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Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

I have taken part in the Bookish Naughty or Nice tag before and love that it seems to have become a Blogmas staple! When I took part last time I reviewed my life prior and think this time round I am just going to review the last year, seems fair right?

The lovely Jenn @ Jenniely came up with the festive treat a couple fo years back, and as the wonderful Jenna @ J K Exploring tagged me in it this year, I thought I’d quite like to find out if I have been any better this year. I have tagged a few of you lovely people at the bottom, but as always if you would like to take part, please consider yourself tagged.

Rules

– Tag & link the person who tagged you
– Tag and link me/this post (if you would be so kind, I love reading your answers!)
– Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done
– Tag another 10 people!

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Blogging Rut

Hello everyone! Happy voting day here in the UK. I use ‘happy’ lightly, because this general election, and in fact politics for the last few years has been a pretty hellish topic here in Britain (and actually now I think about it round the world). I am sitting in my parents house at the moment, staring at my computer and thinking about the things I could and probably should be writing about. And my thoughts pretty much stop at ‘well I could do that’ because I have realised I am in a rut. Continue reading “Blogging Rut”

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The King’s Prerogative | Review

Title: The King’s Prerogative

Author: Iain Colvin

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Dates read: 10 Dec 19

Publication date: 30 Jul 19

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Thriller

Description:

Scotland, 1983.

Craig Dunlop is bored. Bored of his job, his town, his life.

After a family bereavement, Craig inherits an old heirloom; a wallet given to his grandfather during the war by none other than the deputy leader of Nazi Germany, Rudolf Hess.

The wallet has hidden a secret for forty years, and when Craig stumbles upon it, a chain of events is set in motion that lead to him becoming a hunted man.

Finding himself in a race to unravel a mystery that could shake the very foundations of the British establishment, Craig must find answers before the police catch up with him, or worse still, he is made to disappear forever, along with the secret of The King’s Prerogative.

*I received a copy of this book courtesy of Authoright and Clink Street Publishing as part of their 12 Days of Clink Street Publishing Blog Tour*

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The Prison Doctor | Review

Title: The Prison Doctor

Author: Dr. Amanda Brown

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 27 Aug 19 – 30 Aug 19

Publication date: 13 Jun 2019

Publisher: HQ

Genre(s): Memoir, Prison

Description:

Dr Amanda Brown has treated inmates in the UK’s most infamous prisons – first in young offenders’ institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe’s largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield. From miraculous pregnancies to dirty protests, and from violent attacks on prisoners to heartbreaking acts of self-harm, she has witnessed it all. In this memoir, Amanda reveals the stories, the patients and the cases that have shaped a career helping those most of us would rather forget.

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Blogmas | 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..Hello everyone, and welcome to the most wonderful time of the year! December is officially begun, we’re opening little doors on little calendars and we are gearing up for Christmas big time. And so arrives Blogmas. After much consideration, I have decided to take part this year! Continue reading “Blogmas | 2019”

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Strictly Saturdays | Week Eleven @ The Musicals

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, get ready, take your seats, get comfy, because Strictly is going to the Musicals. I love this week, I think it gives a real excuse for people to go to town with costumes and characters and really sells the dances. It’s always a great spectacle and comes with an extra pro dance so what isn’t too love huh?

Strictly Saturdays is a weekly review of Strictly Come Dancing. Expect biased reviews, uneducated dancing critique, and sass. Continue reading “Strictly Saturdays | Week Eleven @ The Musicals”

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I Will Miss You Tomorrow | Review

Title: I Will Miss You Tomorrow

Author: Heine Bakkeid (Translator: Anne Bruce)

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 22 Nov 19 – 24 Nov 19

Publication date: 14 Nov 2019

Publisher: Bloomsbury Raven Books

Genre(s): Crime, Nordic Noir, Thriller

Description:

The first in a new Norwegian crime series featuring disgraced ex-Chief Inspector Thorkild Aske, a damaged man with a complicated past

Fresh out of prison and a stint in a psychiatric hospital, disgraced ex-policeman Thorkild Aske only wants to lose himself in drugged dreams of his beloved Frei. Wild, unknowable Frei. The woman he loved. The woman he has lost forever.

Yet when Frei’s young cousin goes missing off the Norwegian coast and Thorkild is called in by the family to help find him, dead or alive, Thorkild cannot refuse. He owes them this.

Tormented by his past, Thorkild soon finds himself deep in treacherous waters. He’s lost his reputation – will he now lose his life?

*I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of Bloomsbury, Raven Books in exchange for an honest and fair review* Continue reading “I Will Miss You Tomorrow | Review”