Friday, 23 June 2017

Last Seen by Lucy Clarke June Book of The Month

Every so often I find a book that manages to really capture my full attention, you know the ones, the novels where you really have to concentrate to try and work out just who's done what and not only who but why and that is exactly what Lucy Clarke has managed to do with her latest story, Last Seen. And thanks to Netgalley and HarperCollins for sending me this book I can give a massive 5 star rating to it....


Seven years ago, two boys went missing at sea – and only one was brought to shore. The Sandbank, a remote stretch of coast dotted with beach huts, was scarred forever.

Sarah’s son survived, but on the anniversary of the accident, he disappears without trace. As new secrets begin to surface, The Sandbank hums with tension and unanswered questions. Sarah’s search grows more desperate and she starts to mistrust everyone she knows – and she’s right to.

Someone saw everything on that fateful day seven years ago. And they’ll do anything to keep the truth buried.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Beta Mum - Adventures in Alpha-Land Book Review

We all know I'm a sucker for a good book and even better when it is written by a fellow blogger so when I was approached by Isabella from Notting Hill Yummy Mummy to have a read of her debut novel The Beta Mum - Adventures in Alpha-Land, I couldn't resist.


When 33-year-old Sophie Bennett moves from a sleepy suburb of Toronto to glitzy West London, she doesn't know where she has landed, Venus or Mars. By a stroke of good luck, her three-year-old daughter Kaya attends Cherry Blossoms Nursery, the most exclusive nursery in London - hence the world - where she meets a sea of Alpha mums: Super Successful, Super Skinny and Super Rich. There, not is all as it seems, and she has to fight against the lure of a cult, a two headed dragon and Mumsolini's dictatorship. 

Scholastic's Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2017

Scholastic’s Laugh out Loud Book Awards 2017 are back for the second year running, celebrating the best funny books in children’s literature. This year's shortlist for the awards was announced on the 5th June 2017 with the books falling into three categories :

·        Best Laugh Out Loud Picture Book
·        Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 6-8s
·        Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13s

There were 4 books chosen for each category, these were selected by judges Michael Rosen, Katie Thistleton and Nicolette Jones. You can see below just which books were chosen:

Monday, 19 June 2017

Read With Me #25 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. I hope you're all well and have some lovely book posts ready for me to read.


I've spent my past week making my way through Neil Gaiman's American Gods, if you've not read any of his books before I highly recommend you do although with this one being over 600 pages long I suggest maybe starting with Neverwhere.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

My Sunday Photo 2017 #25

This is another photograph which I took from our trip over to Ramsgate a couple of weeks ago, it's amazing what a lick of paint and a good imagination can do to brighten up an area!