A Net For Small Fishes

Thanks to NetGalley, the publishers and the author for an e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Today is the fourteenth day of November, 1615. I have known Frankie for nearly seven years. She is twenty-five years old and eight months pregnant. I am thirty-nine years old and about to die or be pardoned. ★★★… Continue reading A Net For Small Fishes


The End of Men

So I was lucky enough to receive The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird from NetGalley as an e-arc and also from Tandem Collective UK and the publishers Borough Press and Harper Collins as part of a readalong! This is her first novel and I can't wait to read more from her! ★★★★★ The world… Continue reading The End of Men

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

candles, small business highlight, unboxing

Midnight Flame Candles

Winter in Middle Earth unboxing! Yes I know it is no longer winter (although it's hailing and cold and generally miserable weather as I type this) but life has meant I've been behind with my posts! I'm just a sucker for any merch relating to Tolkien's world. I first saw The Lord of the Rings… Continue reading Midnight Flame Candles

small business highlight, unboxing

Secondhand Bookshelf

So, as this year has been fairly stressful already, I decided to treat myself to another bookish box the Secondhand Bookshelf. It was quite expensive (around £45) but Giv, who runs it, sources the products from small, ethical businesses so I feel like the price is justified! What I loved straight away was that, as… Continue reading Secondhand Bookshelf

Book Box Club, unboxing

Book Box Club February unboxing

The theme for Book Box Club's February box was Sisters of the Coven. I loved this box and it also came with two books! All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O'Donoghue - In the depths of a dusty cupboard, school-misfit Maeve discovers a deck of tarot cards and finds she has a talent for predicting… Continue reading Book Box Club February unboxing