Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life – Dante Fabiero (Review)

slothilda.pngSlothilda focuses on the adventures of the eponymous Slothilda and her corgi, Peanut. Slothilda is, as the more perceptive of you might have guessed, a sloth. Helpfully, “Sloth” is both her surname and her species.

Slothilda tries hard to be the best she can be, although her attempts are often derailed by the powerful temptations of food and sleep. It’s difficult, particularly as a sloth, to keep up with the demands of modern life.

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Murder Most Unladylike – Robin Stevens (Review)

murder most unladylikeWhen Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia’s missing tie. Which they don’t.)

Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She assumes it was a terrible accident – but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place. Continue reading “Murder Most Unladylike – Robin Stevens (Review)”

Wicked Appetite – Janet Evanovich (Review)


Lizzy Tucker makes cupcakes. And cookies and other baked goods, but she’s really good at cupcakes. That’s her talent. She works in a bakery, and leads a quiet life free from troublesome pets or romantic entanglements.

Her quiet life is disrupted when two dangerously attractive and simply dangerous men appear in her life. They think she has another talent, one that’s more significant than baking. They think she can find magical objects, the sort that might bring about the apocalypse.  Continue reading “Wicked Appetite – Janet Evanovich (Review)”

Space Captain Smith – Toby Frost (Review)

I came across A Game of Battleships in a second-hand bookshop a long time ago, and thought it looked interesting. However, A Game of Battleships is not the first book of its series, and I really dislike starting at any point in a series than the start – I know that any book is meant to give enough information to be enjoyed on its own, but I still find it irritating; I worry I’m missing things, or that I’d enjoy it more if I’d already formed an acquaintance with the characters.

I bought it for someone who has no such scruples, but didn’t read it myself – I vaguely looked around for the first one, but failed to find it, and the series slipped from my mind. Occasionally, I would remember some vague detail about it, but never enough to actually track it down.

Finally, I spent a while googling “space British Empire” and “science fiction lemmings”, and this gave me the name of the author again. I bought the first book – Space Captain Smith, and at last got to see if the series lived up to its concept. Continue reading “Space Captain Smith – Toby Frost (Review)”