Review: The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner

When you can’t stop trying to force family and friends to read a book, you know it’s time to make a proper book review of it! So, for my first review in 2016 I couldn’t resist telling you about The Fringe Hours by Jessica N Turner. Seriously, I think I’ve managed to turn nearly every conversation I had over the Christmas holidays into a conversation about this book! It’s that good, I genuinely think it might have changed my life! Or at least my perspective. And it might be able to change yours… Read more

The 2016 Book Challenge

Recently I’ve realised that sometimes you have to actively make a space in your life for the things you enjoy. Even if that means setting time aside every day on your to-do list it’s worth it. Last year was strange for me. I felt like I lost sight of some of my interests for while, especially reading! Read more

5 Ways to Make Time for Reading

5 ways to make time for reading

It might seem strange coming from a book blogger but sometimes I find it hard to make time for reading. You know how it is, after a long day it’s easier to sit on the sofa and watch endless re-runs of CSI or I Found The Gown than it is to work up the inclination to read. Does this scenario sound familiar? Read more

Review: First Time in Forever By Sarah Morgan

 I can hardly believe  it’s nearly the end of February and The Female Scriblerian’s Romance Fiction February is coming to an end! This is the penultimate post, but don’t worry I’ve got a cracker of a book to review for you today!  First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan. It’s the unputdownable first book in the ‘Puffin Island Trilogy’ which is being released over the course of this year and it was fab, so without further ado, on to the review…

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Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

PersuasionPersuasion is Jane Austen’s last completed novel and, in my opinion, her best. Yes, Pride and Prejudice is light, bright and sparkling- with a host of characters that delight the reader but there’s something about Persuasion that sticks with you long after you’ve finished the last page and put the book back on the shelf… Read more

Georgette Heyer: The Mother of Regency Romance

80 years ago when a young Georgette Heyer sat down to write her first, and arguably the world’s first, Regency Romance: Regency Buck I like to think she knew exactly what she was doing. Anyone who puts as much attention to detail into her novels as she did has to have a master plan. Read more