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Library Loans: November 2017

This month I've not read all that much from the library as I've been catching up with review titles but I have read a few crackers. I caught up with the Elly Griffith's Ruth Galloway series finishing up with The Chalk Pit. I won't say much about the series because if you haven't started them it won't mean anything to you. This was my favourite to date. I do love Norwich and this was set there and I loved it for that as well as seeing the character development over time. I'm dying to read the next one but think I'm going to have to wait until February for it. Audrey is over romance. Since her parents' relationship imploded her mother's been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn't mean things are easy. Because real love isn't like the movies... The greatest love sto

how to be a book blogger without breaking the bank

If you believed  everything you see instagram you might come to the conclusion that being a book blogger is an expensive hobby. It certainly can be. Those purchases of books and bookish related items can really add up. However you do not have to spend anything to be a successful book blogger. Over the course of the year I have been actively trying to save money and cutting down book and bookish expenditure has been one area I've really focused.Obviously I did this to save money but also to help me refocus my blog on what I want it to be. I want it to be about things I actually read and love and not become a soulless advertising space for books I'm not all that fussed about just because I was sent a free review copy. Don't get me wrong I love free books, of course I do, but I want this blog to reflect me not publisher release calendars. It's been really freeing as an experiment. If I receive a book for review and love it of course I'll review and promote it arou

Can't wait to read

Toil and Trouble Michael Strother at HarlequinTeen has acquired Toil & Trouble, an anthology of feminist stories of witchcraft, co-edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood and featuring contributions from Brandy Colbert, Zoraida Cordova, Andrea Cremer, Kate Hart, Emery Lord, Elizabeth May, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Karuna Riazi, Lindsay Smith, Nova Ren Suma, Robin Talley, Shveta Thakrar, Tristina Wright, and Brenna Yovanoff.  I very little about this book apart from it is witches and written by all those authors mentioned about. I want it. I want it now.  A spoonful of murder by Robin Stevens The sixth mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike. Another book I know very little about but as I've loved the previous books completely I'm confident that this is going to be excellent.  From Twinkle with love by Sandya Menon Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell

Eloise Undercover by Sarah Baker

France, 1944. 12-year-old Eloise’s father has not come home in over a week, and she is getting worried that something might be badly wrong. When the Germans occupy Eloise’s town, and the Nazi Kommandant moves into Maison de la Noyer, things start falling apart. Through a chance meeting, Eloise volunteers to join the Resistance. Suspense, secrecy and danger follow her as, inspired by her favourite detective fiction books, she tries to find her father. A hidden passage behind a tapestry, a deportation list and a race against time… Will Eloise find her father? And what other secrets will she reveal? I received this towards the end of the summer and have been meaning to get to it for ages and now I've read it I instantly regret having not got to it sooner. Eloise undercover is the perfect read for older children and younger teens with an interest in WWII history. The story focuses on the resistance movement in France and I was thoroughly gripped by Eloise's story fro