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Emma and the Blue Genie

Author: Cornelia Funke/Translator: Oliver Latsch/Illustrator: Kerstin Meyer

One night as young Emma and her dog Tristan are walking by the ocean, they discover a shiny glass bottle. 294 more words

Book Review

Book #138 - Lord of the Flies

I had intended on posting every day in December so that I could review at least *most* of the books I read this year, but oh dear. 533 more words


Review | The Watcher In The Shadows - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Paoerback (Phoenix, 288 pages)

First published 2005; this edition published 2014

Rating on Goodreads: 3 stars

“A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created… an enigma surrounding strange lights that shine through the mists that envelop the small island on which the old lighthouse stands… a shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods… these are the elements of a mystery that bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in the Blue Bay. 163 more words


Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Search for Wondla

This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well designed book is like a piece of art. 234 more words


December 19th 2014

Today is our female human’s birthday, so I thought we would make it extra special by waking her up at 0535 to show just how much we love her.  650 more words


Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

So, it’s Christmas again, and there’s nothing quite like re-reading an old favourite to assist in re-kindling my childish delight in the holiday season. This year I decided to read my way through Arthur Ransome’s  377 more words

Book Reviews

Sally Murphy, author of Roses are Blue, answers Ten Terrifying Questions.

The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Sally Murphy

author of Roses are Blue, Pearl Versus the World and more…

Ten Terrifying Questions

1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? 1,286 more words

Author Interview