Meet the Newells, a big family of good lookers and hard grafters. From their sleepy working class backwater, the siblings break into Oxford academia, London’s high life, the glossy world of magazine publishing and the stratospheric riches of New York’s hedge funds. Then there’s Paddy, the wrong’un in their midst, who prefers life’s dark underbelly. … Continue reading Book Review: The Wrong’un by Catherine Evans
This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, and I’m finally getting around to making it official. I’ve probably unofficially been on hiatus for a few weeks now. After two and a half years of this, it feels like time for a bit of a break. Lists are always fun, so here a… Continue reading Songs Wrote My Story is Going on Hiatus!
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him,… Continue reading Audiobook Reviews: Carry On & Heartless
King Norr was not content. He longed to know the world beyond his tiny, island kingdom of Nibb. The Nibbians, however, were not a seafaring people and had no desire to travel elsewhere. Why bother, they said. What could be as perfect as Nibb? Even so, Norr watched foreign ships come and go. They approached,… Continue reading Book Review: The Gift of the Quoxxel by Richard Titus
She is one of the only animals who can chase a lion from its kill… Evie Childs hoped the all-expense-paid trip to Africa would give her a chance at adventure. Maybe it would even let her forget a past that haunts her, and find safety from a husband who abuses her. Her jaws can crush… Continue reading Book Spotlight: Predators by Michaelbrent Collings
A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect. Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and “10 percent defiant.” At the ripe age… Continue reading Audiobook Reviews: Scrappy Little Nobody & The Woman in the Window
In the mid 90s, Elizabeth Booth, a young British college student studying Arabic at Durham University, travels to Damascus to immerse herself in the Syrian language. Taken aback by the generosity and kindness of the people there, she easy slips into a life in the ancient city. She has friends, her studies, and even a… Continue reading Book Spotlight: Gazelle in the Shadows by Michelle Peach