Recent Bookish Things

I have to start by apologising for the lack of posts on here recently. I’ve been very busy since my last review working on my “Extended Study” project for school, which has been far more time consuming than I thought it would be when I first started! I am going to blog about it in more detail next month, but for now I will just say that it is book related and I hope to show you the work-in-progress soon.

As for recently purchased/read books, I won’t write any long reviews today, but here are some recommendations from my “recently read” pile.

This is a gorgeous selection of short stories, curated by Abi Elphinstone, and written by some of my favourite authors including: Emma Carroll, Katherine Woodfine, Lauren St John and Piers Torday. A perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter’s day!


As a massive fan of the Roman Mysteries, I have started to read Caroline Lawrence’s new Roman Quests series which are set in Roman Britain. Caroline writes such interesting and exciting stories that you don’t realise you are absorbing historical facts as you read. If only all history lessons were this entertaining!



This is the journal of Cassandra Mortmain who recounts the tale of her eccentric family with extraordinary humour and warmth. I loved the narrator from the first sentence “I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.”



Yet another story packed with imagination from another of my favourite authors: Frank Cottrell Boyce. This time an alien called Sputnik crashes into Prez’s life and together they have to save the world.


Finally I have just re-read the second in the Sinclair Mysteries in anticipation of the release of The Painted Dragon. A thrilling new case in which Sophie and Lil flit between the lives of Debutantes and the Chinese community in the East End of London to once again foil the evil plans of “The Baron”.





3 thoughts on “Recent Bookish Things

  1. frosthollowhall says:

    Thanks for the lovely write up for Winter Magic! I agree with you about The Jewelled Moth- it was one of my favourites from last year. Also I was re-reading ‘I Capture the Castle’ just the other day too! Have you seen the film version? Its excellent. Good luck with all your studying etc- roll on half term! x


    • bookiecookieblog says:

      Thank you for the comment. I loved your story in Winter Magic; that’s probably not a great surprise as I love everything that you write! Going to look out for the film of I Capture the Castle, thanks for recommendation. Good luck with editing your new book.


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