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 [...]

August Book Reviews

August Book Reviews

Just like every month this year, August was a turbulent whirlwind.  The month saw Cigarette Sounds take a short break for the first time in a long time so I could have a breather in between starting my new hospitality job in Manchester and taking over the role of Editor-in-chief for Gigslutz. Despite it being [...]

July Book Reviews

July Book Reviews

I believed July to be a serious step back in my reading when compared to May/June- but with six novels down, I do not think that was the case! This month has almost just been about the girls - with Dolly Alderton and Philippa Gregory taking centre stage, while Virginia Woolf and Kim Gordon have [...]

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 [...]