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Don’t You Forget About Me, Mhairi McFarlane

Posted in Books
on 14/04/2019

Books on sale in supermarkets always get me. Whether it’s the 2 for £7 deals or the £4 paperbacks, it’s rare I leave a supermarket without a new book to work through. This book, however, is a little different. I spotted it in Tesco. It’s a pretty bright cover so you can’t really miss it.

I knew immediately I wanted it but, as I found out when I got home, this wasn’t the first time I’d thought the book looked good…

Thank you to Harper Collins for an advanced e-copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, also, to my awful memory and my bank account for forgetting all about it.

This is your warning: spoilers ahead. I tried to make this spoiler free but I just can’t. The ending made me cry happy tears. I can’t ignore it. Continue reading

Goldsboro Books and the bookish community

Posted in Books
on 20/03/2019

Full disclosure: I was able to get hold of a copy of the book in question. Would I be disappointed if I hadn’t got a copy? Probably. Would I still be so angry about the way people have been reacting on Twitter? Absolutely.

When Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff announced the Goldsboro Books special edition of Aurora Rising, I bet they thought it was a sweet deal. With its purple sprayed edges, it’s a gorgeous, limited printed run edition of the hotly anticipated book.

When a book is limited to 500 copies, you know you’re chancing your luck. Goldsboro ship worldwide and, when the authors are as high profile as this, there’s obviously going to be high level traffic wanting a copy.

So what, then, has made me so riled that I feel the need to rant? Continue reading