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The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton

It was the beautiful cover and intriguing title of The Miniaturist that caught my eye in the window of Waterstones. The eager recommendation of the cashier after reading the blurb, sealed its fate that I had to read it. 1,209 more words


joanexlibris reblogged this on The Geeky Girl and commented:

A really beautiful cover!But still,don't judge a book by its cover!

The 50 Book Challenge Update | August


Book #1: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Enchanting.  Magical.  Unique.  Mysterious.  Mind-blowing.  So so so good.  Wonderful. Exhilarating. Totally captivating. 556 more words

Book Revewlets: The Neapolitan Novels

Looking for a nice beach read? A story about the lives and loves of two best friends, freckled and smartypantsed? Imaginative and precocious? Getting into scrapes? 788 more words

The Wimmins

Reviewing The Oatmeal's Running Exposition

I’m a big fan of Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) – I mean, the guy has a cartoon about the correct use of apostrophes, thank you very much! 612 more words

Getting To Know Me

Visiting Haiti through "Because We Are"

Ten-year-old orphan Libète has been hardened by the daily struggle to survive in Cité Soleil, Haiti’s most infamous slum. But when she and her best friend, Jak, discover a young mother and her baby brutally murdered in a nearby marsh, it’s unlike anything she’s encountered before. 507 more words


Book Review: The Roving Party by Rohan Wilson

“1829, Tasmania. A group of men—convicts, a farmer, two free black traders, and Black Bill, an aboriginal man brought up from childhood as a white man—are led by Jon Batman, a notorious historical figure, on a ‘roving party.’ Their purpose is massacre. 633 more words


The Fetish of Bookishness

Recently I was looking at the Twitter timeline of a local author. The tweeter described themselves as a ‘crime writer’ although I could find no evidence of either published works or, in fact, any attempt to get published. 723 more words