2017, Baileys Prize, Bookish, Books, Reading, Reviews

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien #bookreview #BaileysPrize

I did not expect to adore this book as much as I do. When reading the blurb it sounded interesting and I thought it would be a good read, if not slightly too political for me, but oh! How wrong I was! This is a lyrical and fairy-tale like novel that mixes fact and fable… Continue reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Blog, Bookish, Books, Libraries, Reading, Uncategorized

What Reading is to Me #bookish #reader

"I don't know how people find the time to read" "Books...I don't really read" "Do libraries still exist?" These are all statements that make me shudder and shake my head in disbelief. I honestly cannot believe what people are missing by not reading. How they could have missed out on the innermost thoughts of Anne… Continue reading What Reading is to Me #bookish #reader

2017, Baileys Prize, Books, Reading, Reviews

The Power by Naomi Alderman #bookreview #BaileysPrize

The Power! What a book. I'd been told by countless people that this was one to look out for and was not surprised that it made the Baileys shortlist.  Dealing with themes such as gender, sexism, oppression, equality and religion it really does make a fascinating read. What makes it event more interesting is the frame… Continue reading The Power by Naomi Alderman #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Baileys Prize, Bookish, Books, Libraries, Reading, Reviews

The Sport of Kings by C.E Morgan #bookreview #BaileysPrize

  Of all the books on the #BaileysPrize shortlist this year, this one lends itself to be described most suitably as an "epic". A family saga that follows the Forges through three generations. Linked into the main character of Henry Forge are horses and not just any horses, thoroughbred horses, racing horses. Henry becomes obsessed… Continue reading The Sport of Kings by C.E Morgan #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Books, Reviews

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins #Bookreview

Paula Hawkins much anticipated second novel after The Girl on the Train. I've been so excited about reading this after the huge popularity of Hawkins first book and I was not disappointed. A complex and dark narrative involving a drowning pool, hidden tragedies, abuse of power, a village with secrets and most importantly sisters (sisters are… Continue reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins #Bookreview

2017, Baileys Prize, Books, Reading

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

I love everything about the Bailey's Prize. I love that fact that it celebrates women. I love the fact that is celebrates contemporary fiction. I love the fact the Kate Mosse is so involved and is so lovely. I love the great judging panels that are organised every year. But, above all I love the… Continue reading The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

2017, Baileys Prize, Books, Reading

The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

I love everything about the Bailey's Prize. I love that fact that it celebrates women. I love the fact that is celebrates contemporary fiction. I love the fact the Kate Mosse is so involved and is so lovely. I love the great judging panels that are organised every year. But, above all I love the… Continue reading The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

2017, Poetry, Reviews

Box Rooms by Laurie Bolger #bookreview

About  Box Rooms is fantastic debut collection from poet and professional compere Laurie Bolger. The collection displays extraordinary warmth and realism in it's down to earth manner and at times feels like your conversing with a friend. With poems about booze, carrot mash and wheelie bins all set within good ol' London town, this will… Continue reading Box Rooms by Laurie Bolger #bookreview

2017, Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris #bookreview

About Bestselling author B A Paris is back with a brand new psychological thriller for 2017. Cass Anderson didn’t stop, that night, to help the woman in the car down that dark country lane, and now she’s dead. Ever since, silent calls have been plaguing Cass and she’s sure someone is watching her. Consumed by… Continue reading The Breakdown by B.A. Paris #bookreview