Book Review: Unmarked

Unmarked by Kami Garcia

Unmarked by Kami Garcia – 3.5 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from Netgalley Published by: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books Released: 11th September 2014 Buy it from: Hive In a  nutshell: Unmarked is… A mixture of the best parts

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Book Review: Hideous Creatures

Hideous Creatures by S. E. Lister

Hideous Creatures by S. E. Lister – 4 out of 5 stars Source: Bought Published by: Old Street Publishing Released: 13th May 2014 Buy it from: Hive In a  nutshell: Hideous Creatures is… Moby Dick goes on a Heart of

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Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – 5 out of 5 stars Source: Bought in e-reader format Published by: Harper Collins Released: 15 August 2013 Buy it from: Hive In a  nutshell: The Golem and the Jinni is…

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Planning the perfect Christmas hamper

Christmas hamper biscuits

It’s the middle of August – isn’t it a bit early to start thinking about Christmas? Not if you want to give homemade food gifts this year. Late summer is the best time to find the widest range of fruits

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It’s not your job to police my body!

Apple and pear diversity by Alexandre Dulaunoy - shared under Creative Commons license

Why people need to stop shaming others, especially based on appearance This week Yahoo is reporting the story of a woman who was shamed on a beach in Canada for the “crime” of wearing a bikini that didn’t hide her

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Sumac Chicken & Quinoa Recipe

Sumac Chicken & Quinoa

As you’ll know if you’re a regular blog reader, I’ve recently moved offices. (Same job, same company, different building.) The new place is nice – more modern with actual, working air conditioning! And it also has an onsite cafeteria. It’s

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Diverse fantasy: 5 great reads to get you started

Pumpkins of diverse shapes, colours and sizes via Hans at Pixabay

In my last review, I mentioned the difficulties I had in getting used to being thrust into an alien culture as a reader. This response via Twitter made me question whether perhaps we’re so used to the typical fantasy tropes

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