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REVIEW: Fever by Deon Meyer

5 Stars, Adult, Dystopian

Synopsis I want to tell you about my Father’s murder. I want to tell you who killed him and why. This is the story of my life. And the story of your life and your world too, as you will see. Nico Storm and his father drive across a desolate[…]

FMM Book Club: June Book


Our book club is something new we’re trying.  Our aim is to get people reading and talking about books, and maybe even trying books outside of their comfort zone.  It’s a very informal group and there’s no obligation to take part each month but we do encourage everyone to take[…]

  1. Alyssa: I've wanted to read this but I just don't have time! I'm joining the book club and I hope to…

REVIEW: Love Like Blood by Mark Billingham

Adult, Crime, Mystery/Thriller

Synopsis A BLOODY MESSAGE As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful. A POWERFUL ALLY Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of[…]


Blog, Book Talk, Monthly Wrap up

And so another month comes to an end, where did the time go?  As of this month we’re adding a new monthly feature to the blog; A monthly wrap up post, where we’ll share our Books read and our book haul for the month. Anne’s May Book Haul It started[…]

Hope? Hope can be a powerful force.
Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.

~Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor



#TBT – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien


There are so many books to choose from for my #TBT but I’ve settled on The Lord of the Rings to be my first feature.  I could read well from an early age and at home could nearly always be found reading.  Early on at school I was seen as[…]