Review: ‘The Nakano Thrift Shop’ Hiromi Kawakami

Among the jumble of paperweights, plates, typewriters and general bric-a-brac in Mr Nakano's thrift store, there are treasures to be found. Each piece carries its own story of love and loss - or so it seems to Hitomi, when she takes a job there working behind the till. Nor are her fellow employees any less … Continue reading Review: ‘The Nakano Thrift Shop’ Hiromi Kawakami

Review: ‘Hellishly Ever After’ Nadine Mutas

Ever held a séance and accidentally trapped a demon into marriage? No takers? Just me? Crap. Marriage is my idea of hell, at least until the day an unfairly hot demon shows up in my apartment and drags me to actual Hell — as his wife. I’d honestly rather have a root canal without sedation … Continue reading Review: ‘Hellishly Ever After’ Nadine Mutas

International Women’s Day 2021 – My Favourite Books About Women

It's International Women's Day, a day when we celebrate women - past and present - and their achievements. It's not just a day about recognising and celebrating achievements, though. It's also about the women who are fighting a daily battle for equality. Here in the UK, we live in a patriarchal society. In September 2020, … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021 – My Favourite Books About Women

Review: ‘Through The Woods’ Emily Carroll

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll. Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there... I bought Through The Woods after reading about it in Monster, She Wrote. … Continue reading Review: ‘Through The Woods’ Emily Carroll