The Lamplighters, Emma Stonex

The Lamplighters is a fictional tale based and inspired by a real mystery. Stonex was intrigued by the mystery of three lighthouse keepers who inexplicably disappeared from their lighthouse off the coast of the island of Eileen Mòr in the Outer Hebrides. The discovery was made in December 1900 and was made famous by its… Continue reading The Lamplighters, Emma Stonex

World of Weird: A Creepy Compendium of True Stories, Tom Adams

This was one of my recent buys whilst in Whitby. I had seen it in the window of a wonderful bookstore and couldn't but have my curiosity peaked by the cover. I was so drawn to it. Tom Adams World of Weird: A Creepy Compendium of True Stories is a collection told from the perspective… Continue reading World of Weird: A Creepy Compendium of True Stories, Tom Adams

Book Love, Debbie Tung

Another great book from Debbie Tung, Book Love is a collection of non-fiction comics showing her main character in all her book-loving glory. A wonderfully accurate portrayal of bibliophiles, it shows the inner struggles, strengths and all-too-true stereotypes of being a bookworm. There were so many great comics in here; I found myself relating to… Continue reading Book Love, Debbie Tung

The TBR Shelf

Before the new year begins, I wanted to share my To-Be-Read shelf. Not the whole thing of course. As I previously mentioned in my Book-Buying-Ban post here, the number of books on my shelves that I haven't read is embarrassingly large so I won't share all the titles; but I was thinking of sharing those… Continue reading The TBR Shelf

The Skeleton Key, Erin Kelly

5/5 Stars!!! Twisted-toxic family dynamics, sordid secrets, and a treasure hunt with tragic outcomes along the way -this is The Skeleton Key by Erin Kelly. This deeply disturbing book follows the Churcher and Lally families who live in semi-detached houses next to one another and have grown up with another, sharing everything; the good, the… Continue reading The Skeleton Key, Erin Kelly

Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

After devouring my way way through The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (read about that here), I was eager to delve into more of her work. Her work is very reminiscent to that of Erin Morgenstein or Oscar de Muriel to me. It has the ability to completely transport you to their created world which… Continue reading Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness

The second in the All Souls Trilogy, Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness is a great follow-up from A Discovery of Witches. It picks up where the first book finished, with Matthew and Diana travelling back to Elizabethan London in search for the alchemical manuscript Ashmole 782 but they're also in search of a teacher… Continue reading Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness

BBB: The Book-Buying-Ban

I have heard of the concept of a book-buying ban before but never really thought about doing one myself or what it would entail. It weren't until my recent book-splurge and ultimately trying to find room for all my buys, that I started to realise how many books that are still unread on my shelves.… Continue reading BBB: The Book-Buying-Ban

Photo Diary: York

Whilst away in September, we took a day trip down to York. Like Whitby, I have been here before however once again I was in a wheelchair and unable to really enjoy the shops and experience everything fully. A lot of York is similar to Canterbury; so much is historic so it's not the most… Continue reading Photo Diary: York

Books I’ve bought lately

Autumn is my time of the year. I seem to always see the my style of clothes in autumn, the perfect home decor items to fit my tastes and this year I have truly realised its no different with books too. Recently I have been taking more solace in my reading materials than usually and… Continue reading Books I’ve bought lately