After I tentatively ventured into posting about children’s books back in March they have sort of taken over my life. I’ve been working on a project for university all about children’s books so they’re kind of a hobby of mine at the moment. With that in mind I figured it was about time I took another look at what books are about to be released for kids. Just a couple of small side notes, I should point out that some of the books that appear in these new releases post have previously been published in other formats so are not completely new books also I’m thinking of featuring more ‘young adult’ reviews occasionally on here after reading Wonder just to add a little variety to my reviews and to link in with some of these posts. Continue reading
The question I’ve asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: ‘What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?’
Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy’s friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn’t true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren’t his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick’s beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed?
In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war… Continue reading
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten year old. He does ordinary things – eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary inside. But ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren’t stared at wherever they go.
Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life. Now for the first time he’s been sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them underneath it all? Continue reading
1913. On the eve of the First World War, a little girl is found abandoned after a gruelling ocean voyage from England to Australia. All she can remember of the journey is that a mysterious woman she calls the Authoress had promised to look after her. But the Authoress has vanished without a trace.
1975. Now an old lady, Nell travels to England to discover the truth about her parentage. Her quest leads her to Cornwall, and to a beautiful estate called Blackhurst Manor, which had been owned by the Mountrachet family. What has prompted Nell’s journey after all these years?
2005. On Nell’s death, her granddaughter, Cassandra, comes into a surprise inheritance. Cliff Cottage, in the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, is notorious amongst the locals for the secrets it holds – secrets about the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is at Cliff Cottage, abandoned for years, and in its forgotten garden, that Cassandra will uncover the truth about the family and why the young Nell was abandoned all those decades before. Continue reading
When Ricky Gervais’ pilot episode of Derek aired last year I didn’t watch it, it just didn’t seem like it would be my kind of programme. However I was aware of all the somewhat negative press it received regarding Gervais’ supposed mockery of disabilities. Every media outlet going voiced their opinion on the character of Derek Noakes. Examples of it’s slating include, “Early adverse reaction has described the sitcom as “mawkish and misjudged”, while the longer run is likely to revive the view that the show is an exercise in bigoted cruelty.” (The Guardian) and “Make no mistake, Derek – a series written and directed by Gervais alone – is one of the most embarrassingly inept concoctions you’re ever likely to see. I actually feel quite sorry for the befuddled auteur.” (scotsman.com) When the series started in January I watched purely because my boyfriend wanted to watch it in no way did I expect to love it as much as what I did. Continue reading
After the previous new book releases posts seem to have gone down well I though I would continue with them so I’m delving into the world of children’s books this time which is somewhat of a challenge for me but I thought I’d give it a go anyway. Been of an age where it’s been a good few years since I trawled through the kids sections of bookshops I feel a little out of touch with popular children’s authors now (and I now suddenly feel older than my 21 years!) But never the less I like a challenge now and I again so I’ve picked out a selection of books that looked like one’s that would have appealed to me when I was younger and one’s that caught my eye. I’ve tried to pick out a variety that cover different ages too. Continue reading
Following on from the last new releases post I did on food and drink book, which can be read here, I’m doing another one covering fiction books. Now obviously there is a lot to cover with fiction and this is only a very small sample of what’s coming out soon but they’re the ones that stood out to me the most and I’ve tried to pick a variety of genre’s. All the books featured will be released before the end of April. On a small sidenote some of the books featured may have already been released in hardback but I’m covering them as they are soon to be released in paperback. Continue reading