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Welcome to the New and Improved Lit Addicted Brit

Welcome to the New and Improved Lit Addicted Brit

When I first started blogging, I wanted a simple free platform that was easy to use and would just give me a tiny corner of the internet to chat about books. Blogger was an easy choice and I’ve played around with a few different colour […]

June Wrap-up and Favourites

June Wrap-up and Favourites

June was extraordinary. We got married, spent three weeks in Italy exploring, eating and drinking delicious wine and it was truly incredible. Since I’ve been back at work, I’ve been insanely busy but I’ve barely had time to think during the week. Hopefully things will […]

We Got Married

We Got Married

I’ve been trying for a while to come up with a pithy blog post title or a first line that somehow sums up the past few weeks in a way that conveys how wonderful they’ve been without sounding twee. I haven’t been able to. The […]

April Wrap-up and Favourites

April Wrap-up and Favourites

Hey, guess what?  Planning a wedding while working full time is all kinds of busy.  I’ve read very little and I’ve written even less. Well, I’ve written more than I’ve published and I have found not sticking to such a rigid reviewing format a bit […]

Spring Cosy Reading Night: TBR and Wrap-up

Spring Cosy Reading Night: TBR and Wrap-up

I’ve got more and more into the habit of watching BookTube videos while I’m getting ready or otherwise pottering about the house recently and one of my favourite channels is Lauren’s,  Lauren and the Books.  I trust her recommendations because her reading tastes in the […]

Book Thoughts: ‘Sufficient Grace’ by Amy Espeseth

Book Thoughts: ‘Sufficient Grace’ by Amy Espeseth

Overall rating:  4 out of 5 stars Ruth and her cousin Naomi live in rural Wisconsin, part of an isolated religious community. The girls’ lives are ruled by the rhythms of nature — the harsh winters, the hunting seasons, the harvesting of crops — and […]

March Wrap-up and Favourites

March Wrap-up and Favourites

I’ve been trying to work out this month why in a time when I’m perhaps more interested in books and writing than ever, my blog is quieter.  I know that in part it’s because I’ve had limited free time recently and I’ve had to make […]

Review: ‘The Roanoke Girls’ by Amy Engel

Review: ‘The Roanoke Girls’ by Amy Engel

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 starsBeautiful.Rich.Mysterious.Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl.But you won’t when you know the truth.Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin at the Roanoke family’s rural estate following the suicide of her mother. […]

February Wrap-up and Favourites

February Wrap-up and Favourites

I knew it had been a while since I’d written anything vaguely book-related but I didn’t realise it had been nearly six weeks!  February and what’s already gone of March has been so busy.  It turns out that working pretty solid 50-60 hour weeks, planning […]

Review: ‘Bird Box’ by Josh Malerman

Review: ‘Bird Box’ by Josh Malerman

Rating: 4 out of 5 starsMost people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew. Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we […]