135. Explorers on Black Ice Ridge by Alex Bell

Ice princess Stella Starflake and her father Felix are in trouble: President Fogg has expelled them from the Polar Bear Explorers’ Club, and banned them from going on any further expeditions. Stella’s not going to be put off by rules and regulations though. She knows her friend Shay is in danger of turning into a…

Ramble #5

It occurred to me at about 3:30am on Wednesday morning, how shit my body is. I feel sleepy all day but actually falling asleep seems allusive. I started to go to bed at 11pm because it gave me a better chance at sleeping but now I can be lying awake until 2-3am cursing the fact…

134. The Good Sisters by Helen Phifer

1933, Mother Superior Agnes offers sanctuary to a desperate young woman fleeing for her life. Only to wake in the morning to discover a terrible fate has befallen one of the Sisters – in a room locked from the inside. Agnes can’t help but fear that she has allowed a great evil to enter the…

133. The Night I Met Father Christmas by Ben Miller

Jackson knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there’s one thing he doesn’t know …  how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas? That all changes when, one Christmas…

132. The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BELIEVE IN MAGIC? It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper’s workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her. With the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen…

131. A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE You are about to readTHE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away.(Because this book is FULL of impossible things.)Are you still reading?Good. Then let us begin… Paperback | 272 pages Publisher:…

Ramble #4

It’s been a funny old week! I had some extra holiday left to take, so I had Monday, Tuesday afternoon, and Thursday off work. I still haven’t read any books – doh! – I am reading like 4 at the moment, they’re all very good, I just haven’t managed to finish one yet. On Monday…

Book Haul

I’ve been trimming the fat again and adding more books to the pile. I’ve now split my tbr shame list to represent kindle books, children’s and young adult books and crime/thrillers. Only because my tastes have changed dramatically this year and I wanted to see what I had on my shelves in a clearer way….

Ramble #3

For better or for worse, I have survived this week! I can’t tell you how relieved I am to have survived it all!!! I generally thought I’d never get past all the stress and anxiety I’ve been dealing with the last month and a half, the tunnel was very dark for a long time! I…

What's On My Goodreads List?

I’ve been culling my goodreads list. Most of it is taken up by the entire series of Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie, but here is what else is on that list!! So, there are 9 non Christie books on my list. I’m trying to be really good and keep all my list as 10 books…