Added by Claire Carey on April 8, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments
A very modern version of a love story, in this day and age when more and more people are finding love on-line it is also very relevant. As a romantic myself I'm a sucker for a good love story. I found myself laughing along to the women's conversations via e-mail and thinking to myself its the sort of conversations i have on occasions.…Continue
A YA Fantasy story about a Teenage girl who finds herself in a strange land with Knights and Dragons.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect of this book especially when i saw the front cover. I did wonder what the potatoe peeler had to do with dragons and Knights. The story itself unfolds slowly with a quirky sense of humour, the mix of the olde worldie way of life and language and the modern viewpoint of the trapped girl is a good combination. I found the ending a bit flimsy though.…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on August 6, 2012 at 4:10pm — No Comments
Added by Claire Carey on July 7, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments
I have been asked by an author to guest run a guest post. The book covers a topic close to my heart so i jumped at the chance.
GUEST POST by Jackson Keene, Author of Debut YA novel NOLICHUCK
(NOTE: TJ, our young hero of NOLICHUCK, endures constant bullying at school. He even has problems with ruffians when he travels back in time to the wild frontier days. His story of…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on July 6, 2012 at 7:32am — No Comments
Synopsis: Ever since Kait Swanney could remember, the old crones of the village have been warning her to stay away from the selkies. They claim that like sirens of old, the seal men creep from the inky waters, shed their skins, and entice women to their deaths beneath the North Sea. But avoiding an encounter becomes impossible when Kait is spotted at the water’s edge, moments after the murder of a half-selkie…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on June 8, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments
This is more of a short story book and is aimed at Teens to early adult. I have to say that i enjoyed it and found that i was sorry when it ended, i was drawn in to the characters as it is written form the Vampire perspective and in a different way. These vampires are living in the human world and feed on deer blood. Yes it gives a Twighlight feeling to it, but so far it is still unique to other books of this sort i have read.
My only criticism on it would be the sexual content of the…
Added by Claire Carey on June 6, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Lady Amelia Fitzailwyn knows everything about everything... she certainly does not require Finishing School! If John and Alex had not tattled on her, she would still be home! It was fine for them to chase every skirt in the Kingdom but she has one kiss ...or two, and Uncle carts her off! Day one of her banishment, at Madame de Rigeur's Young Ladies Finishing Academie, is dismal. Her roommate…Continue
As a member of Tots100 i signed up to their book review blog. The other day i received an e-mail asking me if i would write a review of a book i loved on my other blog http://sutleress.blogspot.com and i was to recommend a friend who blogs to recomend the book.
When i read the e-mail i understood it was to be a book i loved, and i recommend any book for my friend. then i go to fill in the form, typical details needed- name address…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on April 17, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments
I was asked to review this book for another blogger and this is the link to their site and my review.
Added by Claire Carey on March 25, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Set over a woman's early life this book examine her way of dealing with an illness that can be genetic. It covers her fears, loves, daily life and future thoughts in a 1st person narrative.
I had guessed from the title that the story would have something to do with genetics in some way. What i…
Added by Claire Carey on March 19, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments
On August 15th 1939, at the brink of World War II, an English plane crashed and sunk in Danish waters. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German Corporate Lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. Here is a conceivable version of the…
Added by Claire Carey on March 17, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments
Half term and holidays always presents a challenge to parents when reading, none more so than single parents. During the day you don't get as much done of the normal housework and chores because you are spending time with the children either sorting their things out, or going out and having fun. so the evenings are spent catching up with missed chores and general running of the house. You relaxation time has been forced into a little window of maybe a bath or your favourite program or short…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on February 20, 2012 at 6:10am — No Comments
Despite saying i have far too many books piled up waiting to be read, i bought another book today.
The new Ken Follett set in early 1900's. I told myself it would be good for research! Who am i kidding, i like his books and it was on offer- another reason for getting it now.
I also bit the bullet yesterday evening and bought my long sought after book of Corsets and Crinolines by Norah Waugh. I know i said in my previous entry i couldn't afford it, but i found it on a…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on February 15, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments
Tthe Captive Queen by Alison Weir. I am half way through this novel and so far its not my favourite of hers. I shall however reserve judgement unitl i have finished and give my verdict.
Elizabeth I fortunes bastard? by Richard Rex. This book i've only just started and since its a biography of her life it may be harder going than fiction.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Ggirl Written by Herself by Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897) I have almost finished this…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on February 13, 2012 at 8:24pm — No Comments
I have just read this book on my kindle in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. Being interested and having worked with Spirits for a while now i was fascinated by the descriptions used by the author. I was gripped by the multiple story lines and felt for amost all of the characters in the book. This book had me in tears, made me angry, and happy at varyious points throughout.
It describes a lady who is lead to bid on a house and land at auction only to discovery it has spirit guests.…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on February 12, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments