My Current To Be Read Shelf

My Current To Be Read Shelf

It has been a long time coming, but I am officially on a book buying ban for the foreseeable future.  My bank balance, my ever-collapsing bookshelf and my concierge who gladly accepts all of my Amazon orders ever-other day shall probably rejoice at the fact book buying is off the cards for a bit. Instead of loading [...]

Review: The Book Of Dust Volume I: La Belle Sauvage By Philip Pullman

Review: The Book Of Dust Volume I: La Belle Sauvage By Philip Pullman

At the beginning of July 2018, my book count sits at a lovely little 33, with 34 coming along nicely too.  This year, I have challenged myself to read 60 books, document my findings (hence the birth of #cigsoundsbookclub) and fall in love with reading again. So far, 2018 has seen some stunning reads, including [...]

New Reads #2

New Reads #2

Cannot stop and will not stop spending my student loan on books.  Since I gave up getting drunk I seemingly have a lot more spare cash.  Who knew that instead of a craft beer I could buy a new book?  Shocking. Here is what I have updated my library within July.  In the pile, I [...]

Book Reviews: June

Book Reviews: June

June has been an absolute whirlwind, to say the least! What with a poolside holiday, a festival, a wedding, an extended trip home, working and writing, I'm not sure how I have managed to keep my head above water.  As well as all this, I have managed to tear my way through six novels.  Well-bloody-done [...]

Spring Book Reviews

Spring Book Reviews

“Does Ella ever stop talking about books?” The answer is a resounding NO.  Ask my poor boyfriend, who has to battle and contend for my affections and attention on the constant.  Ask my mom, who gets a constant stream of texts about Greek mythology and the stories that are inspiring me this week.  And, ask [...]