First Line Fridays 31/05/19

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, based around judging books by their opening lines. The steps are simple. Pick a book off the shelf and open to the first page Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the … Continue reading First Line Fridays 31/05/19

First Lines Fridays: 10/05/19

This is a weekly meme I've seen going around, most recently on Mani's Book Corner. Hosted by Wandering Words, I decided to try it out myself. The premise is to judge a book by its opening lines, rather than its cover, author or hype. And the steps are simple. Pick a book off the shelf … Continue reading First Lines Fridays: 10/05/19

Top Five Wednesday: Favourite Fictional Mothers

Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme currently hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes. If you're interested in joining in, more information and future topics are on the Goodreads Group. As this week is Mother's day in the US, the theme for this week is Favourite Fictional Mothers - and other maternal figures. This was a hard … Continue reading Top Five Wednesday: Favourite Fictional Mothers

Book Review: THE WALL OF STORMS by Ken Liu

Genre: Fantasy Age Range: Adult Star Rating: 3.5/5 stars Series: yes - book 2 of the Dandelion Dynasty *SPOILER ALERT: review contains SPOILERS for THE GRACE OF KINGS* Synopsis: Dara is united under the Emperor Ragin, once known as Kuni Garu, the bandit king. There has been peace for six years, but the Dandelion Throne … Continue reading Book Review: THE WALL OF STORMS by Ken Liu

Books I Can’t Wait For, but have to (indefinitely)

I've seen several fun memes (apparently this is the correct term, who knew?) on Wednesday that are all about to-be-released books that everyone would love to see. These are Can't Wait Wednes day (hosted by Wishful Endings) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine). Today, I thought I'd put my own spin on these. … Continue reading Books I Can’t Wait For, but have to (indefinitely)

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Standalone books that need a sequel

Currently hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl, Top Ten Tuesday does what it says on the tin. I don't actually read that many stand alones, so I didn't think I manage them all. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find I could find ten books (with a bit of cheating). The order is simply … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Standalone books that need a sequel