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Not what I expected: Waterstones Book of the Year The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

1686, Amsterdam. Nella Oortman arrives at her husband’s doorstep only to step into a bizarre household of tension and secrets. Her handsome, successful husband Johannes does not come to her at night, and his sister Marin seems determined to make her life miserable. 611 more words

Book Thoughts

BK's Bookpouch: The Day The Crayons Quit

Picturebooks really don’t get enough credit, and I think that they should be read more widely rather than be seen as just for children. So often, they can tell a story and start discussion in a way that no other format does as well. 284 more words

BK's BookPouch

I got:

Dragon Age: Last Flight

And Elantris:

As it turns out, I severely underestimated the nearby Waterstone’s just because it was nearby. Walked in and I was pretty amazed by all the shelves I looked through. 156 more words

Random Thoughts

London, I Love You

Quem anda por aqui há algum tempo sabe que Londres é a cidade onde me sinto em casa. Anos depois de lá ter vivido, é para lá que volto sempre que preciso de respirar, acalmar, baralhar e dar de novo. 609 more words

All Inspiring

Grace's Guide Book Signing

Yesterday, me and a group of my friends queued up for about 2 hours in a bookshop to meet the amazing Grace Helbig. Grace is/was doing book signing across the UK for her book Grace’s Guide. 80 more words


EVENT - Chris Nickson Book Launch

Chris Nickson is launching his latest book!

Date: 6th of February

Time: 6.30 pm

Venue: Waterstones Leeds – 0113 244 4588

There will be free wine apparently – just let Waterstones know that you are coming!!


Waterstones book of the year 2014 - a thoroughly damp squib

The miniaturist was a novel whose cover art had tantalisingly beckoned to me every time I entered a bookshop. Indeed for a while it seemed marketed everywhere from tube stations to supermarkets – the buzz was literally deafening. 583 more words