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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

~ Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Douglas Adams


REVIEW: The Forever House by Veronica Henry

Adult, General, Review, Romance

Synopsis Would you know your forever house if you found it? Hunter’s Moon is the ultimate ‘forever’ house. Nestled by a river in the Peasebrook valley, it has been the Willoughbys’ home for over fifty years, and now estate agent Belinda Baxter is determined to find the perfect family to[…]

#TBT – Secret Vampire: Book 1 (Night World) by L J Smith

#TBT, Review

To keep things interesting each week we are going to share a book from our past… It could be a book that we remember fondly,  a book we can’t help but read again and again, a book from a particular time, or even just a book that helped someone during[…]

  1. Pixie: Loved this review! I read these books myself,I loved the books. I was always in my school library reading anything…

REVIEW: A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

5 Stars, Fantasy, Review, Teen/YA

Buying this series was one of the best decisions I made and was an amazing choice for my return to literary adventure.  I was starved and half crazy with book hunger needing to get my teeth into something good, and my goodness this certainly didn’t disappoint. From the first page[…]

  1. Pixie: This has been one of my stand out series, I recommend it to everyone I can. I will literally read…

    • tizgoodtoread: Thank you so much for your comment I would certainly be interested to read more from this author its on…

You could rattle the stars.
You could do anything if you only dared.
And deep down, you know it too.
That's what scares you most.

~ Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas



BOOK TALK: Journey back to Books

Blog, Book Talk

That first blog post… Always the hardest. It has been a long while since I have engaged my brain to write.  Too long.  In fact, I can feel the creaking and groaning as the cobwebs slowly drop away, and sadly it has also been a very long while since I[…]

  1. Themaybegirl: Yay, first post done, that's the hard part out of the way. I can't wait for the first box to…

    • tizgoodtoread: You know you have a slight issue when you start stalking the postman

REVIEW: The Broken Bridge by Philip Pullman

Childrens, Review, Teen/YA

Synopsis Ginny is a sixteen-year-old half-Haitian girl living with her father in a small seaside village in Wales. She’s becoming a brilliant artist, just like her mother, who died when Ginny was a baby. Despite the isolation she sometimes feels, her life is turning out OK. Then her social worker cracks[…]

REVIEW: Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer

Humour, Review, Teen/YA

  Mara’s senior year is proving to be a lot less exciting than she’d hoped, until the day – KABAM! – Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period. Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last senior to explode without warning or explanation. The body count grows and the[…]

REVIEW: Magick & Mayhem by Sharon Pape

Adult, Crime, Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal, Review

Synopsis What’s in a murderer’s bag of tricks? Twenty-something Kailyn Wilde has learned to embrace her unpredictable life as a descendant of small-town New Camel’s most magickal family. She just didn’t expect to inherit her mother and grandmother’s centuries-old shop, Abracadabra, so suddenly. The surprises keep coming when Kailyn goes[…]