Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold Review

I got Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold, from NetGalley for a fair and honest review

Keep Me Afloat, tells the story or Abbey a marine biologist who returns to her home town, 5 years after leaving when the research she is working on finishes. The problem with going home for Abbey, is she left because she was running away from her mistakes. Which means going back will open up old wounds as well as finding new ones. Continue reading “Keep Me Afloat by Jennifer Gold Review”

February Review

Well we are at the end of the second month of the year, while my mental health could have been better, it had got better throughout the month. I also joined NetGalley and BookSirens, which as I use an e-reader for reading books this gives me access to books that have not been released yet for a fair and honest review.

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Book Tag: The TBR Book Tag


I have been watching a lot of Booktubers on Youtube recently and they do a lot of Book Tags, so when I came across this Tag on, A Rambling Reviewers blog and it seemed interesting so thought I would give it ago


If you do come across any Book Tags let me know.


So here we go


How do yoy keep track of your TBR?
I don’t have one fixed list with every book on my TBR,  So they are spread all over the place in the following locations:  Goodreads, wishlist on Kobo, reserved book form the library, books I own on Kobo, and other books I want to read but are on no permanent list.


Is Your TBR mostly print or e-books?
This is easy as I almost exclusively read e-books, so they are in that format or though I do have the odd print book which are a legacy from before I got my e-reader.


A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?
That’s easy I am looking at it right now it is Eugeine & Napoleon III by David Duff, it was published in 1978, and working it out I either won it that year or the one after. The Book was a prize in a tombowler when I was a child and I could either take the book or chocolate, even though the book was way to old for me I took the book instead

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Book that has been longest  on TBR


A book you recently added to your TBR?
That’s Peter Pan I it was added today, as I said earlier I have been watching a lot of Booktube recently and one of them who I like Merphy Napier, says it is her favourite book. Now as I live near Nottingham, where J M Barrie lived and worked and is said to get some of his ideas for the book I thought I would add it to my TBR.


A book on Your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
As some one who uses an e-reader to read books I would say as the screen is only black and white, I do not add books to my TBR on the beauty of the cover alone, but books are on my TBR list because the cover intrigued me when I first saw it


A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?
All my books on my TBR like any reader I am planning on reading (honest), but of those the on I would say I am least likely to read is Tiger By Tash Aw, I know nothing about it, all of a sudden I owned a copy when I was pressing buttons on my Kobo other than that I know nothing about it.


An unpublished book on your TBR That you’re excited for?
Another easy one as it is not due to be published in march and that is The Mirror and the Light (The Wolf Hall Trilogy, Book 3), this is the final book of the series and it comes out  the 5th of march.

unpublished book on your TBR


A book on your TBR that Basically everyone’s read but you?
That would be The Handmaid’s Tail by Margaret Atwood, I have not watched the TV series, but I got the book last year, but not got around to reading it yet.


A book on Your TBR that every one recommends to you?
I would say The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett, or any of the Discworld series, this has been recommended on and of since the late 1990’s, so I may read one eventually.


A Book on your TBR that your dying to read?
This would be The Last by Hanna Jameson, which is about a murder among 20 people after they survive a nuclear war.

The one I am dying to read


How many books are on your Goodreads self?
That is 469, or though a lot of them I have already read, I took a break and deleted my account, so when I started it up again some of the books that I added as I want to read I already read before.


So Their You Have my TBR book tag, either do it you self or had any comments bellow.

Re-reading A Childhood Favourite

This year as I said in a previous post I am doing the Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge, one of the categorize is read a book that you read as a child, this gave me the push to re-read The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MaLean, which I have not read for over 10 years and really enjoyed this book.

Why This Book? Continue reading “Re-reading A Childhood Favourite”

Review of Dovetail By Karen MCquestion

Dovetail book cover

I got this book from netgalley for an honest and fair review

Dovetail is the latest book by Karen McQuestion due to be released on March 10th 2020, tells the story of how decisions taken in an instant can lead to a chain reaction and affect the rest of your life and how sometimes the stars align to reconcile them.

The story is divided into two time lines, the first is in 1983, when Jo is in treatment for, having four recurring dreams, showing scenes which he does not understand, one of which he calls his death dream, all of them lead him to wake up screaming. Jo is then taken out by his Grandma Pearl, who he has never met before and his dad even told him that she had passed away. Pearl Takes Jo to her home town to work for her for the summer  He meets Katherleen, who is also running away from  her past, there seems to be a connection, between the two of them, Jo’s dreams and events involving Pearl in the summer of 1916.

Burning Island by Suzanne Goldring Review

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Burning Island is the second book by Suzanne Goldring, after My Name is Eve, which I read last year, you can read my review here,

The story is set on the Greek Island of Corfu, split into 2 distinct story lines. The first starts during World War II more specific, June 1944, with the Germans now in Continue reading “Burning Island by Suzanne Goldring Review”

Sons And Lovers Review

The novel Sons and Lovers by D.H, Lawrence, is a story of an aspiring young artist Paul Morel growing up in a mining village in Nottinghamshire, at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. It starts from the marriage of his parents Gertrude Coppard, from a good family and Walter Morel, a poor minor.

The marriage is an unhappy one when Gertrude finds out Walter has less money then Continue reading “Sons And Lovers Review”