REVIEW: Aphrodite Made Me Do It, Trista Mateer

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

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Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It. In this empowering retelling, she uses the mythology of the goddess to weave a common thread through the past and present. By the end of this book, Aphrodite will make you believe in the possibility of your own healing.

Book Addiction Tag

Saturday, 25 April 2020


I hope this post find you all well and not completely bored out of your minds and that, this time more so than normal, you have found some killer books to help while away the hours.

Lockdown: A Day in the Life

Sunday, 19 April 2020

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Are you as nosey as I am? Or, have you ever wanted to know how a book blogger and reviewer spends their COVID-19 lockdown days? Or, are you simply looking for confirmation that everyone else is as bored/lost/aimless as you are? Then keep on reading.

REVIEW: The Butchers, Ruth Gilligan #BLOGTOUR

Wednesday, 15 April 2020


A photograph is hung on a gallery wall for the very first time since it was taken two decades before. It shows a slaughter house in rural Ireland, a painting of the Virgin Mary on the wall, a meat hook suspended from the ceiling - and, from its sharp point, the lifeless body of a man hanging by his feet. The story of who he is and how he got there casts back into Irish folklore, of widows cursing the land and of the men who slaughter its cattle by hand. But modern Ireland is distrustful of ancient traditions, and as the BSE crisis in England presents get-rich opportunities in Ireland, few care about The Butchers, the eight men who roam the country, slaughtering the cows of those who still have faith in the old ways. Few care, that is, except for Fionn, the husband of a dying woman who still believes; their son Davey, who has fallen in love with the youngest of the Butchers; Gra, the lonely wife of one of the eight; and her 12-year-old daughter, Una, a girl who will grow up to carry a knife like her father, and who will be the one finally to avenge the man in the photograph.

REVIEW: 18 Tiny Deaths, Bruce Goldfarb #BLOGTOUR

Friday, 3 April 2020


The story of the Gilded Age Chicago heiress who revolutionized forensic death investigation. As the mother of forensic science, Frances Glessner Lee is the reason why homicide detectives are a thing. She is responsible for the popularity of forensic science in television shows and pop culture. Long overlooked in the history books, this extremely detailed and thoroughly researched biography will at long last tell the story of the life and contributions of this pioneering woman.