Mini Review – Caraval- Stephanie Garber

Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems . . .

Page Count 416/ POV First person

Publication date Jan 18/ Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Price £4.99/ Purchased From: Amazon Kindle (10/08/18)


Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems . . .
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Mini Review: The Hollow Tree- James Brogden

“WHO DANCED WITH MARY BEFORE SHE DIED?

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Page Count 400/ POV Multiple 3rd

Publication date March 2018/ Publisher Titan Books

Price £3.79 Purchased From: Amazon Kindle (23/03/18)

“WHO DANCED WITH MARY BEFORE SHE DIED?
After her hand is amputated following a tragic accident, Rachel Cooper suffers vivid nightmares of a woman imprisoned in the trunk of a hollow tree, screaming for help. When she begins to experience phantom sensations of leaves and earth with her lost hand, Rachel is terrified she is going mad… but then another hand takes hers, and the trapped woman is pulled into our world. She has no idea who she is, but Rachel can’t help but think of the mystery of Oak Mary, a female corpse found in a hollow tree, and who was never identified. Three urban legends have grown up around the case; was Mary a Nazi spy, a prostitute or a gypsy witch? Rachel is desperate to learn the truth, but darker forces are at work. For a rule has been broken, and Mary is in a world where she doesn’t belong…”
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The Page of Shame

Life is too short to spend reading bad books.
Find out which titles didn’t make the cut…

Life is too short to spend reading bad books.
It took me quite some time to accept IT IS OKAY not to finish a book, though still I forge on with almost everything I pick up.
I can abide poor grammar and incorrect punctuation, I’ll admit my own is nowhere near perfect. I shrug off overused phrases and vocabulary, including my most despised word ‘proverbial’ which I tend to think is used unnecessarily. Common tropes and predictability can be forgiven. Inconsistent pace, confusing timelines and irrelevant content are all acceptable to me as long as I ENJOY THE STORY, or at least some of it.
I don’t have a target number of pages or percentage of content to read before deciding a DNF, but I do have guidelines. Continue reading “The Page of Shame”

A life with Roald Dahl

Childhood memories, Top picks and what I’m reading to celebrate Roald Dahl Day.

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I’ve never met any one who hasn’t been introduced to Roald Dahl. For most, if not all of us here in Britain we were taught about his work during our school education. To celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2018 I’ve put together just a little of my own experiences with his writing throughout my life.

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