexuality and blending in becomes second nature to Cameron until she begins an intense friendship with the beautiful Coley Taylor.
Desperate to ‘correct’ her niece, Cameron’s aunt takes drastic action.
Now Cameron must battle with the cost of being her true self – even if she’s not completely sure who that is. Continue reading “The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danforth – Review”
OH. MY. GOD!!
Friends fest 2018 was great! I was a bit worried that it would be a bit too much like last year but it wasn’t, it was great! There were new venues, sets and food stalls to keep it all fresh and exciting. Continue reading “Photoset: F.R.I.E.N.D.S Fest 2018”
After his miraculous weekend in 1986, Craig Pelling returned to a future he could never have envisaged. Even by his own hapless standards, his plans have spectacularly backfired. Everything he tried to fix his now broken and a bleak lonely existence is all Craig has to look forward to.
Does he face that future, or does he try to seek answers? Either way, an emotional rollercoaster ride beckons. Can Craig can find closure before it ends? Or does fate have a few more twists in store for him, beyond Broadhall? Continue reading “Beyond Broadhall (The ’86 Fix book 2) – Keith A Pearson – Review”
Imagine if you could travel back in time and relive one weekend as your teenage self — would you change anything?
On the way home from school in 1986, Craig Pelling decided to buy a can of Coke. He wasn’t to know a seemingly innocuous visit to the local newsagent would dramatically change the course of his life. Consequently, Craig now lives in a loveless marriage and earns a living in a dead-end job as the manager of an electrical store. He could have been so much more. He could have achieved so much more.
But fate hasn’t finished with Craig Pelling.
A school reunion proves to be the catalyst for chaos, and decades on from his visit to that newsagent, Craig’s mundane life is turned upside down as his past comes back to haunt him. As he plummets towards rock-bottom, all seems lost for Craig until he’s thrown a lifeline — the miraculous lifeline of a brief trip back in time to 1986. Will he be able to fix his life? Is it as simple as just reverting one decision he made over thirty years ago?
Craig is about to find out. Continue reading “The ’86 Fix: A 1980s Time Travel Novel – Keith A Pearson – Review”
The time has come for another book haul, it’s been a while since I’ve done this but I thought it was about time to add to my TBR (to be read) pile…
So here goes…
It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty and disease are widespread.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS – and his massive fortune – will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.
For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based on Halliday’s obsession with 80s pop culture. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions – and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.
Imagine the world at stake.
An epic struggle between good and evil.
The greatest quest in history.
The fate of humanity resting in your hands.
Are you ready?