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Voice of Innocence by Lindsay Detwiler

Disclaimer: Lindsay kindly offered me her novel for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion. Lindsay has mentioned on her Goodreads that she is influenced by Nicholas Sparks and I would say that this shines through with her debut novel ‘Voice of Innocence’. If you were a fan of ‘The Notebook’ then you…

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David Nicholls on Bookshops

There is no denying how passionately I feel about bookshops, and especially the second-hand one in my hometown which has book piles 7ft high, and the smell of old books follows you at every twist and turn. I’ve always said that reading a paperback or hardback (aka a physical copy) is a sensory experience and…

Tea with Tash segment

Tea With Tash Episode | 19

Welcome back to Tea With Tash, a segment on The Bookie Monsters where I talk about all the things currently happening in my life or the world, all with a cup of tea in hand. Grab yourself a cuppa and read away! This week has been fairly relaxed, which is always nice before the mad…

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This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

I didn’t expect to pick this up any time soon. In fact, on my recent trip to the library it was to see if any of the books that I had requested recently were still on the shelves… (unfortunately they were removed as I didn’t pick them up in time). It was walking out of…

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An Open Letter To Our Future Authors

Dear Future Authors, I would be lying if I said that I didn’t sing that salutation to Meghan Trainor’s latest hit ‘Dear Future Husband’. Alas, I’m here neither to discuss Meghan Trainor or her latest release into the bubblegum pop market. I’m here to plead to the next bunch of creative genius’ who provide the bookish…

Tea with Tash segment

Tea With Tash Episode | 18

Welcome back to Tea With Tash, a segment on The Bookie Monsters where I talk about all the things currently happening in my life or the world, all with a cup of tea in hand. Grab yourself a cuppa and read away! So as promised in my previous Tea With Tash a lot of reviews…