Page Turner: The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

People are rarely all they seem. This rule certainly applies to Miss Maud West, London's Lady Detective. The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden Age of Crime by Susannah Stapleton is a biography about Maud West. You might not have heard of her, but after this book, you will... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us

I know I already included this book in my Isolated Book Club list, but I regret it. This book deserves more recognition. So, please permit me to rant about This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us, properly this time. This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us by Edgar Cantero is a ride. Frankly,... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Bloody Rose

I had high expectations for this book, I am glad to report it met them and then some. Bloody Rose is the sequel to Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames. I adored Kings of the Wyld so it’s next of kin had big shoes to fill. We aren’t here to talk about Kings of the Wyld though, but if you want... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: The Hobbit

At this rate, being locked in my own home will give me enough time to read all the Lord of the Ring books. Time will tell, and with the official UK Lockdown that started on Monday, looks like I have a nothing but time on my hands. While this was my first time reading the... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: A Natural History of Dragons

Part Fantasy, part science, part memoir. All good. A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan is, well just as the title says, a memoir of the world's preeminent dragon naturalist. An impressive woman who was at the forefront of researching and documenting dragons. Written by herself in her old... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Hex

I haven't felt this indifferent about a book in a while. I was recommended Hex while looking for good Halloween books and started reading expecting a lot of dark magic, suspense and thrills. What I got was a decent enough read but one I will most likely forget by the end of the year. Hex... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Past Mortems

Apparently, working in a mortuary is not a dead-end job. I don't know why but recently I have been reading a lot of books about death. By no means is this a bad thing, in fact, I find it rather comforting learning more about what happens to us after we pass on. At the start... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Convenience Store Woman

One of the magical things about books is that sometimes they make a bigger impression on you that you can even imagine beforehand. Sometimes they will make you cry inconsolably, sometimes giggle like a school girl or even make you question the very fabric of reality. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata was one of... Continue Reading →

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