Children’s Book of the Month: Superstar Tapir by Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy #Children’sBooks

This is as you can see a book for very young readers, but the reason I picked it up was that I heard about it (another volume in the series, actually) from a friend’s review and not only did the stories sound charming, the illustrations/artwork was what caught my eye—pages in distinctive stripes, and all…

Shelf Control #50: And Berry Came Too by Dornford Yates #Humour

Wednesday, June 26--time again for Shelf Control! The last one this month--time certainly is flying. Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains (Mine is currently at 266 including all the e-books I've downloaded). To participate, just pick a…

Beauties in Black: Some Favourite Book Covers

A lazy post today since I haven't finished the book(s) I was planning to review this week. Us readers love our books for what's inside of course, but we also love books for what they look like, don't we? Covers--pretty or striking in some way or other--are what draw us to books so many times.…

Shelf Control #49: Diabolic Candelabra by E.R. Punshon #Mystery #TBR #GoldenAge

Wednesday, June 19--time again for Shelf Control! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, just pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it. Link back to Lisa's page, and do also…

Book Review: The Book Hunters of Katpadi by Pradeep Sebastian

The Book Hunters of Katpadi is a story that takes one into the world of antiquarian books and collecting. Set around a fictional bookstore Biblio in Chennai, supposed to be the country’s first full-fledged antiquarian book store. Run by two bibliophiles, Neela and Kayal, the store specialises in modern Indian first editions, and is in…

Shelf Control #48: Passion by Jude Morgan

Wednesday, June 12--Shelf Control time again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it--when and where you got it, what makes you want…

#Murderous Mondays: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson #BookReview #Mystery

It's been a while since I did a #MurderousMondays post, but that's as it's been a while since I read a murder mystery, surprisingly for me. #MurderousMondays is a feature started by Mackey at Macsbooks, to share her latest murder read. A historical mystery, a contemporary, paranormal, or cosy--there are so many kinds of murder…