Monday, 1 June 2020

Read With Me 2020 #22

Hey guys.

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Welcome to this weeks Read With Me.

How are you all?

I've found myself in a slump with reading over the past week, not sure if that's because it was half term or whether I'm stressing about things like work but I just haven't had that same drive to read as I have in recent weeks.

Thursday, 28 May 2020

His & Hers by Alice Feeney Book Review

During these strange months it appears that a lot of people have re-discovered their love of reading (myself included).

I take great joy in reading many book reviews and even more pleasure in being able to review books personally and recommend them to all of you. 

Today I have the fun of reviewing Alice Feeney's latest novel, His & Hers.

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This is a book which reads like a puzzle, one that you can slowly piece together the more pages that you turn.

Anna Andrews finally has what she wants. Almost. She’s worked hard to become the main TV presenter of the BBC’s lunchtime news, putting work before friends, family, and her now ex-husband. So, when someone threatens to take her dream job away, she’ll do almost anything to keep it.

When asked to cover a murder in Blackdown―the sleepy countryside village where she grew up―Anna is reluctant to go. But when the victim turns out to be one of her childhood friends, she can’t leave. It soon becomes clear that Anna isn’t just covering the story, she’s at the heart of it.

DCI Jack Harper left London for a reason, but never thought he’d end up working in a place like Blackdown. When the body of a young woman is discovered, Jack decides not to tell anyone that he knew the victim, until he begins to realise he is a suspect in his own murder investigation.

There are two protagonists in this tale.

First up is Anna, a TV presenter who is working hard to solidify her role in her dream job and to become more prominent on our television screens.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow Book Review

Sometimes you find yourself judging a book by its cover, it can't be helped, it is an automatic instinct to make presumptions at times. And I'll admit that is exactly what I did when it came to Alix E. Harrow's novel The Ten Thousand Doors of January. I looked at the front cover and my first thought was, that's beautiful and my second thought was I bet that story is going to be magical.

And do you know what.... I was right.

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I'll be honest even if I had been wrong, I'd made an instant connection with the book and I was always going to give that book a go whether it was in my usual comfort zone or not.

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.

Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.

The story starts and ends with a confident and intriguing protagonist, January, a girl of colour who is growing up in a place that she knows she doesn't truly belong.

Monday, 25 May 2020

Read With Me 2020 #21

Hello everyone.

Welcome to this weeks Read With Me.

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How are we all?

The past couple of weeks I seem to have had an influx of book post. Now I'm not complaining because I do love to read (hence the linky) however I feel slightly under pressure to read them quickly.

How fast can you read a book?