Book Review – Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom was one of my first requests on NetGalley this year and I’m thankful to both them and Penguin Random House for letting me access a review copy. I was blown away by Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing – the writing… View Post

The BFR Round Up – February 2021

February felt like groundhog day. I generally struggle to remember what I did every month, but it’s been even trickier recently because there’s been little variation in our routine. I’m not complaining though. I’ve discovered some really thought-provoking books and… View Post

Audiobook Review – Chatter by Ethan Kross

Chatter by Ethan Kross is, as the cover description says, about the voice in our head and how to harness it – an offer which I had to test out. Although I’ve tamed my internal monologue to a certain extent… View Post

The Best Online Book Festivals in 2021

One of the highlights of 2020 was that it was possible to attend amazing virtual literary events from anywhere in the world and this is going to continue with a whole range of online book festivals in 2021. There may… View Post

Book Box Review: Tales by Mail

When Tales by Mail offered us a book box full of goodies for 8-12 year olds in return for an honest review, we leapt at the chance! Little M has just turned 8 and is always on the lookout for… View Post