Fiction · Short Stories

How Much the Heart Can Hold, Short Story Collection | 1 Minute Reviews

Books of short stories, it turns out, are great for times when you cannot concentrate on a full novel. Nerys (pictured below) arrived on the scene on the 12th of April, a contradiction of teeth and cuddles, and so my attention has been somewhat divided. Short stories, I thought. This is where to go! My… Continue reading How Much the Heart Can Hold, Short Story Collection | 1 Minute Reviews

Autism · Uncategorized

Sorry I’ve been away; there’s been a lot of puppy poop

Hello chums, It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It’s been rather quiet over here because, in case you don’t have me on any of your social media, I got a puppy this month! “Her name is Nerys, she’s a Border Terrier and she’s 12 weeks old.” I’ve gotten used to repeating this script over and… Continue reading Sorry I’ve been away; there’s been a lot of puppy poop

1 Minute Reviews · YA

Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff | 1 Minute Reviews

This novel absolutely blew me away, tore my heart out and rebuilt me. It was far more than I ever expected, even though my expectations were high. Naondel is the sequel to Maresi, a book I read earlier this year and absolutely loved. In Maresi, the island of Menos is built around the history turned… Continue reading Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff | 1 Minute Reviews

YA

Curiosity as a Driving Force | Guest Blog by Maria Turtschaninoff

Hello everyone! Very lucky today to be the eighth stop on the Naondel blog tour with Maria Turtschaninoff and Pushkin Press. I absolutely love Maria’s first novel Maresi, which I also talk about in this video discussing stories about gender violence. Naondel is the follow up book to Maresi and I’m absolutely blown away by… Continue reading Curiosity as a Driving Force | Guest Blog by Maria Turtschaninoff

1 Minute Reviews · Middle Grade

The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell | 1 Minute Reviews

Have you been looking for something magical? An adventure to another world that mirrors our own? The Crooked Sixpence, Book 1 of the new Uncommoners series, stands as one of my favourite middle grade novels of last year. Now is a great time to start, with book 2 coming along in June! When her home is… Continue reading The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell | 1 Minute Reviews