Book Review: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite Publisher: Avon Publication date: 23 July 2019 Genre: Historical romance Page count: 336 pages Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars This is a spoiler-free review.   Ah, romance. How I miss thee. I burnt out on romance years ago when I was interning at a literary … Continue reading Book Review: The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

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Weekly Wrap-Up: 12 July 2019

Happy Friday! It feels like ages since I've done a weekly wrap-up post. I've been super busy with work and with other projects like our podcast and my YouTube channel! I have, however, been reading a lot and am planning to get much more done this weekend!

Book Review: My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately and needed something totally different to help claw my way out -- enter My So-Called Bollywood Life, a debut novel I learned about at an showcase event held by the publisher earlier this year. I don’t have a huge amount of experience with Bollywood films, although I absolutely love the four or five that I have seen (and am obsessed with the soundtracks of some I haven't seen), but I was incredibly curious to pick up this because it sounded so amazing. It turns out the My So-Called Bollywood Life was exactly what I needed to rediscover the joys of reading.

Book Review: The Light Between Us by Katie Khan

I’ve been shouting at you all ever since reading and loving Katie Khan’s debut novel Hold Back the Stars last year.  In fact, it was one of my favourite books of 2017 -- I hadn't read anything else quite like it and Katie became an auto-buy author for me.  When I learned her new book was going to be about time travel and missed opportunities, I was naturally all on board. I love the way she blends science fiction and romance into an incredibly readable and accessible narrative.  

Book Review: Night of Cake and Puppets

I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone earlier this year and wasn’t really impressed by it.  I had major issues with the main character Karou going from kickass lady to puddle of tepid water as soon as the romance was introduced.  While I loved Taylor’s gorgeous writing, I really struggled with the romantic aspects of the book.  However, I absolutely loved the friendship between Karou and Zuzana.  So when I heard about Night of Cake and Puppets, a companion novella previously published in a digital format, I was intrigued.