With the new owner of my copy of Phantom Thief Jeanne now happily reading and sharing the book, I have the great opportunity to now send The Boy Who Cried Wolf to a new home! Continue reading WIN! @BookItFowardUK with the Boy Who Cried Wolf
This September, a new book documenting the life of William Shakespeare as a vampire hunter is being released. Yes. William Shakespeare as a vampire hunter. What more do you need? I wonder if he has more skills that Abraham Lincoln? Continue reading You had me at Shakespeare the Vampire Hunter – preview
The Hyde Park Squirrels written by Nick Croydon and illustrated by Petra Brown is a new Children’s Book series about a couple of red squirrels and their adventures, many of which are set in familiar territory but with an adorable animal-kingdom spin. It is published by Hyde Park Editions. In a nutshell (see what I did there?) these are gorgeously decorated tales with enough substance to keep a child engaged. Continue reading The Hyde Park Squirrels – review
I saw this book online and thought it looked fabulous. The famous Aesop fable illustrated by Iranian artist Mahni Tazhibi, published by Tiny Owl publishing house. I am very fortunate that this book has been sent to me for review.
As a children’s story book, you have certain expectations, but Tazhibi’s art transcends mine. The cover is bright and inviting, and the illustration is relatable. Many children’s books are block colours, whereas Tazhibi’s has an innocent, crayon-like quality to it. Continue reading The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Mahni Tazhibi – review
Natari is not just about books and games. I am actually a fully functioning adult having to keep house and everything. But still, if you had come to me a decade ago and said to teenager Natari she would be in love with a vacuum, she would have laughed.
But here we are, aged 25 and very impressed with a vacuum (I don’t think anyone could ever really ‘love’ a vacuum). Continue reading Dyson DC41 MK2 – Review
I didn’t blog yesterday. That small fact has filled me with guilt. I convinced myself I would just double blog another time, presmably today. But here I am blogging late into night. Well, 9.15pm, but it’s after my shower and I just want to go to bed. So it is more blogging from the weight of th guilt than any real love to do so. Continue reading Freewriting vs winning
There actually exists a Pokemon game that I do not absolutely love. Continue reading A Wild Pokemon Game Appeared – Review
#BookItForwardUK: High school student Maron Kusakabe has a secret: she’s Phantom Thief Jeanne. She sneaks into private art collections to steal paintings in which demons reside. Jeanne’s task is to seal the demons before they can devour human hearts. So far she’s been able to evade the police on her midnight outings, but now another thief has come onto the scene – Phantom Sinbad – and he’s trying to take the paintings before she does! Continue reading @BookItForwardUK giveaway! Phantom Thief Jeanne
While perusing Twitter I saw a tweet stating some new book was ‘Harry Potter meets Pokemon’. Obviously I skipped straight to Amazon and clicked pre-order. To this day I haven’t actually read the blurb.
Summoner: Novice by Taran Matharu is released in the UK on May 5. To give us all eager readers a taster of the world of Hominum, where people of noble blood can capture demons to fights alongside them, Matharu has released, for free, a short 100 page origins story. Continue reading Summoner Book 0: Origins – Review
Freewriting exercise today is going to be only 10 minutes strictly. I have been suffering with a headache that desperately wants to be a migraine today, and it is exhausting me. What I need to do is get away from a screen but I will not quit either! Continue reading Freewriting vs headaches
I just ate almost an entire bag of Walkers Mixups cheese flavour. It contains doritos, french fries, wotsits and monster munch. Arguably the greatest collection of crisp ever. It is a family pack size, and I probably shouldn’t have done that but HA because I feel no regret, no shame, no guilt at all whatsoever. Well, maybe a little bit of regret because my teeth hurt a bit now, but not too much. Continue reading Freewriting vs avoidance
Today, freewriting comes from my phone. My lumia and I do not often get along, the only thing we truly agree on is that food should and will be photographed. And that’s only because the mud will stay still ling enough for the darn 1020 to stay on. But please forgive me as there will be off typos while I use a small touchscreen keypad and check everything tomorrow..
Continue reading Freewriting vs time
Today, I shall be freewriting about gardening. As I am currently having to do such a thing even though I hate it furiously. Nothing annoys me more than gardening, yet my parents own two allotments and my nan a plant nursery. Gardening is definitely not a biological thing then. If you are wondering why there has such a long break since my last freewriting, then excuses can already be found on my latest Nexplanon blog. (Fantastic stock image from Pixabay) Continue reading Freewriting vs Gardening
“I am the perfect weapon. I kill with a single touch.”
Twylla lives in a castle much like a princess, however, Twylla is no princess. Twylla is the kingdom’s executioner. But she does not kill with a weapon, she kills with a mere touch. She lives with a mad queen, a gentle king, a bored prince, and many guards who fear her, until one day when a rather handsome guard appears, he out swords all others and is put in charge of Twylla’s safety. But there is a chemistry that makes Twylla feel different, and it isn’t just the fatal poison that rushes through Twylla’s bloodstream.
This article will be quite an in-depth, and possibly graphic, account of my personal experience of having the Nexplanon contraceptive implant for the last six months. I have been suffering with quite a few of the listed ‘side effects’ but at the same time there has been external factors that can also trigger them. One thing I can promise is in this post is blood. Lots of blood. If you didn’t think periods were involved with the Nexplanon contraceptive implant, then sorry dear you are quite the idiot. If you don’t want to talk or read about period blood, menses, flow, pads, tampons and all the like, then leave now.
But can I just ask why? As there is nothing more natural. And if you happen to be a guy with or without a female partner, this post will also be important for you because the Nexplanon doesn’t just have side effects for the girl with it in her upper arm, it has dire consequences for everyone around her. Read on to find out. Continue reading Nexplanon – lets talk acne, blood and anxiety.
I have been plagued by the intrigue and temptation that is Francesca’s Haig’s Fire Sermon for weeks. When a fabulous and blazing front cover was planted repeatedly before my eyes, I began to crack.
And then you hear a summary like ‘they are born twins, but they only share their death’, how can you not want to read more? Continue reading Fire Sermon – sample review
Our quest to catch them all is no longer just a collecting adventure. Pokemon gaming comes in all shapes and sizes; we can be Pikachu and raid tombs, we can catch their portraits in art academy, we can even be rangers and just take photographs. The newest way to catch all the Pokemon is with Pokemon Shuffle, a free to download Nintendo 3DS game. Continue reading Pokemon Shuffle – review
I am typing this blog from the chair of absolute pain. No, we didn’t spend our weekend at the cinema with a certain Mr Grey followed by 50 shades of re-enactment, I infact went on a cycling date.
Now to many of you, that may sound blitheringly benign, but don’t misunderstand. Today I tackled a 28 mile round trip from Hull to Hornsea of the Trans Pennine Trail. Today, I rode a bike for 4 hours without break… having not ridden a bike in near a decade. Continue reading Freewriting vs Trans Pennine Trail
So I noticed that Yen Press (one of the all time greatest manga publishers) was releasing ‘Karneval’ this March. The cover looks adorable. Why wouldn’t you want to look further into a book that has a boy-child in ripped clothing, covered in bandages and smiling against a background of butterfly silhouettes?
To the seasoned manga reader that isn’t as weird as it sounds. Continue reading Karneval, ep01 – Review
Writers block is the most terrible thing to overcome – because it doesn’t exist. And how do fight something that doesn’t exist?
If you followed me on Twitter pre-christmas you will be hyper aware that on weekends I partake in the #amwriting hashtag to gush about the novel i am writing. It’s going to be hit I’m telling you. Continue reading Freewriting Vs Writers Block