Autumn Leaves
Journal

14 Golden and Autumnal picture books

I love this time of year, I love that definite signing of the changes of the seasons. I do love Spring as well, that freshness, that boundless potential, all that growth… But I’m a real September baby! Over on Twitter I asked people for their recommendations for beautiful autumnal picture books and got a great …

The Promise Witch
Journal

August update

This month has been a good month for reading including actually enjoying audiobooks for the first time, it’s also been a good month for my blogging in general. At the start of the month I decided to do some blog consolidation and have now ended up with just four blogs: Big Bearded Bookseller – my …

The Goldfish Boy
Book Review

The Goldfish Boy

Matthew is the last person to see Teddy before Teddy goes missing, can Matthew solve the mystery of the disappearance? Only one major difficulty stands in Matthew’s way to do this, Matthew has O.C.D. which makes it near impossible for him to leave his room and interact with people. Lisa Thompson writes a compelling and …

Dead Girls
Book Review

Dead Girls

How do you review a book so hauntingly horrific dealing with such a violent subject, do we talk about content, writing style, translation, presentation? I think we should just start at the beginning, what is the book about? In essence it is about the killings of three young women in Argentina during the 80s. Andrea …

Famished
Book Review

Famished

Famished is the second book centred around food that I’ve read this month, though this one couldn’t be more different from the other, a tantalising collection of short stories with a central theme of food/eating/feasting/consuming. I was given an advanced reading copy by Influx Press to review, and I was really pleased as I had …

Hungry
Book Review

Hungry

I was lucky enough to get an advanced reading copy of this from Hachette and was so pleased when it arrived almost the next day. It was going to be my whole reading for a whole weekend and I was going to savour it to the full, taking bite-sized reads throughout the weekend, but that …

September
Publisher

Super Saturation September

On Thursday September 3rd 2020 it is expected that there will be approximately 600 new releases into the book market, some held over due to the lockdown and some that were expected to come out at this time, and this is not going to be much less on each successive Thursday. All of these books …

Newsletter

Bookshop Newsletter #4

Bookshops Newsletter Publisher Offers | Author Offers | New Releases | One You May Have Missed 21st August 2020 News Released on 09/07/2020 Throughout medieval Europe, for hundreds of years, monarchy was the way that politics worked in most countries. This meant power was in the hands of a family – a dynasty; that politics …