I don’t often read over-hyped books, just because I am scared I will get disappointed. However, I also don’t often read unknown books… which is a shame because I am missing out on some fantastic reads that way. So I figured I would highlight here a few books which have too few ratings on Goodreads…… Continue reading Underrated Books
When your boss is the Queen of England, you never know what the day will bring. For Gentleman Investigator for the Crown, Sir Maurice Newbury, it is likely to involve rooftop chases, swordfights, races through the Underground, and the most terrifying case of murders to ever plague London. When an Egyptian mummy is unveiled, a…… Continue reading Review The Osiris Ritual (Newbury and Hobbes #2) – George Mann
I saw this tag over @ what the log had to say and it looked like so much fun I kind of stole it. Please have a look at Wendy’s blog, it is amazing 🙂 1. What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree? My Christmas tree is Tiny, no one…… Continue reading All I Want For Christmas Book Tag
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. A thief, a candlemaker, an ex-mercenary, and a pig farmer walk into a trap…and what happens to them is no joke. When Riyria is hired to retrieve a jester’s treasure, Royce and Hadrian must match wits with a dwarf who proves to be anything but a fool. Difficult…… Continue reading Review The Jester and Professional Integrity (Riyria #2.5 and #2.6) – Michael J. Sullivan
One of my bookish resolutions this year was only to buy a new book after I finished five books I already owned. There were a few exceptions to this though… I was allowed to buy books by Terry Pratchett and Brandon Sanderson. I was also allowed to buy the book of the month of the…… Continue reading Book Haul!!!
I have read quite a few books this year (80 so far…), many of which containing some great quotes. So without further ado, here are some of my favourite quotes from the books I have read in the second half of this year. People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the…… Continue reading Bookish Quotes of 2016 – Part two
This new steampunk series opens in 1880, when women aren’t allowed to vote, much less dress up in a costume and fight crime. But twenty year-old socialite Sarah Stanton still dreams of becoming a hero. Her opportunity arrives in tragedy when the leader of the Society of Paragons, New York’s greatest team of gentlemen adventurers,…… Continue reading Review The Falling Machine (The Society of Steam #1) – Andrew P. Mayer