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Monthly Archives: February 2019
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón My rating: 5 of 5 stars Dark and sinister This is the macabre and sinister tale of David Martín, a journalist who turns to writing books. Initially, these are regularly churned out, trashy … Continue reading
Originally posted on But I Smile Anyway…:
Dear Diana has a monthly prompt going on, using a picture. It is a speculative fiction prompt, so we can write whatever we want, and this photo has been popping up into my…
Can you write a horror story in just two sentences? Here is my attempt. As I regained consciousness, I realised that I was naked, tied to a tree and smothered in beef gravy. The wolves that circled around me were … Continue reading
No Tomorrow by Luke Jennings My rating: 5 of 5 stars Despite having a gigantic TBR mountain, I by-passed them all and started reading No Tomorrow as soon as I had finished reading Codename Villanelle. The story continued at the … Continue reading
Best Book Blog I have just learned that I have been nominated for Best Book Blog at the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2019! Why? I had to ask myself that question. To answer myself, I had to review my blog going … Continue reading
Nominations are open until the end of March. Voting will be open for a week in mid-April. It’s a brilliant event whether you are nominated or not. Come along and meet some really interesting people. It’s a fantastic day out!
The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan My rating: 3 of 5 stars Poor Leigh is only sixteen years old when her mother commits suicide. She is overwhelmed with guilt. She can’t get over the thought that she … Continue reading
Originally posted on E. De Sousa:
It has been the long awaited sequel to Cecil the Bully and Spoilt Miranda. At last, their friends will be getting a chance to tell their own tale of meeting the infamous Ms Crow…
Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
A pencil drawing by a 16 year old Irish girl has won a National Art Competition. Shania McDonagh is tipped as a future top artist. The man she drew is…
Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings My rating: 5 of 5 stars It has been a long time since I gave any book a five star rating, but this one truly deserves it. The ending left me breathless and hungry for … Continue reading