Welcome all to this first December post!! I will be starting this month off with this lovely Christmas read I found some time ago. I guess it was the the cover that inspired me to select this one as my first post. If you enjoy Christmas stories with a bit of a twist, then this is for you!! Continue reading “Winterfrost by Michelle Houts”
Hi all, for those in the northern hemisphere, I hope you all have a safe and happy winter this December! Down here, below the roaring 40’s, in New Zealand, we will be bracing ourselves for another El Nino summer!! In other words, very hot!! Continue reading “Enjoy the holidays this December!”
Hello everyone, here is an extra little post for any historical fiction fans out there. As a tribute to the country I call home, I thought to end this month featuring some more Anzac titles. The selection of titles in this post are written by both popular Australian and New Zealand children’s authors. Continue reading “Anzac reads for history fans”
Hi everyone, welcome to the last week of October!!
If you enjoyed the last four weeks of horror, then this last one will be a bit tamer. Today you will get a selection of the many ghost stories I have read so far. The seven titles reviewed today spoke to me in one way or another. No, not through a crystal ball, from their pages!! Continue reading “Seven spooky stories to sink your teeth into!”
Hi all, this week I have a slightly different book reviewed. It’s still in line with the theme of horror but is set in Victorian times, so has a bit of an historical flavour to it. I won’t be giving much away but I think the title speaks for itself. Continue reading “The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier”
Hi there, welcome to this month of ghosts, creepy crawlies and everything horror!! This first post features an entertaining set of books by best-selling Chris Grabenstein on ghosts and ghouls! Spoiler Alert: If you are not a fan of horror, mystery and gore, best to avoid this one, as it has them all mixed in with a decent dosage of humour. Also, not for night time reading, unless it’s your thing; then by all means please read on!! Continue reading “A Haunted Mystery series by Chris Grabenstein”
So this week I felt like writing an extra post to tell you a little bit about how I got into Tween reads to begin with. It all started while I was waiting for a bus one winter evening, reading the first few chapters of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone. I had started Chapter 4 when my bus came. I decided to stop and start when I got home. I read the rest of it through the night. Fell asleep around midnight!! The book had literally grabbed me by my collar and dragged me into its depths. I was hooked. Needless to say, I devoured the whole series in due course. And the rest, well, my appetite for adventure reads had taken root and every single adventure-themed tween book that came my way made it’s journey towards this day. Harry Potter was the first of many. Discovering Rick Riordan’s series of books recently has been a blast.
Continue reading “My view on adventure reads.”