Review: Boneland, by Alan Garner

Boneland by Alan Garner (Fourth Estate) This is a mindblowing peice of writing. Boneland (in case you don't know) completes the trilogy set on Alderley Edge which began with 'The Wierdstone of Brisingamen' and continued with 'The Moon of Gomrath'. I reread both of these recently and each is quite as different from the other… Continue reading Review: Boneland, by Alan Garner

Review: Hidden Nature, by Alys Fowler

Hidden Nature : A Voyage of Discovery by Alys Fowler (Hodder & Stoughton) Over the past few years I've become addicted to nature memoirs - I have Amy Liptrott to thanks for this, with her amazing 2016 book 'The Outrun', which led me to reading the entire Wainwright Prize shortlist, and  ultimately into a very… Continue reading Review: Hidden Nature, by Alys Fowler

Ninja Book Box Un Boxed – Conspiracy By Candlelight

This is my second Ninja Book Box and I am new to the world of "un-boxing", but it sounds much better than boxing so here we go. First of all I only noticed when Bex (Ninja Bookbox Chief Ninja - that's how I think of her anyway!) mentioned it on Twitter,  that the boxes are… Continue reading Ninja Book Box Un Boxed – Conspiracy By Candlelight

Another Bookworm Writes…

When I was ten I walked into a lamp-post. You might imagine I'd see a lamp-post looming up before me, they don't move around much after all, I should have known it was there.  The thing is, I wasn’t looking at the lamp-post, I was looking at the page. I was so desperate to know… Continue reading Another Bookworm Writes…

2018 In Books : February

Spooks and cephalopods.

2018 In Books : January

Magic, memoirs and hauntings

“Tsundoku” (or the soul reaching towards infinity…?)

There are piles of books around our house, all the shelves are full. My husband built a new shelf six months ago and it was full within a week. Partly because I won a whole box of books from Bookshambles; which is about as far ranging a 'book discussion' podcast you could wish for and which has… Continue reading “Tsundoku” (or the soul reaching towards infinity…?)