Book Review

The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern

This review was written following my second time reading this book (for book group). The Night Circus is available here I finished rereading the Night Circus yesterday and I haven't woken up yet. Looking at other reviews people seem divided, and there seems to be disappointment based upon expectations raised by the blurb - so… Continue reading The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern

Collaborative Blogging

Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy by Decade

The Middle Shelf are looking to blog about the ten best sci-fi and fantasy books by decade since the 1960's. You can read their thread on their twitter page. UPDATE The list has been chosen! Discover what made it through on The Middle Shelf They requested our suggestions (five books per decade), and asked us… Continue reading Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy by Decade


Shakespeare’s The Tempest with Taking Flight Theatre Company

Last night myself, hubby and some friends attended a performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest held in the impressive venue of our Kidwelly Castle Look familiar? It's the castle used in the opening of Monty Python's Holy Grail. Yes, your mother is a hamster and your father does indeed smell of elderberries. I wasn't sure what to… Continue reading Shakespeare’s The Tempest with Taking Flight Theatre Company

Feature Cover Friday

Stormbird By Conn Iggulden

Every Friday I feature a book cover I like. To see past Feature Cover Fridays, check out my Instagram page. For this week's Feature Cover Friday, I've chosen Conn Iggulden's Stormbird. The four books in Iggulden's War of the Roses series are each a different colour, but Stormbird is particularly beautiful. I love a simplistic cover,… Continue reading Stormbird By Conn Iggulden

Book Review

Not Thomas by Sara Gethin

Warning. This book deals with very upsetting themes and contains triggers. Not Thomas is available here My husband commented, on looking at the cover, "it's one of those books. I wouldn't read it". And it does look like one of those books: biographical memoirs detailing a childhood of abuse and neglect. For several reasons, Not Thomas is… Continue reading Not Thomas by Sara Gethin

Book Review

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

This is a review I previously wrote on Goodreads. Children of Time is available here My husband always buys me a pile of books for Christmas and my birthday (which is just over two weeks after Christmas...) He always buys me a well thought out variety of books; he chooses authors I like or want… Continue reading Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky