30.04.2022

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The Enchanted April: book review

Author: Elizabeth von Arnim Genre: Classics, Romance, Literary Fiction Year: 1922 Rating: I will try to keep this review short and sweet, just the way the book was! The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim is the perfect book for April, it really is enchanted! It will definitely make you…

31.03.2022

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The Violets of March: book review

Author: Sarah Jio Genre: Literary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction Publisher: Plume Books Year: April 2011 Rating: Sarah Jio’s writing captivated me from the beginning of the book and this was her first novel! It was so easy to get into the story and the more I read, the more…

28.02.2022

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Sunflowers in February: book review

Author: Phyllida Shrimpton Genre: YA, Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Hot Key Books Year: February 2018 Rating: I always say that each book is different for everyone, every reader experiences it in a unique way. However, with Sunflowers in February I couldn’t help but think, what would somebody not like about this…

31.01.2022

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January: book review

Author: Alix E. Harrow Genre: Fantasy; Historical Fiction; Bildungsroman  Publisher: Orbit Year: 2019 Rating: Where do I start? When I started this book, I was a bit sceptical, as I always am when reading fantasy. I just wanted it to be good. And it was good, it just lacked something….

26.01.2022

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Where Decay Sleeps: book review

Author: Anna Cheung Genre: Gothic; Horror; Poetry Publisher: Haunt Publishing Year: 2021 Rating: The amazing Rebecca Wojturska, Managing Director and Editor of Haunt Publishing, very kindly provided me with a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review, so here it goes! Where Decay Sleeps is a dark,…

21.01.2022

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The Actuality: book review (Sandstone Press Book Tour)

Author: Paul Braddon Genre: Speculative fiction; Sci-fi; Dystopian fiction Publisher: Sandstone Press Year: 2021 Rating: I was kindly gifted a copy of Paul Braddon’s The Actuality and I am participating in the Sandstone Press book tour to celebrate its paperback publication! I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to finish…

08.09.2021

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Death’s Edge: book review (SmashBear Publishing Book Tour)

Author: John Ortega Genre: Urban fantasy Publisher: SmashBear Publishing Year: September 2021 Rating: Thank you so much, SmashBear Publishing for kindly providing me with the eBook copy of Death’s Edge and for inviting me to be part of the book tour for this great read! Wow, what a journey! This is an amazing book,…

01.06.2021

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The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: book review

Original title: La Vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert Author: Joël Dicker Genre: Crime, Thriller Publisher: Quercus Publishing Year: 2014 Rating: I read this book a few years ago when I was still living in Spain and read it in Spanish, hence the Spanish cover of the paperback. I wrote my…

11.05.2021

Eating Exploring Reading

Why Owls, Bees and Reading?

In order to celebrate the first milestone of Owl.Bee.Reading – we reached 100 followers on Instagram! – I decided the time has come for some explanation. Sure, for many bookstagrammers having 100 people following them is not a lot but to me it means a lot. So, a massive THANK…

04.05.2021

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The Innocents by C.A. Asbrey: book review

Author: C.A. Asbrey Genre: Historical Fiction; Mystery Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing Year: April 2018 Rating: A couple of years ago I received a copy of this book by the author via Booktasters in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Booktasters and C.A. Asbrey, for the amazing read! The Innocents is…