Monthly Round-Up! April 2018

Posted May 1, 2018 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-Up! April 2018

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Currently reading: Reviews: Blog Tours: Bookish Gossip: Book vs. Film: Pastime Pleasures: Through the Letterbox: Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge.   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 801 other subscribers Email Address

Blog Tour:: Mini Review and Extract of How (Not) to Date a Prince by Zoe May

Posted April 30, 2018 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour:: Mini Review and Extract of How (Not) to Date a Prince by Zoe May

Mini Review: So I picked this up because of the cute cover and the title which is so on point at the moment. At the moment I haven’t had time to fully read this but so far its super cute and enjoyable read. I haven’t go to as far as when Sam meets Fredrik but I am looking forward to finding out. So far all I know is that Sam wants to be taken seriously as a political journalist and that she has a huge aversion to anything wedding related. So when she is assigned to report on the up coming royal wedding she know that is is not a job that she wants to do. This feels so far like a fun, tongue in cheek read, that will have you giggling throughout. This is a fun heart-warming read that I cannot wait to dive back into! If you want to know more about this book or want to have a sneak peak then take a look below to find out what it is all about. Extract: Chapter One ‘What on earth is this?’ I thrust the news agenda onto my boss’ desk. Phil reluctantly tears his gaze away from […]

Blog Tour: Mini Review & Q&A with Stephen Lloyd Jones, author of The Silenced

Posted April 20, 2018 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post, Reviews / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Mini Review  & Q&A with Stephen Lloyd Jones, author of The Silenced

Mini Review: So this is a super short review because I’m still reading The Silenced! I know its terrible and I should be more organised. But here’s what I think so far: I read Stephen first book The String Diaries  and I loved it – this author manages to mix fantasy with a fast-paced thriller. I am have only started this book but the pages are begging me to turn them and read late into the night.  Only having to go to work is stopping me. There have been a couple of moments when I have felt my heart racing and heart stopping at the same time. Some bits have been truly terrifying and made me want the light.  But here’s to five o’clock when its finally the weekend and I can crack on with fabulous book. And a full review will appear as soon as I can! Below is a little Q&A if you want to know more about the author.   Q&A:   Can you briefly tell us how you came up with the idea for The Silenced? Usually, with a book, the first scene arrives fully formed, along with a loose understanding of the ending. The writing itself becomes an […]

Blog Tour: Q&A with Judy Leigh, author of A Grand Old Time

Posted April 19, 2018 by Charlotte in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

Today, I’m super excited to welcome Judy Leigh, author of A Grand Old Time to the blog with a Q&A to celebrate the release of A Grand Old Time. You are in a bookstore and someone has picked up your book – how are you going to persuade them to buy it?    I’d say ‘It will make you smile.’ (I’d think it will probably make you laugh out loud, and maybe cry too.)   Do you have a favourite moment in the book?   When Evie gets up to sing Danny Boy In the pub with Billy the Banjo.  And the sad bit later on always makes me well up.    Did you do any research / or did anything influence you?    I research all the time. I travelled Evie’s journey to all the places she visits, talked to lots of people. I ask people to read parts of the book for feedback: I asked friends in Liverpool to read the section set there to check it was authentic to them. I use the internet all the time. Research is half the fun.   My biggest influence creating Evie as a character was my Mum. I wish she’d […]

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Posted April 18, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

I have been waiting for this book for long that it is actually ridiculous! I fell in love with Patroclus in The Song of Achilles and I have fallen in love with Circe here. If you are yet to read The Odyssey by Homer then I really recommend it. As a classics student it was one of the best books. I also do not feel that you can appreciate the story full without reading The Odyssey. In Circe there are so many parts missing, only so many tid-bits. This is truly Circe’s story and no one elses. While this inspired by The Odyssey, and while the story of Odysseus does take up the majority of the story-telling there are other myths and other stories woven into the telling. I loved how the all came together. And you get the sense of immortality of Circe and how time flows differently for the gods. I loved how Circe was used as the narrator. I feel ever story she is in she is undermined and seen only as a witch. Some one who hinders and never helps. She is looked down upon by the other gods and is mocked for her human voice. Yet she is a determined, naive and sassy […]