"The greatest gift is a passion for reading" - Elizabeth Hardwick
Welcome to Bookworm Ink. - a website for book lovers everywhere. Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and have a nose around.
Check out our reviews section for my views on brand new releases and best sellers, as well as some old favourites. Covering everything from chick lit, romance and women's fiction to detective stories and travelogues, I guarantee you'll find something of interest.
Book Chat covers all things bookie including publishing news and author interviews as well as some of my own views on my favourite reads and book buying.
Possibly the highlight of the site is Christopher's Corner , our area for children's fiction, where my gorgeous 9 year old gives his views and reviews his favourite children's books - it's sure to be very entertaining!
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The standalone sequel to Colgan's acclaimed 'Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams' was a much appreciated addition to my to-be-read pile, and swiftly found itself pushed to the top and on my bedside table.
'Playing Grace' is Osmond's third novel. Having enjoyed her previous books, I was looking forward to this, especially once I saw how gorgeous the cover is and read the blurb! I love how Osmond's heroines are always gorgeously complex, and her heroes Mr-Darcy-esque and misunderstood, usually by both the reader and their love interest!
Learning to Love is my fifth book published through wonderfully supportive Safkhet Publishing, all of them romantic comedies, though this book is perhaps a little more poignant. I do feel drawn to write about real people dealing with some of the traumas life tends to throw at us, people who, hopefully, the reader identifies with and wants to get to know.
Melissa Hill is an author I've been meaning to try for a while, so I was very pleased when this beautiful book arrived on my doorstep. I loved how the story was absolutely full of loads of fantastic twists and turns - I hoped Darcy and Aidan would end up together, but I honestly had no idea what Darcy was going to uncover about Aidan until the very end of the novel.
I always love Halloween, but this year it was even more fun than usual, thanks to a special treat organised by the Guardian newspaper for its children's book section. In the days leading up to Halloween, Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, wrote a new spooky story involving the characters from his new super scary series, Lockwood and Co. He wrote it a chapter at a time, and at the end of each chapter the readers got to vote on what would happen next! We even got to choose the title of the story, which was 'The Dagger in the Desk'!
'Fractured' is Dani Atkins' debut novel, and was an eBook bestseller earlier this year. I was intrigued to read this story as it seemed to run along the same lines as the Gwyneth Paltrow film 'Sliding Doors'.
I was born and grew up in Australia, but I have lived in rural France for twenty years now, and one Sunday afternoon walk, I stumbled, literally, over a small stone cross on the banks of the Garon River. My walking friend told me that this cross is one of the well-known Fifteen Crosses Walk of the village.
There’s always been a lot of cooking and eating in my novels, but not the fancy fiddly stuff you see in TV programmes, more the homely and everyday kind. I do like to take traditional recipes and give them a bit of a tweak, though – like trying out mincemeat in flapjacks, which were so delicious I now usually make those instead of mincepies at Christmas.
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