Books, five star, reviews

Rumaysa: A Fairytale

Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publishers for a free e-arc in exchange for an honest review. ★★★★★ This is a fairytale that every child needs to read. Working in a school, I do come across children's books quite regularly and my school is having a massive push at the moment to have more diverse… Continue reading Rumaysa: A Fairytale

Books, reviews

The Coffinmaker’s Garden

Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publishers for a free e-arc in exchange for an honest review. ★★★ A village on the edge…As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith’s home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland has revealed what he’s got buried in his garden: human remains.A house… Continue reading The Coffinmaker’s Garden

Books, Monthly wrap up

March Wrap Up

It has been a busy month! This term has felt like the longest term in the world. Spent the first two weeks still teaching in school. Then we were back open to all children so I was back with my 1-1 child but the actual teacher was off so I had to spend another two… Continue reading March Wrap Up

Books, Netgalley, reviews

The Weather Weaver

Thanks to NetGalley, the publishers and the author for a free e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Excuse the awful editing skills! ★★★★★ Even though this is aimed at children, I enjoyed it very much, probably because I'm used to reading children's books, working in a year 6 class myself. The characters are short… Continue reading The Weather Weaver

Books, five star, recommended

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

So this is not a review. This book made me feel far to emotional to even think about thinking critically about it. So this is just a waffle about how it made me feel and mental health in general, particularly social anxiety so feel free to just not read! ★★★★★ I haven't even run it… Continue reading Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Books, five star, recommended, reviews

The Places I’ve Cried In Public review

★★★★★ This is actually the first Holly Bourne book I’ve read. A few months ago there were a whole load of her books in the Kindle sale so I picked up a few. I’ve heard quite a lot this year about The Places I’ve Cried in Public so I decided to try this one first.  There is… Continue reading The Places I’ve Cried In Public review