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Under the Covers #7 || Dedications

Under the Covers #7 || Dedications

Under the Covers is a feature where I discuss the stories behind the books on my shelves. Why? I hear you ask. Well why not? Every book has a story, after all. You’ve probably guessed by the other posts in my Under the Covers feature that I love hearing the stories behind books. So, with … Continue reading

Review: The Shell House – Linda Newbery

Review: The Shell House – Linda Newbery

Synopsis from Goodreads. Greg’s casual interest in the history of a ruined mansion becomes more personal as he slowly discovers the tragic events that overwhelmed its last inhabitants. Set against a background of the modern day and the First World War, Greg’s contemporary beliefs become intertwined with those of Edmund, a foot soldier whose confusion … Continue reading

Review: iBoy – Kevin Brooks

Review: iBoy – Kevin Brooks

Synopsis from Goodreads. What can he do with his new powers — and what are they doing to him? Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they’re … Continue reading

Review: Skellig – David Almond.

Review: Skellig – David Almond.

Synopsis from Goodreads. Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiderwebs and dead flies? … Continue reading

On Writing: An Introduction of Sorts…

On Writing: An Introduction of Sorts…

My name is Jo and I’m a writer. Just writing that sentence is giving me the shivers. I’ve always, always been reluctant to talk about my writing. This isn’t because I don’t think it’s any good, I mean, it has it’s moments. But there’s just something about saying the words “I’m a writer” which makes … Continue reading

On the TBW pile : Halloween Edition.

On the TBW pile : Halloween Edition.

FYI: If you’re not cool enough to speak the lingo that I’ve possibly made up: TBW = to be written.  So, I have a confession to make. I’m not a fan of Halloween. I’m not sure why but, don’t worry, I’m not to witter on about how commercialised it has become. I just don’t really see … Continue reading