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Review: Robin Hobb – Assassin’s Apprentice

I received this book as a free book from Kindle about a year ago, and it’s taken me this long to get around to reading it. I must admit that it took me a long time to warm to the… Continue Reading →

Review: C.S. Lewis – The Screwtape Letters

For the last 12 weeks, I’ve been doing the Alpha Course at Pudsey Parish Church (it finished last night – boooo!). There’s a really interesting group of people on my table, including a lovely lady called Eunice who recommended the… Continue Reading →

Review: Adrian Plass – The Growing Up Pains of Adrian Plass

For the last couple of months, Cameron and I have been going to the Alpha Course at Church. It’s been really interesting to learn more about Christianity, and it’s been made even better by having such a good group of… Continue Reading →

Prayers for Peace (and a bit of a rant)

After the horrific attacks in Paris last week, it seems like most of the world has reacted with compassion towards the victims and their families, as well as towards those involved in the emergency response to the incidents. However, some… Continue Reading →

Review: Brandon Sanderson – Steelheart

A week ago, I was stood in Waterstones torn between buying the two Stormlight Archive books, or whether to buy this. In the end, I settled on buying this and the first of the Stormlight books, mainly because the Stormlights… Continue Reading →

Alpha Course!

My church is running the Alpha Course, starting a week on Wednesday (30th September). I’ve looked into it a few times in the past, so I’m excited to finally be giving it a go! There’s already 72 people signed up… Continue Reading →

Review: Lena Dunham – Not That Kind of Girl

I came into this book with high hopes for a biography of an intriguing woman. I was given a Girls Series 1 & 2 boxset for Christmas this year and I remember quite liking it, although it occurs to me… Continue Reading →

Review: Karen Miller – The Awakened Mage

I was absolutely blown away by this book. After The Innocent Mage ended on such a massive cliffhanger, I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into this and find out what happened to Gar and Asher and everyone else. Whereas… Continue Reading →

Review: Liz Rosenberg – The Laws of Gravity

How far would you go to protect your family? And if, in the act of protecting your family, you ended up losing them anyway, would it all be worth it? That’s the dilemma Ari faces when he finds out his… Continue Reading →

Review: Karen Miller – The Innocent Mage

This was a wonderful birthday present from my friend Abi. She’s the one that got me into reading fantasy, and I don’t think she’s ever suggested a book I haven’t loved. I found that this book started off a little… Continue Reading →

Review: Gaston Leroux – Phantom of the Opera

I’ve been meaning to get round to reading this for absolutely ages, I think I downloaded it when I first got the Kindle app for my phone, but it has just never jumped to the top of the list. But… Continue Reading →

Review: Kate Maruyama – Harrowgate

I’m still undecided what my feelings are towards this book, I can’t really say I loved it, but I didn’t hate it either. I mainly listened to this book as an audio book rather than reading it, which I think… Continue Reading →

Charlie N. Holmberg – The Master Magician

When I found out this book had been released, I had to stop what I was reading and get this right away! Thank goodness for Kindle Unlimited, which meant I could read this without worrying about the state of my… Continue Reading →

Review: Andy Jones – The Two of Us

After slogging through the last book over a painful two weeks of forcing myself to pick up the book and continue, it was nice to read something so compulsive that I just couldn’t put it down. I initially dismissed the… Continue Reading →

Review: Caitlin Moran – How To Build a Girl

Lessons I’ve learned from reading this book: Always listen to your best friend when she tells you a book isn’t that good. I’d heard really good things about this book, it won reviews and people on Twitter were raving about… Continue Reading →

Review: Milly Johnson – Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe

First up, I need to say that Milly Johnson is my favourite Chick-Lit author. And I don’t mean Chick-Lit in a disparaging way as it is sometimes used, there’s nothing wrong with getting lost in a fantasy for an afternoon,… Continue Reading →

Review: Alastair Reynolds – Slow Bullets

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.  Wow, I’ve never been as impressed with a sci-fi book as I was with this one. I blasted through it in one night because I… Continue Reading →

Review: Thomas Hardy – Far From The Madding Crowd

I decided to read this book mainly because I saw that the film was starting to be advertised in the cinema and I wanted to try and read it before I saw it. The book had been on my Kindle… Continue Reading →

Review: Rachael Chadwick – 60 Postcards

This was a beautifully written book about a young woman’s struggle with the grief of losing her mother after a very short battle with cancer. The book was so well written that at times I became lost in the story and it… Continue Reading →

So welcomed!

I went to Pudsey Parish Church this morning for the first time, and never before have I felt so welcomed into Church. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never felt ‘unwelcome’, I’ve just usually been left to my own devices. But… Continue Reading →

Review: Chris Hadfield – An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

I’ve been very intrigued by this book since I first saw it in hardback on one of my many trips to Waterstones, but with my ever-growing pile of books to read, I’ve never got around to buying it. But I… Continue Reading →

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