Review: Ithaca by Claire North

**Content warnings for rape, sexual assault, war, famine and gore.** This is quite a fun mark for my time here on the bookish internet. I started this blog and my bookstagram roughly within a few months of each other. And one of my first books I posted on the latter was my thoughts on The…

The 30 for 30 challenge

So I’m turning 30 soon. In about 2 weeks in fact. And I would like to mark the occasion. But only in the way I enjoy which is reading. I don’t particularly hold stock in the idea of aging or worry about anything to do with it. My existential crises tend to arrive when some…

Review: Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett

Another visit to the Disc and the Discworld Project this week! This is the last of the 2022 catch up. From here it will be all 2023 Pratchett reads. Today, we are back in Lancre with my favourite witches and another favourite creature. Vampires! Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be priest….

Review: The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett

Welcome back to the Disworld Project! This is more me playing catch up with myself for this project really since The Last Continent and the book after are 2022 reads. I am however always down to chat Pratchett with you all so let’s get into this one. No worries eh?! On the Discworldโ€™s last continent,…

Review: Priest of Crowns by Peter McLean

**Content warnings for graphic torture, accounts of sexual assault, physical assault, drugging, forced sedation, addiction, paedophilia, chattel slavery, cannibalism, self immolation, homophobia, sexism, PTSD and alcoholism.** Possible spoilers for book one and two in the series. Well now. Here we are. The end of the line. It’s been a while since I started a series and completed it all…

2022: Reading in Review

Well it’s been a while hasn’t it?! Firstly, happy new year to you all. I hope everyone had a nice holiday, regardless of what you celebrate. Mine was a lovely holiday spent with family and everyone close to me. I realise I don’t owe anyone an explanation for a month of no blog posts but…

Mini Review: Undercover by Tamsyn Muir

It’s not my norm to review a single short story on the blog, but there are exceptions to be made. I’m an absolute down to clown for anything Tamsyn Muir writes. So a new short story where it’s a guard and their charge with some strange tension and more genre mashing is not going without…

Review: Loki by Melvin Burgess

***Content warnings for death, torture, murder, homophobia, transphobia, rape, dismemberment, bestiality (kind of?) and blood*** I love Norse myths. This year I’ve definitely been making an effort to seek retellings of these out. One of my favourites from this year so far, The Witch’s Heart, follows Angrboda who rarely gets an outing despite being the…

Review: Jingo by Terry Pratchett

**Content warnings for war, racism and mentions of genocide.** Welcome back to the Discworld Project! Was going to include a line about reviews coming back as well but considering this year, you all know the drill by now. So as we know, I love Sir Terry Pratchett. I love The Watch. Sam Vimes is up…

Review: What Moves the Dead by T.Kingfisher

***Content warnings body horror, death of a parent and siblings, misgendering, mentions of war, famine and PTSD*** Think it’s safe to call T.Kingfisher one of my auto buy authors now. I literally bought this and read it in the same week. That is fairly unheard of when one has shelves as full as mine. But…