August Book Reviews

August Book Reviews

In late 2018, my to be read list was more like a ‘never-going-to-read’ library.  Jane Austen littered my windowsills, Zadie Smith lined by cupboards, Oscar Wilde sprawled over my kitchen and you do not even want to know who was hiding under my bed.  I loved nothing more than receiving novels in the post, picking [...]

New In Books #4

New In Books #4

In all honesty, I haven’t shopped books on a personal level in what feels like forever.  I massively curbed my book spending late last year and have thus spent most of 2020 attempting to wade through my ridiculous TBR pile.  While I have been picking up books for my forthcoming bookselling business, Citrus Carton (more to [...]

New Reads #3

New Reads #3

September 2018's New On The Shelf list.  Featuring a couple of offerings to quench my current Terry Pratchett obsession, the next instalments in the His Dark Materials trilogy and a classic Agatha Christie novel, where the legendary fictional detective,  Hercule Poirot. The Light Fantastic & Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett  After re-discovering my adoration for [...]

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 [...]