I'm writing this post with a heavy heart. With that dull ache of sadness creeping and wrapping around my bones. With slow, deep breaths and teary eyes.
Flora Banks is unlike any character I've ever come across and that's what makes this book.
This is me, sheepishly coming back to blogging after an accidental month off.
How do you review a book a mother has wrote about her own son? How do I write about how this book made me feel? How I found it haunting, fascinating and eye-opening all at once?
When I was writing a book review recently, I realised I had separated teenage fiction from young adult fiction in my head. What's the difference? Is there one? In the terms of publishers, this debate is straightforward: there isn't a single difference. Teenage/YA fiction can be aimed from 12 to early 20s - but isn't … Continue reading #7 Book Talk: Teenage and Young Adult fiction – is there a difference?
I had never heard of Mata Hari until I read this book, but when I finished it, I felt like I had learned a hell of lot about her life.
I kept putting off writing this review and I don't know why that is.
As I'm typing this, Freddy is laying on the rug in front of me. He's fast asleep and it's just turning 6pm!
The day has finally come!
I really wanted to love this book. Trust me, I tried.