Off to the Netherlands!

Off to the Netherlands!

Posted 5 February, 2017 by Rinn in Blog Admin / 8 Comments

Yep that’s right, today I am heading back to my favourite country for a holiday! As many of you know, I did my Master’s degree in the Netherlands from 2014 – 2015, and blogged about the experience. I loved it there so much, and would have happily stayed if I could. Unfortunately I’ve been unable […]

Review: The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1)

Review: The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1)

Posted 4 February, 2017 by Rinn in Review / 4 Comments

The Dark Days Club combines two things I love to read about: a fantastical spin on a real historical period real historical figures as minor characters And it did it wonderfully! I absolutely loved the idea that behind this delicate society, where main concerns are the latest fashions, finding an appropriate husband before the spinsterly […]

A Guide to 2017 Releases

A Guide to 2017 Releases

Posted 28 January, 2017 by Rinn in Misc. / 22 Comments

When it comes to listing my most anticipated books for the year, I find it pretty difficult. How am I supposed to restrict my choice to just five or ten books, when thousands are published every year? Instead, I’ve decided to create a comprehensive little guide to the ones I’m most excited about, sorted by […]

Burns Night – Books Set in Scotland

Burns Night – Books Set in Scotland

Posted 25 January, 2017 by Rinn in Misc. / 0 Comments

In honour of Burns Night, a Scottish holiday that celebrates the life of Scots poet Robert Burns, I thought I’d share a selection of books set in the beautiful country that is Scotland. So prepare your haggis wi tatties an neeps, pour out a wee dram, and settle down by the roaring fire with one […]

Thoughts #59: Why Bookworms Hoard Unread Books

Thoughts #59: Why Bookworms Hoard Unread Books

Posted 17 January, 2017 by Rinn in Thoughts / 10 Comments

Have you ever looked at the bookworm in your life and wondered why they hoard books like a dragon hoards gold? Have you ever suggested that their collection might be getting a *bit* out of hand, only for them to snap at you like a Rottweiler? Are you confused and upset by these events? Well […]

Review: Fellside by M.R. Carey

Review: Fellside by M.R. Carey

Posted 16 January, 2017 by Rinn in Review / 10 Comments

Well, this was incredibly disappointing. After the absolutely astonishing book that was The Girl With All The Gifts, I expected something just as amazing from M.R. Carey the second time round. Sadly, it was not to be. I wouldn’t call this horror, not in the same way that The Girl With All The Gifts was. […]

Books Inspired By Works of Art

Books Inspired By Works of Art

Posted 13 January, 2017 by Rinn in Misc. / 6 Comments

Art inspires and moves, art invokes and demands response. Centuries ago, even those that could not read were able to look at and understand, or interpret, works of art. Therefore it is only natural that works of art have inspired works of fiction in turn. It provides the perfect backdrop for a historical novel, an […]

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