Crafts & Hobbies

What I’ve been reading – Not much!

reading frame mock up water mark
By this water mark free digital print at my Etsy shop Link HERE 

Sup folks! I am around two months late on staying track with my monthly reads – And it’s been a bit of a sham to be honest! I haven’t read much at all but i have read some!
This post i will share with you four reads and mini reviews! If you follow me on Goodreads  then three of the books i have already put my reviews on because i read these way back at the end of Feb/ beginning of March.
SO the first book i am going to mention i haven’t gotten around to posting on Goodreads.
As for the other three, i will just copy and paste LOLOL – Not sorry.
By the way as for spelling mistakes i am tired so i have re-read this post but my eyes are stinging meeeeeeeeeee
GONE! FORGOTTEN! DEAD?: A Chief Inspector Joseph Hughes mystery (C I Hughes Mystery Book 1) by [Berryman, Janet]
Gone! Forgotten! Dead? – Well firstly this author is my boyfriends friends mum Janet Berrryman. I never new his mum was a self published author and i would of read her books long before! So when i found out i actually bought the book and did mention i would post a review on my blog – Nobody asked me to, i just thought i would because i am trying to stay *cough* consistent *cough* with monthly reviews.

Here is what it says on back! 
Chief Inspector Joseph Hughes is the very best in his field; renowned for capturing the worst of human kind; Serial-Killers, Human Traffickers; rapist’s. murderers etc…. C I Hughes receives a letter from a distraught mother, her teenage daughter had been missing for a number of years; the local police treated it as yet another teenage runaway looking for the bright lights of the city; her mother new better
C I Hughes looked into the area’s past; he noticed that this small town of Lettersby which was expanding rapidly; had the highest number of runaways in the country
C I Hughes who is nearing retirement asked to be seconded to Lettersby where a Police College had been opened in the aptly named Lettersby Avenue; there C I Hughes could lecture at the college one day a week to the new recruits, the rest of the time setting up a small team to investigate the area; little did he know what a minefield he would be walking into; was this case bigger than any he done previously? Will this be the biggest case ever recorded in Great Britain? Only time will tell……..

What did i think? 4/5

Honestly, that rating is not biased. I legit loved this book, i think because i am a sucker for British police and good old detective work. Janet is an absolutely fantastic author and i did not get bored at all with the story. NO spoilers, because i don’t like ruining good stories! I have been finding it so hard lately to pick up a decent mystery, crime or thriller book because they seem to be the same. Predictable protag, rushed endings and MASSIVE false claims at being ‘a unstoppable read’ – This book was a breath of fresh air, Janet is a breath of fresh air when it comes to self published authors.
The story is interesting and realistic. It reminds me of a really good police drama and you want to just figure it out and get to the bottom ASAP. If you want something different to read that’s not full whinging crap and fake jump scares. Then please consider reading this book! – I mean, read a quality story not a tacky one lol – #Sorrynotsorry
I like the characters and her writing style. No over use of words to make the author sound Oxford intelligent or ridiculously pompus. Janet is a perfect writer and has such a great talent of telling a story and captures that realistic feeling of the police without it feeling force or badly researched – Which she didn’t do! A lot of writers don’t grasp the realism of policing and i felt she got everything right. It’s a basic read – Which don’t take that the wrong way. I mean, she doesn’t shower her story with sparkles and unicorn shit to make it more than it is. Some authors like to exaggerate the story because the plot is boring or the protag is flat. You will real this book, not feel bored and just really get stuck into a good story. She is a dark horse of an author and i wish her the best of luck in her writing path!
(A detailed review on my Goodreads will be some time next week ’cause i am behind on everything.)
To buy this book then click here 


Brave by [McGowan, Rose]

5/5 – Just honestly read this. 

About the book

Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood.

In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit.

Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She reemerged unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck.

BRAVE is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto—a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be BRAVE.
What i thought

OK i do have spoilers because its hard not to as her life is so out in the world already and she has spoken in interviews and been vocal on social media.

We all know her from the Harvey pig face of Hollywood or her relationship with Manson but don’t expect this book to be literally about pig face – It’s about EVERYTHING. From growing up as a kid, teenager, all the sexual abuse she had to face with all kinds of people, drugs etc etc. MAINLY so about her life being raised in a cult, which was fascinating, sad and then very disturbing. Alot of her memories in the cult are minimal because she was so young, but it has effected her in many ways.
This woman has been through some shit, pardon my French. I read this book in a day and a half because i wanted to know more about how to dealt with each bit of crap thrown at her.
You do get to have the uncomfortable experience with Harvey pig and even her experiences and thoughts with Tarantino. To over come what she has, i understand why she is the way she it and that she is like the book is titled BRAVE.
Get this book, read it, educate yourselves and be amazed and shocked.
You can read my full review here and buy it here


The Magpies by Mark  Edwards

5/5 – Don’t read the follow up. The story is perfect the way it is. 

About the book

When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms.

But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie’s best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror.

As they are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back—but he has no idea what he is really up against . . .


What i thought 

This book creeped me out – No it SERIOUSLY freaked me out. Stalky neighbours *cough* and just odd shit. I mean i love watching nightmare neighbours so i think thats what drew me to this book and that FB kept showing me the AD for it – So screw it, i bought it and read it.
Because i have already reviewed this book i am going to just direct you to my Goodreads review instead >>>>> READ  – I am being a lazy person right now and because i read this book AGES ago the excitement of telling you about it has gone LOL plus knowing the second book is pants, it ruins my mood.

I will however not that this author is a brilliant writer and he captured suspense REALLY well, to a point where i read this book in the day. Buy the book here 

A Murder of Magpies: A Short Sequel to The Magpies (Kindle Single)


Whats the book about

he terrifying sequel to the #1 bestseller The Magpies.

Five years ago Jamie Knight lost everything: his home, his wife and their unborn child. But at least the woman responsible, ‘Dark Angel’ Lucy Newton, was in prison, and slowly Jamie was able to rebuild his life.

But now Lucy has been freed on appeal, and before long Jamie receives a message from a desperate stranger. Lucy is up to her old tricks—ruining lives for fun.

Jamie agrees to help. But once again, he has no idea what he is getting himself into…


What i thought

Sorry but i am not wasting my time talking about this book and i cant fathem the fake 5 star amazon reviews. The author is so good and i am shocked that he went down this route with the short sequel. It was un-realistic, rushed, forced, shite. He could of turned this into another masterpiece, but he got lazy.
Read my full review here and buy it here


Thanks so much for reading folks, make sure to check back for an edited post once my full review for Janet Berryman’s book and if you are not following me on Goodreads then please do – I promise to be more active!




Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.