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Book Review: Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

Oooo a book about time travelling, tea drinking, endearingly weird historians? Sign me up! “History is just one damned thing after another.” Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary’s, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don’t do ‘time-travel’ – they ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time’. Maintaining the appearance… Continue reading Book Review: Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

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Book Review: The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die 2)

This is one of those books that I’ve had on my TBR pile for a long ass time and haven’t read. Now I have! “To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die… But… Continue reading Book Review: The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die 2)

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Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

THUG. Oi. There are no words. “Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil… Continue reading Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Book Review: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Is it weird to review something so old and classic? Northern Lights can’t be a classic because that would make me old. So I’m just going to review it as normal and move on with my life. All good? Good. “Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at… Continue reading Book Review: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

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Book Review: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

“I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.”   Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare… Continue reading Book Review: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

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Classic’s Corner: Lord of the Flies

Welcome back to Classic’s Corner, today we’re going to be talking about conch shells, beasts and non existent cannibalism. Where did this shared hallucination come from, that Lord of the Flies is about a group of kids who end up killing and eating each other? Literally everyone I’ve told I was reading Lord of the… Continue reading Classic’s Corner: Lord of the Flies

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Book Review: Journey to Dragon Island by Claire Fayers

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaas! You have no idea how excited I was about this book. I mean seriously, I got sent a proof copy at work and I scared some people with my enthusiasm. This is the level of excitement we’re talking about here. Eeeeek! And now the official release date draws near and I can finally review… Continue reading Book Review: Journey to Dragon Island by Claire Fayers