Last weekend I was lucky enough to be in one of my favourite places in the world: London. I had a fabulous couple of days seeing a bunch of shows with my gorgeous pal Amy, then reunited with Michaela who you may know from A Novel Idea (go check her blog out for amazing reviews and bookish content!).
We then did what we do best – troll through bookshops! It was a Sunday, so we were on a bit of a time constraint, but we still managed a good rummage through three amazing bookshops in the city!
Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.
When Charlotte Smith’s wealthy parents commit her beloved sister Phoebe to the infamous Goldengrove Asylum, Charlotte knows there’s more to the story than madness. She risks everything and follows her sister inside, surrendering her real identity as a privileged young lady of San Francisco society to become a nameless inmate, Woman 99.
The longer she stays, the more she realizes that many of the women of Goldengrove aren’t insane, merely inconvenient ― and that her search for the truth threatens to dig up secrets that some very powerful people would do anything to keep.
Esmé is a UK based book blogger who blogs at Esmoogle Reads, where she is the creator of #TheBookRecLottery. You can also find her on Twitter.
What does it mean to you to be bi?
For me, in straightforward terms, it means
this: I like men. I like women.
However, it never actually is that
straightforward, is it?
When I first came out to a few people,
their first response was to ask ‘but how
do you know you’re bi when you’ve only ever been with men?’.
I guess it’s a valid question; throughout
school I giggled with my friends over crushes on boys, had few semi-serious
boyfriends through my late teens and am currently coming to the five year mark of
a relationship with a pretty wonderful guy. We moved away from home and in with each other, have discussed marriage and kids, and are…
Hey guys! Welcome to our first Book Rec Lottery – we had 22 entries for February’s theme which is amazing, frankly!
The Book Rec Lottery is a feature run by myself and Michaela @ A Novel Idea where we get reading recommendations from you, the lovely book community, based around a different theme each month. We then randomly pick five to highlight and hopefully find you a new favourite book!
If you want to know more about The Book Rec Lottery check out THIS PAGE!
For February, we picked the theme ‘Books For People Who Don’t Like Reading‘. Here are our five randomly generated books (and don’t forget the rest of the recs can be found at the end!!):