Posted in February 2015

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Pointe by Brandy Colbert Theo is better now. She’s eating again, dating guys who are almost appropriate, and well on her way to becoming an elite ballet dancer. But when her oldest friend, Donovan, returns home after spending four long years with his kidnapper, Theo starts reliving memories about his abduction—and his abductor. Donovan isn’t … Continue reading

The Dreamsnatcher Blog Tour

Herbal Cures and Charms From Mooshie & Cinderella Bull Moll is hopelessly headstrong and reckless but she has a few people back in Oak’s camp looking out for her – which is probably just as well… Because if Mooshie wasn’t on hand to brew herbal cures for her scrapes and bruises and Cinderella Bull wasn’t … Continue reading

Campari for Breakfast by Sara Crowe

How did I get the book? StorytellersInc Book Club Genre: Contemporary / Historical Fiction Synopsis: In 1987, Sue Bowl’s world changes for ever. Her mother dies, leaving her feeling like she’s lost a vital part of herself. And then her father shacks up with an awful man-eater called Ivana. But Sue’s mother always told her … Continue reading

Musical Review: Top Hat

Details Saw it: 21 February 2015 Where: Opera House, Manchester Cast: 5 stars Show: 5 stars Overall: 5 stars Background Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time. Packed full … Continue reading

The Bookshelf (January & February 2015)

Books reviewed in February: Pointe by Brandy Colbert Campari for Breakfast by Sara Crowe Dorje’s Stripes by Anshumani Ruddra My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga Fairy Tale Reform School: Flunked by Jen Calonita The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell (Illustrator) The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson Seven Days by Eve Ainsworth … Continue reading

My Heart and Other Black Holes Blog Tour

Aysel and Roman are practically strangers, but they’ve been drawn into an unthinkable partnership. In a month’s time, they plan to commit suicide – together. Aysel knows why she wants to die: being the daughter of a murderer doesn’t equal normal, well-adjusted teenager. But she can’t figure out why handsome, popular Roman wants to end … Continue reading

Dorje’s Stripes by Anshumani Ruddra

How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review Genre: Picture Book Synopsis: Dorje is a beautiful Royal Bengal Tiger — but he has no stripes on his body. In a small Buddhist monastery in Tibet, Master Wu, a good-hearted monk, tries to understand the secret of Dorje’s missing … Continue reading

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

How did I get the book? via bookbridgr, thank you Hodder Genre: Contemporary Synopsis: Aysel and Roman are practically strangers, but they’ve been drawn into an unthinkable partnership. In a month’s time, they plan to commit suicide – together. Aysel knows why she wants to die: being the daughter of a murderer doesn’t equal normal, … Continue reading

Ten Book Related Problems I Have

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I’m pretty sure that quite a few of these will be repeated over and over on many lists. 😉 Question is: does anyone have any solutions? Space – the final frontier Hopefully I will be getting new bookcases soon but they … Continue reading