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The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2M ago

Bruce’s Shelfies: We have come….to the end.

Well. Sort of.  We haven’t come to the complete, grinding end, but it’s time to announce that I will be winding back my output for this blog over the next few months.  After nearly five year...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2M ago

Picture Book Double Dip: Dragons and Planetary Terraforming…

Grab some colourful snacks to accompany two colourful picture books for today’s double dip review.  We received both of today’s books from Bloomsbury Australia for review.  First up, we have...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2M ago

Top Book of 2017 Pick: The Ethan I Was Before…

Today’s Top Book of 2017 pick is one for the middle grade readers who like something authentic and realistic, steeped in humour and depth.  We received The Ethan I Was Before from Hachette A...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2M ago

Gabbing about Graphic Novels: The Park Bench…

Today’s graphic novel is a ode to the humble park bench from Christophe Chaboute.  We received The Park Bench from Allen & Unwin for review and here’s the blurb from Goodreads: Chabouté’s en...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2M ago

Meandering Through Middle Grade: The Guggenheim Mystery…

What an interesting offering I have for you today!  I first encountered The London Eye Mystery by the late Siobhan Dowd back in 2008, a year or so after its release.  The story features Ted,...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2M ago

Picture Book Perusal: I Just Ate My Friend…

I’ve got a new book on the block for fans of subversive picture books of the style of Jon Klassen today, with I Just Ate My Friend by Heidi McKinnon.  We received our copy from Allen & Unwin...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2M ago

DNF with Massive Potential: Give Me the Child…

Although today’s book was a DNF for me, I would still heartily recommend it to you if you enjoy psychological thrillers featuring creepy children.  We received Give Me the Child by Mel McGra...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2M ago

Fiction in 50 July Challenge: After Dinner…

Welcome to the Fiction in 50 micro-writing challenge for July, with the prompt: If you’d like to join in, just create a piece of prose or poetry in fewer than 51 words and link it up in the ...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2M ago

Corpselight: Paranormal Creatures and Pregnancy on the Streets of Brisvegas…

If you are as much a fan of Ben Aaronovitch’s DC Peter Grant series of paranormal police procedural novels as we are, you really should prick up your pointy, furry ears for the book we have ...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 3M ago

Fi50 Reminder and TBR Friday: The Luck Uglies…

It’s that time of the month again – Fiction in 50 kicks off on Monday!  To participate, just create  a piece of fiction or poetry in fewer than 51 words and then add your link to the comment...