Fun for Monday: The Addams Family Tag

This is another tag I owe to the marvellous Zeezee and which was created by booktuber Hannah Tay. I couldn’t resist an Addams Family themed tag, even if I tried. I remember watching the tv show when I was a kid and the films with Anjelica Houston and Raul Julia in my very early teens. I loved and continue to love both. So this tag seems the perfect way to kick off my participation in Spooktastic Reads 2021. Woo!   Morticia Addams – mother and witch: your favourite witch book? I know I should answer with something creepy, as befits the … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Addams Family Tag

Fun for Monday: The Wanderlust Tag

This is a tag that was created by Alexandra of Reading By Starlight and that has been tackled recently by some of my favourite people: the Orang-utan Librarian, Zeezee with Books, Ola and Piotrek of Re-enchantment of the World,  Maddalena of Space and Sorcery and the inimitable Bookstooge. As I am a very reluctant traveller IRL it’s been great to see everyone’s choices and my TBR has swollen yet again. Now it’s time for a little payback, I hope …   Secrets and lies: a book set in a sleepy small town The Thread that Binds the Bones by Nina … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Wanderlust Tag

Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier

Before I begin, can I just say that it’s a complete fluke that there are fairy-tale-retelling elements in Heart’s Blood, after last week’s Kingdom of Sleep, and that this parallel in my reading was in no way deliberate. Just one of those happy accidents. I picked this up having been inspired by both Maddalena of Space and Sorcery and Karina of Karina Reads to try Juliet Marillier’s books (hearty thanks are due!). I have Daughter of the Forest on the book pile at home, but I got caught short at work without a book to read (drama!) and Heart’s Blood … Continue reading Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier