Halloween Reads : Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books Published: Paperback Edition 30 Jun. 2020 ISBN: 1529402670 Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, those were Catalina’s sort of books. Moors and spiderwebs. Castles too, and wicked stepmothers who force princesses to eat poisoned apples, dark fairies cursing maidens and wizards who turn handsome lords into beasts. I read this earlier inContinue reading “Halloween Reads : Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.”

Cows Can’t Jump by Phillip Bowne

Synopsis | 17-year-old Billy has just left school with no A levels and he’s desperate to escape middle England. As a grave-digger, he’s working the ultimate dead-end job. Billy’s home life isn’t any better. In the evenings, he observes his dysfunctional family: his Grandad’s engaged to a woman half his age, his xenophobic Dad’s becomeContinue reading “Cows Can’t Jump by Phillip Bowne”

Gravity Well by Marc Rahe

#RandomThingsTours #GravityWell #Poetry #BlogTour My Thoughts | I haven’t read any new poetry for a long time so I jumped at the chance to read this new collection. For me, poetry is very emotional. It’s about whether a poem connects with my feelings in some way; is the poet describing something I recognise, something I’veContinue reading “Gravity Well by Marc Rahe”

The Peacock Room by Anna Sayburn-Lane.

#RandomThingsTours #BlogTour #ThePeacockRoom Literary sleuth Helen Oddfellow has started her new job as a lecturer in an English Literature department of the university and is hoping for a quiet life. What she gets is anything but. When she is asked to cover a module for Professor Petrarch Greenwood she expected the students to be aContinue reading “The Peacock Room by Anna Sayburn-Lane.”

The Accidental Medium Series by Tracey Whitwell.

#The Accidental Medium #TheGinPalace #RandomThingsTours #BlogTour Synopsis | Tanz is living in London and still grieving her friend Frank, who died in a car crash three years ago. As acting jobs dry up, she has to find a normal job to fund her cocktail habit. When she starts work in a new age shop, TanzContinue reading “The Accidental Medium Series by Tracey Whitwell.”

Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin.

#RandomThingsTours #BlogTour #UntoThisLast Publication Date: 28th August 2020 Publisher: Book Guild Publishing Ltd ISBN: 1913208826 Background and Synopsis |John Ruskin was a complicated and controversial man, mostly with regards to his relationships with young women. However, he was also a brilliant artist, important patron and critic of art and architecture. He championed the painter J.M.WContinue reading “Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin.”

The Second Marriage by Gill Paul.

#RandomThingsTours #TheSecondMarriage #BlogTour @gillpaulAUTHOR Published in UK: 24th August 2020 Publisher: Avon Books ASIN: B084WS53XZ Synopsis: From the internationally bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes a tale of love, sacrifice and betrayal, available now. Published in the US as Jackie and Maria. JACKIE | When her first marriage ends in tragedy, Jackie Kennedy fearsContinue reading “The Second Marriage by Gill Paul.”

Seven Doors by Agnes Ravatn.

#OrendaBooks. #RandomThingsTours #blogtour #SevenDoors While reading this book I had one of those odd reading experiences that only happens on Kindle or other e-reader. When I’m reading a proper physical copy of a book, I’m constantly aware of how much book is left. I’m literally holding it in my hand. I read this in oneContinue reading “Seven Doors by Agnes Ravatn.”

A Song of Isolation by Michael Malone.

#RandomThingsTours #OrendaBooks #ASongOfIsolation #blogtour I’m now at a point with Orenda books where I feel I could pick up any of their titles and be assured of a complex and intelligent read. Michael Malone is a completely new author to me, and this was controversial subject matter, but from the first few pages I feltContinue reading “A Song of Isolation by Michael Malone.”

Talland House by Maggie Humm.

#TallandHouse #RandomThingsTours In Virginia Woolf’s famous novel To The Lighthouse we visit the Ramsay family at Talland House in St Ives, Cornwall. I remember a particular dinner scene in the novel, often used as an example of how subjective the sense of self is, as we float between dinner guest’s perspectives of the dinner andContinue reading “Talland House by Maggie Humm.”