• Guest Post

    Weirdos vs Bumskulls guest post: Character Playlists by Author Natasha Desborough

    Today I have author Natasha Desborough on the blog talking about the playlists she has created for her characters, in preparation for us to read new book, and second in the Weidos series, Weirdos Vs Bumskulls! Be sure to click on the headings of each playlist to go over to Spotify and check them out for yourself!  The book itself came out on May 8th, published by Catnip Publishing, and follows on from Weirdos Vs Quimboids.  *** When I was teenager, I’d make playlists (or compilation tapes as we called them back then) for just about everything: for car journeys, getting ready to go out with friends, shopping trips, TV programmes and to…

  • Lifestyle Post

    No Books Allowed (#15)

    Welcome to No Books Allowed. This is a new monthly feature hosted by me, used to  discuss things things in life which aren’t connected to books. This post can be used to talk about days out, music, TV, video games, films etc for all those book bloggers out there who do occasionally do stuff other than read and go to book events! The feature is usually posted on the last Thursday of the month unless that coincides with a blog tour/other book event. April 2014  April has been and gone and all I can say is that I barely saw it. In between my social life, reading, work and family I honestly don’t…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Ghoulish Song – William Alexander

    “The last day of Kaile’s life did not start well.  She was up before the sun bothered to be, and fumbled a bit with her beside lantern. The flint sparked, the wick caught, and she blinked herself awake in the sudden, violent light. Then she wound up the case and watched it turn.  The lantern was a music bow, a shadow puppet show, and one of Kaile’s very favourite things. Animals marched around the bedroom walls as it turned in a slow circle. She stared at the shadows while slowly remembering what day it was.” On Inspection Day at her mother’s bakery everything had to go perfectly. So when Snotfish’s…

  • Guest Post

    Guest Post: The Writing Process by Jamie Scallion – author of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Diaries

    Today I have Jamie Scallion, musician and author of upcoming book The Rock ‘n’ Roll Diaries talking about his writing process, I love seeing into the world of authors and how often little things are different for different authors. Jamie’s process sounds great and I can totally relate to talking to yourself while writing – even if I only write non-fiction! Read on to find out more!  *** When the wonderful Raimy asked me to say a few words on my writing process I originally thought wow, will anyone be interested? It’s so boring. Then I started to think about it and I decided (rather arrogantly I suppose) that it isn’t…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Weirdos Vs Quimboids – Natasha Desbough

    ‘‘Felix Winters looks so HOT in a tuxedo,’ I whispered. His bum cheeks are like two orbs of wonder. ‘Could a boy be any more perfect?’ ‘It would take a brave girl to attempt to prise him away from Fiona’s claws,’ Petrina replied from behind me. ‘Look at her with her leg cocked up against his thigh. She’s like a dog marking its territory on a lamp post.’ ‘One day he’ll realise how shallow she really is,’ I sighed, knowing that this would never really happen. ‘Oooh look! Toby’s undoing his shirt!’ Petrina shoved me roughly out of the way so that she could get a better look at the…

  • Guest Post,  Uncategorized

    Guest Post: Top 10 songs to listen to when writing by Elizabeth LaBan

    I actually don’t listen to music while I’m writing. I know so many people do – my husband does – but I find the words of the songs distract me from the words in my head. I can write in a very noisy room, which I think comes from working in newsrooms for years, but I have a hard time writing with music playing.  The time I do listen to music, though, is when I take walks and think about my books. I try to take a walk most days – usually around Rittenhouse Square not far from where I live – and I work through plot points and character’s…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Drummer Girl – Bridget Tyler

    “Lucy Gosling had imagined a lot of different ways that her friendship with Harper McKenzie might end. One of them had involved Harper being locked up in the Tower of London for the crime of being the most heinous bitch that Britain had ever seen. Another had involved Lucy using her drumstick in a way that would have impressed a ninja. None of them had involved finding Harper’s dead body in a swimming pool in LA.” When five schoolgirls get together to start a bit at Harper McKenzie’s suggestion, they have no idea just how far they are going to make it. Tryouts for popular reality TV show Project Next…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    You Don’t Know Me – Sophia Bennett

    “It’s funny how fifteen minutes can change your life. Sometimes people ask me: would you do it again, knowing what happened? I’ve thought about it a lot and I suppose the answer is yes, despite everything. Fifteen minutes can be golden, they’re all you need to make something beautiful, or save someone from disaster.” When Sasha’s phone is stolen and a video of Sasha and her friends appears on the submissions for Killer Act, the online music competition hosted by leading social network Interface the girls are shocked and embarrassed. However it appears people like their video, their style and their voices and wow, they make it to the audition…

  • Lifestyle Post

    No Books Allowed (#4)

    Welcome to No Books Allowed. This is a new monthly feature hosted here, which is used to discuss things things in life which aren’t connected to books. This post can be used to talk about days out, music, TV, video games, films etc for all those book bloggers out there who do occasionally do stuff other than read and go to book events! April  April has been soooo busy. I had to take a week out from blogging because things got that busy. I moved house at the beginning of the month so most of the month has been filled with packing, moving and unpacking. I love my new house…

  • Lifestyle Post

    No Books Allowed (#1)

    Hello, Welcome to No Books Allowed. This is my new semi-regular feature in which I discuss things I have been doing lately which don’t involve books. I’m saying semi-regular because well, I have to do stuff other than book events and read for there to be anything in this post and well other than work I rarely do that! Hopefully this feature will run monthly and talk about music, video games and other stuff. This month I am just testing the waters and would really like your feedback, if you would rather I just stuck to books let me know, this is after all a book blog and I don’t…