#14 – SPOOKTOBER Scary Book Review – Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

So I should probably start this by saying that I am not good at scary films or scary Buzzfeed articles or scary anything, in all honesty. I am what you might call a big fat wuss. But, I have always been oddly fascinated with these scary things, perhaps like a fear-fascination catch-22. You can often…

BLOGTOBER #6: What I Read Last Month

With absolutely no preamble, here are the books I read last month and what I thought of them: I Am I Am I Am – Maggie O’Farrell This was incredible and by far the best book I’ve read recently. I’ve never read any of O’Farrell’s literature before, so I was stepping into blind territory with…

What I Read In April

It should be no surprise to any of you that know me, know my job or follow my instagram (@poppyraptor) that I LOVE books. I wake up, read, go sell books all day and then come home and read until I fall asleep. And repeat. I read anything and everything, no genres omitted. I have…

BOOK IDEAS for MOTHER’S DAY//Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and what better gift to give than a book? My own mother is currently drowning in the number of proofs and free copies of books I’ve passed onto her, so I’m not being allowed to buy her a book for Mother’s Day! I’ve decided, however, to write a post of…

David Walliams BOOK REVIEW (The Boy In The Dress/Blob)

None of us can deny that there’s a hype around David Walliams at the moment. Working in a bookstore, I saw first-hand just how many copies of The Midnight Gang, his most recent book, flew off the shelves over Christmas. My friend told me yesterday that, during his internship at Harper Collins last year, he…

WHAT’S IN MY MARCH BOOK-BOX?!

Since I started my job in a bookshop back in November, I buy books ALL the time. I’m talking like 2 a week – it’s an unaffordable lifestyle, especially as I don’t have the time to read them all! So, to combat this, and help me to read more diversely, I’ve put a shoe-box next…

Carve The Mark – Book Review

Sometimes a book gets carried away in its own hype – Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, for example, has been a smash-hit sensation with teenagers over the past six months for unfathomable reasons. I’ve avoided it for that exact same reason, although today I caved and bought a copy. The only reason I did this?…