Bookends | 12.01.18

The Bear and the Nightingale

It’s Friday! One last push then reeelax. Don’t know about you but I’ve found this week more of a slog than last. It’s amazing how much a Christmas break can mess up my routine. Ah well, at least the books have been kind this week.

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My 2017 Favourites | Book List 1 of 2

I can’t believe it’s this time of year already! This year has flown by and looking back, it hasn’t been the greatest reading year for me. Despite discovering the beauty of audiobooks, and several new genres, not many books stand out as really brilliant. As I browsed my Goodreads Reading Challenge I made a note of the ones I loved and as luck would have it, (as what is a favourites list if it does not contain 10 items?) I ended up with 10 wonderful novels. I thought I’d be able to squeeze them into one post, but alas, as each book came up I got so excited I had to write more. If you would like to check out Book List 2 of 2, you can do here. So, in no particular order here is part one of my favourite reads of 2017… Continue reading “My 2017 Favourites | Book List 1 of 2”

Pellinor Book Tag

Today I am doing the lovely Pippa’s Pellinor Book Tag. She loves the four book fantasy series by Alison Croggon and created this tag to show her appreciation for it and encourage others to pick them up. You can find her original post here over at her blog thelittlebookowl. I really enjoyed thinking about these questions so thanks for the tag! You don’t need to have read any of the books to participate so please give it a go if you fancy it! Continue reading “Pellinor Book Tag”

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird | Conn Iggulden | a review

stormbirdRed vs White. Lancaster vs York. These words spring to mind when discussing the infamous Wars of the Roses. The name given to this turbulent period is somewhat romantic, and encourages thoughts of chivalric knights fighting for their houses, and ultimately the throne. The name however, was not used until much later, made famous by the Elizabethan playwright Shakespeare. In actuality, the battles that dominated the latter half of the Fourteenth Century were much bloodier, chaotic and family orientated than the romantic name suggests. Cousin vs cousin, uncle vs nephew, the old Plantagenet bloodlines fighting each other for the right to rule England.

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