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February Book of the Month Award

February 19, 2019

3 wonderful books nominated by The Reading Desk for February Book of the Month Award

Only a Mother – Elisabeth Carpenter @LibbyCPT

The Wait for Shadows – Karl Holton @KarlHolton

The Puppet Show – Mike Craven @MWCravenUK

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The Annual Bookend: Volume 1 (2018)

January 9, 2019


2018 was my first year contributing book reviews to the book industry, which I started rather cautiously in January 2018. I had no concept of how it would all play out, whether readers and authors would see value in the content I provided, and how they would use that…


Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist

October 11, 2018

An Overview of the 6 Books Shortlisted
Milkman – Anna Burns

In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law…


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Launch of “A Ladder to the Sky” – John Boyne

August 10, 2018

John Boyne launched his new book “A Ladder to the Sky” last night, 9th August 2018, at Hodges Figgis, on Dawson Street, Dublin.

John was emotional as he thanked his editor of 10 years, Bill Scott-Kerr,  and his agent of 20 years, Simon Trewin, not only for their ongoing support but their support,…

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2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

July 26, 2018

An Overview of the 13 Books Longlisted
Warlight – Michael Ondaatje
London, 1945. The capital is still reeling from the war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel are abandoned by their parents who leave the country on business and are left in the dubious care of a mysterious figure named The…


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Bloodline Audiobook Released – 24 July 2018

July 24, 2018

The Audiobook narrated by the very talented Marnye Young is released today 24th July 2018. The Cull: Bloodline is written by Eric J Gates and is the first part of an enthralling and bloodthirsty series.


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New Website Launched

July 23, 2018

We’re very excited to launch this new website. Primarily we will continue to focus on great independent and honest reviews, however we also have exciting plans to add more great content to our readers. This will include interviews with authors, additional image, audio(podcast) and video content to complement the…

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