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

Chick Lit: Love it, or Hate it?

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I like Chick Lit. I read Chick Lit. So why do I feel so uncomfortable about using the very name that seems to define this genre? Why does writing the words Chick and Lit together in a sentence make me feel like I’ve done something wrong? This month is apparently Chick Lit May and it got me thinking about my own relationship with the contentious moniker. Read more

The Best Man for the Job by Lucy King *Mills and Boon Monday*


I’ve just this moment finished “The Best Man for the Job” by Lucy King and I want to write my review immediately whilst everything is still fresh in my mind. Yes, you read that right, I finally FINNISHED a book!! And I have Lucy King and her fabulous book to thank for it! I always knew a really good Mills and Boon book would swoop in and save the day!

My love of the Modern Tempted range (Or Kiss as it’s known in the USA) has already been examined here at The Female Scriblerian, so I really don’t need to go into too much detail about it. I’ll just say that I really think this range is going from strength to strength and deserves all the good praise it can get! Each one I read seems to live up to the ‘modern’ portion of its name completely, and it’s so refreshing! Secondly, Lucy King has some serious skills, not only did she write a book that was tempting enough to make me finish it, she made me want to review it as well! It’s amazing really.

So without further ado, on with my first real review of 2014… Read more