Eleven books in and I still love the Ruth Galloway series as much as I did. This is a rare thing for any author who writes a series. The familiar characters are back for this novel and I have found myself falling a little more in love with them. The mixture of old fashion detective … Continue reading The Stone Circle – Elly Griffiths
I have stayed away from Tess Gerritsen books for a very good reason. I have five series I am already reading, I don’t need anymore to collect. Then along comes a stand-alone and I was sold. Dr Isles does put in a small cameo appearance, but not enough for me to worry about. The Bone … Continue reading The Bone Garden – Tess Gerritsen
What would you say if you only had 100 words a day? Would you tell your children you loved them? Would you read them a bedtime story? Would you ask them about their school day? This is the dilemma that Dr Jean McClellan faces every day. After she has reached her 100 a day limit, she is given an electric shock. Keep going above the limit and the shocks increase, until they can kill. Women in America are subjected to this treatment every day. Men are free to talk as much as they wish. Females from the age of 5 are restricted to 100 words every day.
Memoirs of a play-white is a beautifully crafted historical autobiography. Growing up in South Africa during Apartheid, Louiesa deals with her life as a 'play-white.' This amazing story details the life of Louiesa from before birth onwards. The autobiography is written in the third person. There are many times you have to remind yourself that … Continue reading Memoirs of a Play-White – Helene Louiesa Mynhardt
World Building Like Lord of the Rings Review of The Gnomes of Nome — R.K. Wheeler The Gnomes of Nome is in origins a young adult novel. However, saying the Gnomes of Nome is a YA novel is like calling Lord of the Rings a YA novel. The Gnomes of Nome can be consumed by both … Continue reading The Gnomes of Nome – R.K. Wheeler
When I started reading this The Secret History I looked at many of the reviews. Many people stated that they could not get on with the book as they didn’t like the lead characters. They couldn’t relate to any of them. I have to agree the main characters are deplorable throughout. There was not one … Continue reading The Secret History – Donna Tartt
How do you write a single sentence a reader remembers for the rest of their life? If you are like me, you see a line hi-lighted on your post and smile, someone has liked something you have written. Many who have been following me will know that I have a recent obsession with the First … Continue reading Fifteen Literary Quote That Live With You For Life