Book Review: The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson #amreading #middlegradefiction

Rating: 5/5 I definitely recommend this book to all Middle Grade readers -whether you fall into the age bracket or not (like me!) – particularly those who like a little heart felt fantasy. It’s a real page turner and beautifully told. Blurb (from Good Reads): All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. … More Book Review: The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson #amreading #middlegradefiction

Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

Rating: 5/5 Blurb (from goodreads): On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. … More Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

Book Review: Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

Rating 5/5 I’m writing this having just put the book down and therefore with a swelling heart, which is often (though not always) the case in the moments after I finish a good book. Time usually makes me a little more critical, but I’ll honour this book with a review from within its beautiful presence. … More Book Review: Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge #amreading #bookbloggers #readingrecommendations

Book Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Rating: 3/5 I got really excited about In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan, when I stumbled across it on Goodreads. After deciding it was clearly a must-read YA fantasy and something I should read for research and for fun, I bought a second hand copy immediately. Sadly, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations, … More Book Review: In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

Friday Flash: Always is a Long Time

Here’s this week’s story from the MacBook. A short one written (again) for writing group and inspired by my mothering as many of my stories are! I’m liking the Friday rhythm I’m finding here, so I’ll be making this a regular slot. Friday Flash Fiction for a little alliterative satisfaction! Back next week! ________________________________________________________ Always … More Friday Flash: Always is a Long Time

Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

RATING: 5/5 Margaret Atwood can do no wrong in my eyes. Perhaps it is a mistake to be so uncritical, but to me the scale of her contribution to literature, her years of experience and her dedication to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and culturally necessary stories means I’m not going to write a bad word about … More Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood