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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.

  • BOOK OF THE MONTH | NOVEMBER
    Hello Book Folk! It is that time again where I talk about the books I have read. I would usually say this month, but it is now December because I’m a little late with this post. I have read eight books in November along with one or two little rereads but I don’t count them. … Read More
  • BOOK TOUR REVIEW | TRISTAN’S FOLLY BY MARCUS LEE
    Good Evening Bookish Folk! How are we all doing today? I hope you are all freaking awesome. Today I am thrilled to be one of the many incredible bloggers coming together this week to talk to you about Marcus Lee’s second book Tristan’s Folly. This tour is hosted by Storytellers on Tour, who I have … Read More
  • BOOK REVIEW | A FOOL’S HOPE BY MIKE SHACKLE
    Good Afternoon Bookish Folk! It is Monday, and thankfully I am not in work until tomorrow so I can write up my review of Mike Shackle’s second book to The Last War series: A Fool’s Hope! I am absolutely thrilled to be able To read and review this book, it is a dark and sensational … Read More
  • SUNDAYS SEVEN | 7 WINTERY BOOKS THAT MATCH THE COLD OUTSIDE…
    Happy Sunday Bookish Folk! You might need your duvet for these books… I hope you have had a nice and relaxing weekend. I will be returning to work on Tuesday after Lockdown 2.0 just as it is getting icy, perfect for a girl who rides a motorbike. NOT! Hopefully, it won’t get too bad and … Read More
  • BOOK REVIEW | VOICE OF WAR BY ZACK ARGYLE & NARRATED BY ADAM GOLD
    Good Afternoon Bookish Folk! I hope you are all having a good weekend. This week I am in a bid to get up to date with some of my reviews so here is another, and today I am super happy to talk to you about Zack Argyle’s book Voice of War. I would firstly like … Read More
  • BOOK REVIEW | THE STONE KNIFE BY ANNA STEPHENS
    Good Afternoon Bookish Folk! Today I am really happy to be sharing with you my review of Anna Stephens ‘The Stone knife‘ and on its day of publication no less! YAYY!! Happy Publication Day! Firstly, I would like to thank HarperVoyager for approving my NetGalley copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. … Read More
  • SUNDAYS SEVEN | 7 OF MY FAVOURITE QUOTES OR MOMENTS IN THE LORD OF THE RINGS MOVIES…
    Good afternoon book folk and happy Sunday! As some of you may know from my recent Twitter activity I have been rewatching the Lord of the Rings movies and enjoying them sooo much! So, today my post is veering away from the traditional idea of seven books for seven days of the week but I … Read More
  • KEEP IT OR CUT IT | WEEK FOUR
    Hey Everyone and welcome back to KEEP IT OR CUT IT! I hope you are all doing great and have had a lovely week so far. As you know, in a bid to maybe reduce my TBR, I am taking ten books from it and checking to see if I still want to read said … Read More
  • SUNDAYS SEVEN | 7 BOOKS NOT SET IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE…
    Happy Sunday Bookish Folk! Todays Sundays Seven post is going to be, as the title suggests, about books that are NOT set in the typical medieval setting, and a European medieval setting to boot. When we think of fantasy, especially epic fantasy, it is generally a struggle not to conjure up the idea of a … Read More
  • KEEP IT OR CUT IT | WEEK THREE
    Hey Everyone and welcome back to KEEP IT OR CUT IT! As you know, in a bid to maybe reduce my TBR, I am taking ten books from it and checking to see if I still want to read said book. It is week three and I have removed a total of five books so … 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