The Year of Shadows was, I think, a near miss for Book of the Month for GMGR a few years ago. I put it on my list anyway, sure that it would be picked soon… but so far, not. I
Monstrous Devices was a net-galley book from the publisher. I got it very close to the publication date listed, although it seems to have been published earlier, maybe in different formats, or it’s been picked up by a bigger publisher.
The Lie Tree was a non-winning nomination in our Great Middle Grade Reads Book of the Month last year. I thought it sounded good so I added it to my TBR. Then I saw it in the library…. This one
The Stranger Diaries is not a Ruth Galloway novel. It’s not even a Stephens & Mephisto novel. It’s a new stand alone from Elly Griffiths, out on 1st November, and I’m very grateful to Net-galley and Quercus books for the
Castle Hangnail is the GMGR Book of the Month selection for October, Halloween month. I’m very grateful to the Amazon resellers for getting a copy to me in time. It arrived around 12, I started it at 3.30, and finished
Oy Yew is a book I got as a result of the Read 4 Review programme on Goodreads groups. Ana is a member of the Good Middle Grade Reads Group; I took up the offer of a free ebook March last
We start the new year with the first of a terrific new series – Lockwood & Co by Jonathan Stroud. This was the Great Middle Grade Reads group’s book of October, and I got it at the end of the
I got a Net-Galley copy of this to review before its publication which is this coming Thursday, July 7th. The blurb reads like it might be for older children, since the protagonists are boys in boarding school, but it’s not.
The Norfolk & Norwich Festival finished yesterday, although the Open Studios events continue until June 4th. Yet again a host of events across all artistic media were hosted, experienced, constructed, collaborated and enjoyed! I got my act together early, and
Flood and Fang was one of the first books on my to-read list. I picked it out of the books recommended for children’s authors to read when I went to a workshop before I published The Princelings of the East.