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Welcome to The Book in Hand. This blog will mostly be book reviews and about my beastly TBR, but there may be on occasions other bookish posts, a few lists of books to read, yearly/monthly wrap ups, book hauls and other bits.

  • 7 SELF-PUBLISHED FANTASY BOOKS YOU AND I NEED TO READ…
    I titled this ‘7 Self-Published Books You And I Need To Read‘ because I have read some of those on the list, and some I haven’t. I really didn’t want to limit this list to books I alone have read, especially when there are some incredible sounding books out there, all of which have been … Read More
  • BOOK OF THE MONTH: JULY
    Shit! Why is the introduction to a post so stupidly hard. I mean all it is really is Hi, I’m about to talk a load of shit. Keep reading! **Thumbs up** But, noo, it can never be that easy, we have Wassupppp? Howdy? Hey? Whaagwan? Alright? And my personal fave How’s it Hanging? but me … Read More
  • 7 STANDALONE FANTASY BOOKS I WANT TO READ
    **Quick Note: This was posted early and not on Sunday because WordPress gave up the goods early** Hello all! I hope your week has been great, but if not don’t worry hopefully my new Sunday feature will cheer you up. Seven books, for the seven days of the week. This Sunday feature will hence forth … Read More
  • Book Review: Morning Star by Pierce Brown
    My Rating: A few facts about Morning Star: Title: Morning Star Author: Pierce Brown Series: Red Rising Saga (Book Three) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Pages: 544 Synopsis: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. Golden Son changed the game and took the story of Darrow to … Read More

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live..”

Annie Dillard

ALL THE BOOKS I HAVE BEEN MEANING TO READ…

Ahhh the TBR, a hopeful list that begins off small, but as the years fly by that once small list grows and grows and grows. Until one day it is no longer a little hopeful list but an unruly beast flooded with all the glories of the book world…

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

C.S. Lewis