Hello everyone


I am a huge book fan and read alot so decide I would share my views on the books I read.

My most common genres are ;







Nature and wildlife

Art and photography

Ill read anything with a good story too.

Hopefully you will enjoy my book blog



Want You Gone by Chris Brookmyre !

Want You Gone by Chris Brookmyre.

Published 20th April 2017 

Hey everyone I have been away this weekend to see family so sadly havent been about to sketch but here is my review of want you gobe enjoy ! 

Want you dead has some great characters and plot but I did find it took 10 or so chapters to get started so a little slow but worth the wait.

Once the story got going it really did get going with a bang and the slower start makes alot more sense.

The books start by introducing different hackers and their stories and then things get complicated for Sam Morpeth a big time online hacker and small time person in the real world.

Sam had to grow up fast when her mum was sent to jail and she was left looking after her little sister, but when her online handle “buzzkill” is cracked and Sam starts to get blackmailed the by another unknown hacker with information that could get her arrested or worse. 

Sam turns to Jack a journalist and the only person she can trust to try and break the law for the blackmailer and also find out who is blackmailing her , while promising to give Jack an inside story to Buzzkill if he helps her.

Sam is scared and worries for her sister but also a clever and deep characterwhich I loved and was really rooting for her.

I brillent read so many twist and turns, once it got going this book was hard to put down. Alot of deep thought and understanding has gone it to the characters.

Also leaves a creepy feel that nothing is save online no matter what you 5ry to do to protect your detail.

Highly recommend 4 out of 5


New/Old book smell !

Hey everyone 

One of my favorite things is the smell of books , there is the new books smell, that clean and fresh ink on paper, ink on gloss paper too. I find it really adds to the new book expierice and to the expierince of reading a book too.

Then there is the lovely old book smell thats more old ink and paper with a hint of musty smell, reminds me of old librarys and I wonder who has read said book before me.

My sketch below of an idea for containing book smells.

Bottled smells , perfume, candles , tealights, bubble bath.

Review: GIRL IN THE ICE by Robert Bryndza !

GIRL IN THE ICE : Dective Erika Foster. By Robert Bryndza

Published 16th feb 2016 ,396 pages.


When a young boy discovers the body of a women beneath a think sheet of ice in a south London park, Dective Erika Foster is called in to lead the case.

Eye under the ice sketch

When the victim turns out to be from a well to do family Erika has pressure to not dig to deep but when more bodies are found but with no apparent connections, Erika must connect the dots before the killer closes in on her .

A great start to what I think will be an interesting series , well writern with the charactors interesting, relistic and with plenty of depth.

The plot is a complicated and political, with Erika getting preseures from all sides, but Erikia is determond and stuborn which gets her in trouble but makes great reading and endge of the seat morements. 

Erika personal life has a huge inpact on her work, due to her been the lead on an opertion that went south and reasulted in her husband and other colleagues been killed. This has resulted in her blaming her self and she is always trying to prove herself and push herself to get the killer.

A brillent engaging read by Robert Brynadza that made me wish I could read faster , a complete shock at who the killer was just didny see it coming. Truely worth the time to read, now im of to get the second book in the series .

I would hugely recommend to anyone that like crime , thrillers or series with a strong female personality

I give this book 5 out of 5 

Books About Tolkien Related Things

Very interesting post about books set in R.R.Tolkiens Middle Earth world by David day, sound like an awesome read for fantasy fans.

A Homeschooling Life

You can never have too many books about or written by Tolkien. You just can’t.

Here are some awesome books that I have—A Dictionary, and an Atlas. The third one (red cover) is one that I would like to get.

My question for You: Do you enjoy reading biographies?


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Finally got The Caller by Chris Carter

Woop woop !

I have finally got The Caller by Chris Carter and I so cant wait to read it, I have read all his other books

Book description:

After a tough week, Tanya Kaitlin is looking forward to a relaxing night in, but as she steps out of her shower, she hears her phone ring.  The video call request comes from her best friend, Karen Ward. Tanya takes the call and the nightmare begins.

Karen is gagged and bound to a chair in her own living room.  If Tanya disconnects from the call, if she looks away from the camera, he will come after her next, the deep, raspy, demonic voice at the other end of the line promises her.

As Detectives Robert Hunter and Carlos Garcia
 investigate the threats, they are thrown into a rollercoaster of evil, chasing a predator who scouts the streets and social media networks for victims, taunting them with secret messages and feeding on their fear. 

Robert Hunter is one of my favorite series characters and such a good show of Carters great writing, which is really addictive, while dark and though prevocking. It will be hard to beat his last book but we will see as I have heard a lot of hype about how awesome this book is and is a Sunday Times number one best seller !!

The Caller has so just gone to the top of my must read list and of course when I have finished ill let you all know how good it is.

Tea Time

Tea and a book this ia so true, a great blog !


Tea is amazing


Think about it. China, some of the best inventors; The Brits, some of the best authors. It could be the reason.

Hmm Hmm

Well whether it is or isn’t don’t forget to take time out for it.


Tea first, then adventure.





For more on Tea, go to Words to Live By

For more on Peter Pan, go to Now You’re Gone

For more book filled posts, go to A FANtastic Voyage

For more of my favorite quotes, go to Helping Hands

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The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney !

The missing ones by Patricia Gibney first book in the Detective Lottie Parker series.

Published 16th March 2017


Excert from first chapter

The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window black with terror.

The child in the middle spoke without turning his head ‘I wonder which one of us will be next’

I have to admit I was gripped from the first chapter and couldnt put this book down. This book had me so engrossed in what was go to happen next and who the killer was that the housekeeping just had to wait a little longer.

The body of a women is found in a caterdral and then a man is found hanging from a tree are they connect DI Lottie Parker thinks they are and maybe more to this than meets the eye. 

The investigations lends to ST Angela’s a children’s home which has a dark history and a link to her own family history starts to make the investigation more complicated, as the investigastion find more deeper and darker crimes of the past.

My sketch take on St Angela’s children home

DI lottie parker is a interesting character with unique ways of solving crimes and a great way of rubbing people up the wrong way but for all the right reasons, she has be a little stroppy at times but getting answers to solving the crimes is her aim.

Lottie parker is a single parent trying to juggle work and children with been a dective inspector and not sure if she is doing anything right by doing so Lottie is a likeable character that is easy to relate to and throughout the book you are with her all the way willing her and her team to make the connections and get the killer .

The story its self is belivible and realistic with each character different, not all of them are nice and sweet, infact some of the are nasty and bullies Which really did add to the book feeling realistic and made me have feeling towards them like anger joy and sadness really did bring them more to life.

The going back in time was a interesing way to enhance the storyline, while not doing it to often made sure it wasnt to confusing to read.

This is a debut novel which you wouldnt have know when reading, its gripping, intense with twists and turns all the while rich with details and also having very well built characters this one is going to be hard to beat.

I wasnt shocked by who the killer was, I believed the character could have been the killer but I didnt suspect them but because by the end everything added up and made the jigsaw pieces fit together, it all made sense but it did catch me out as I though it was someone completely different.

A brillent read and a story I will not forget anytime soon. Would recommend to others to read.

I have gived The Missing Ones 4 out of 5