The Essential Library.


Today I recommended new teenage books to an avid reader who wrote them all down faithfully and promised to read them. I ordered books on grief for a 4 year old, I referred a couple learning Punjabi to our dual languages section and gave advice on new authors to a 70 year old man with […]

Friday’s Fave Five


Being a Librarian means that I spend an inordinate amount of time reading children’s books. This isn’t just when doing story-time or preparing for some reading lesson but whenever I get a few minutes I seem to spend them tidying and sorting out the Kids area and, inevitably, I find myself half an hour later […]

Book Review- To Best The Boys by Mary Weber


Author- Mary Weber Title- To Best the boys Publisher- Thomas Nelson. To be released on April 4th 2019 I’ll put my hand up and admit to not having read any of her other books. Apparently her Sire song series is a spectacular read but somehow it had managed to pass me by. But when I […]

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Book Review and Book lauch- Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes


Book review and Launch of Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes. Last night I was lucky enough to go to the launch of this wonderful book. I initially downloaded it as an ARC from Netgalley because of the description. Something dark and mysterious with hints of The Room was right up my alley. Halfway through reading […]

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Book Review- Are we all Lemmings and Snowflakes by Holly Bourne


Book Review. Author- Holly Bourne Title- Are we all Lemmings and Snowflakes Publisher- Usbourne   I haven’t actually read any Holly Bourne before although I always meant to. The front covers always seemed so overwhelmingly hyper-teenage with garish covers and exclamation marks that I convinced myself they would be a younger version of chick lit. […]

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Book Review- Unnatural Causes by Dr Richard Shepherd.


I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.   Book Review: Unnatural Causes by Dr Richard Shepherd. Publisher: Penguin UK   The first time I watched Agent Dana Scully slice open a cadaver I wanted to be a pathologist. I wanted to be there […]

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Book Review. Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb


Book review: Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb Book Review: Leverage in Death Author: J.D. Robb (also known as Nora Roberts.) Publisher: Piatkus Books Leverage in death by J. D. Robb   I have to admit that as soon as the latest J.D. Robb book comes out, I put all other books to one side […]

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Book Review. After the Woods by Kim Savage


Book review- After the woods by Kim Savage   I picked up this book at YALC2018 as I thought the cover looked interesting. It was one of the first YALC reads that I got around to, against, because I really liked the cover. Sadly the whole don’t judge a book by its cover applies  here. […]

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English language thoughts


I have to admit that there are times when I absolutely love the English language.   A friend of mine is learning Chinese and we were chatting about learning a new language. I learned British Sign language about 5 years ago and loved it but found thinking in a whole new way quite challenging. It isn’t simply […]

Book Review. That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger


Book Review. That’s not what happened by Kody Keplinger   I’ve read quite a few school shooting books recently. Only Child by Rhiannon Navin, This is not where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp, All the Hidden Truths by Clare Askew and Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips (although technically this last one was at a Zoo). […]

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