The Evening Chorus (spoiler free) Book Review

  “Time doesn’t really soften anything. Memories heave up, you know. Still sharp.” – Helen Humphreys, The Evening Chorus     The Evening Chorus is a beautifully written book about love, hope and the natural world set in the turbulent times of the Second World War. It focuses on four main characters: James, POW in…

The Viking Hostage Spoiler Free Review

“I was described as one female Northchild, but my name is Sigrid Thorolfsdottir. I am for sale…” Set in late 10th century France and Wales,  The Viking Hostage is a richly detailed historical fiction with great female characters: Sigrid, the pagan Norwegian sold into slavery, Aina, an heiress seeking adventure and Adalmode who pines for…

How to Find Time to Bookstagram!

Bookstagramming takes a lot of time and effort. Like a lot! Especially if you’re at the point where your account has started growing bigger than you ever thought it would. We all know it’s better to interact with followers, to post every day, sometimes more and to take the best photos we can. But, sometimes…

Summer at Mount Hope (Spoiler Free!) Book Review

Recently I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Summer at Mount Hope by Rosalie Ham from Serpent’s Tail publishing. (THANK YOU!) Having not read a historical book set in Australia before… *Thinks hard* I’m not actually sure I’ve ever read a book set in Australia before! I was intrigued to read this one,…

And I Darken Spoiler Free Book Review

  I’m giving 5/5 shiny stars to And I Darken… “No-one expects a princess to be brutal…” – And I Darken, Kiersten White. And here’s why…. And I Darken is the first book of the YA Conqueror’s Saga and a startling opening. Dark, broodingly atmospheric and delightfully original, I was addicted to this book and…

Why I’m proud of having a massively huge TBR

  I have a shamefully huge TBR stack. Let’s be honest here, it’s probably more of a mountain than a stack at this point… There must be between 50-100 books on it if we’re including books I want to reread at some point… I’ve genuinely lost count by now! And I know many bookstagrammers that…

Easy Bookstagram Props!

Hey guys! I hope you’re all having/about to have a lovely weekend so far. Today I’m going to tell you all about some of my favourite and most used props for bookstagram. Now, although I am guilty of buying lovely things *just* to use in my photos, a LOT of my props are things I…

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (spoiler free!) Review

So this was a tricky review to write! Hence me taking such a long time to get around to it… I read Harry Potter and The Cursed Child the same time I picked up my pre-ordered copy and read it in a speedy hour or so. After the initial tears and hyperventilating-I was actually holding…