#libraryfinds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Ransom Riggs #bookreview



First of all, there’s so much to love about this book! I read it in one sitting. I love the photographs that are included, especially of the children, strange, and haunting photographs, which in an interview with the author included in the back of the book Riggs says were a part of the writing process,

‘ultimately the photos and the story influenced each other,’

I like the island setting, the time travel, the changeling elements of the peculiar children, and the historical backdrop against World War Two too. The story of Jacob’s grandfather, and Emma, the romance that couldn’t be, I found to be a touching part of the story.

The story itself was thin on the ground. There were parts that could have been extended, or written better. The rush of detail, threat, and action towards the end of the book was dizzying, but overall the feel of the story, the world(s) Riggs created, was enthralling.


Some book related links and New Releases. Mentions @danecobain @heisawolf & @kenyon_isabelle

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A Poem Amor, En Tres Partes by Jake St. John 

One of my favourite blogs, Dani at Touch my Spine Book Reviews Bookish Images 

Writing Tips  Juansen’s blog is full of wonderful poetry and I enjoyed his useful tips. 

Nine ways to cope with rejection Milly’s tongue in cheek post on rejection includes many cat gifs. 

Getting into writing – an interview with Alex and Travis of Burnt Pine Magazine at Zero Flash 

Ghost City press have their first new release of 2018 available for pre-order 

Crooked Arrow Press celebrate their First Issue full of poems. 

Isabelle Kenyon has editing and proofreading packages at affordable prices. Go to her website to find out the details. 

The very talented Dane Cobain, who is a musician, and has written many excellent books, has now turned to YouTube and the book tube community. He makes videos on his opinions of books, and five bookish facts as well. If you go to YouTube and search Dane Reads you’ll be able to view them. 

Short Reviews from a (Somewhat) Fast Reader Written Word World’s reviews (apologies if I got that wrong!)

This link list was going to be short, but it’s spiralled out of control! Oh well. 
If you’ve read anything spectacular recently share in the comments! 


One of my favourite writers. Christopher Iacono. 

​Not sure how I came across Christopher Iacono but I enjoy reading his writing, and am glad I did!  He’s been published in a few places this month. I loved reading this at Occulum https://occulum.net/2017/08/17/the-hand-shop-by-christopher-iacono/

This is his site where you can find information on all of his other publication credits.  https://cuckoobirds.org


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#libraryfinds My Lucky Life. Dick Van Dyke. 

I’m a sucker for a showbiz autobiography! And I loved reading this one. Surprise fact, he enjoyed making Mary Poppins, but not Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 


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