Night Shift Review | Books

A couple of years ago, I read Probably Nothing by Matilda Tristram – a picture book that depicted a woman’s battle with cancer.

It stayed with me because it was so different and it was such a unique way of talking about such a difficult topic.

So when Hot Key Books sent me Night Shift by Debi Gliori, I was really interested to see how the author had managed to depict depression through her illustrations.  Continue reading “Night Shift Review | Books”

Halloween Reading | Books

It’s nearly Halloween which can only mean one thing – scary book recommendations!

I love spending time with my nieces & nephews at Halloween. Dressing them up to go trick & treating is so much fun & when they’re excited, I get excited!

But Halloween can be fun for us grown-ups too & a good place to start is with books. Continue reading “Halloween Reading | Books”

Our Chemical Hearts Review | Books

I’m all about the characters in a book.

To me, they are the biggest aspect of the whole thing –  I love seeing how their minds work & what decisions they make!

When Hot Key Books sent me Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland, I was intrigued. I don’t read a lot of YA fiction & this ‘untypical’ love story got me wondering what was so different about it.

I was definitely not disappointed by this story of first love & heartbreak. Henry, the protagonist, was so well rounded & realistic that I felt I actually knew him & I became quite protective of this young, lovesick teenager too!

For me, the characters in this book were some of the strongest I have ever read.

You can watch my whole review of this bittersweet love story here:

Love,

Allie x

Summer Reading Wrap-Up | Books

Well folks, we’re into my favourite season – autumn! I love it when the weather gets that little bit colder & it’s acceptable to cwtch up with a book, an oversized jumper and a hot cup of tea.

I didn’t read as many books as I hoped to over the summer but I did read enough to warrant a wrap-up so here it is 🙂 Continue reading “Summer Reading Wrap-Up | Books”

5 Books Every Writer Should Own | Books

I have something to admit…

These past few days, I’ve been slacking. I usually wake up early every morning and write a little bit more of the novel I’ve been working on. But recently, I’ve been feeling a tad stuck.

So I’ve dug out a few books from my bookshelf to get me back in the mood and I thought I’d share them with you as they’re pretty helpful if you need some writing motivation. Continue reading “5 Books Every Writer Should Own | Books”

July Favourites! | News

August is just around the corner which means there’s only one real month of summer left!

The autumn months are definitely my favourite time of year for cwtching up & reading a book but I really love the warm summer evenings too. Everything’s just so much more easy-going in the summer, isn’t it? Continue reading “July Favourites! | News”