October12014

MG Haiku Review: Fat and Bones and Other Stories…

MG Haiku Review: Fat and Bones…

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It’s Mad Martha with you today and I bring to you a special little tome of interconnected short stories featuring a range of delightfully wicked characters, topped off with some wonderfully atmospheric illustration.  Take my hand and let’s enter the world of Fat and Bones…

Fat & Bones and Other Storiesby Larissa Theule is a collection of short, interconnected stories set on Bones’s mother’s…

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September292014

Fiction in 50 September Challenge: A Worthy Adversary…

Fiction in 50 September Challenge: A Worthy Adversary…

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Welcome to the September edition of the Fiction in 50 Challenge! We invite you to join in and compose a piece of writing in 50 words or less on our current prompt and then link it up to the linky, or pop a link in the comments so all can appreciate your prodigious talent.  I’ve also started using #Fi50 when I share entries on Twitter, so feel free to do the same!  This month’s prompt is….

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September262014

A Kidlit Angry Haiku Review and a Fi50 reminder…

A Kidlit Angry Haiku Review and a Fi50 reminder…

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It’s Mad Martha with you today, firstly reminding you that everybody’s favourite mini-fiction writing challenge is kicking off again on Monday! The prompt for this month is…

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To join in, just create a piece of fiction, poetry or whatever in fifty words or less and then link up to the linky in Monday’s post.  Feel free to share the challenge with others who might be interested – we always welcome

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September242014

Blind Servitude: A Haiku Review of a Modern Day Fable (plus an Author Interview!)

Blind Servitude: A Haiku Review of a Modern Day Fable (plus an Author Interview!)

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It’s Mad Martha with you today with a special treat! I have a sweet little indie title for your perusing pleasure, made all the sweeter for its having an Australian author (yippee!).  Stay tuned after my review to meet David Chattaway and find out the inspiration behind this engaging little tale.

Blind Servitudeby David Chattaway follows the story of Eli, a young boy who, along with his family,…

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September222014

A YA Read-it-if Review: Cooper Bartholomew is Dead…

A YA Read-it-if Review: Cooper Bartholomew is Dead…

 

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It’s back to some YA (well, closer to NA actually), teen drama goodness for today’s Read-it-if Review, with the cheerily titled Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James (Australian! Woot!).  I was kindly provided a copy of this intriguing tale of mystery and romance by Allen and Unwin in exchange for review.

The body of Cooper Bartholomew is found at the base of a cliff and all who knew…

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September202014

Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop: Win Stuff!

Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop: Win Stuff!

Welcome to my stop on the Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop!

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The Giveaway Hop is hosted by Stuck in Books and I am a Reader, Not a Writer and runs from the 20th to the 25th of September.  Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this post for a link to all the other participants.

Since we all have different opinions on what exactly makes a good book, I am offering ONE…

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September192014

Lariats at the ready for..Bruce’s Reading Round-Up! (Quirky Edition)

Lariats at the ready for..Bruce’s Reading Round-Up! (Quirky Edition)

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Welcome to a new feature on the blog – my reading Round-Up! This is where I very briefly drag into focus some great books I’ve had the pleasure of encountering and believe should be wrestled into the spotlight for a good bout of oohing, aahing and appreciative nodding.  Today I’ve got four titles that are fun and odd and quirky and highly readable, so saddle up, pop on your book-herding hat and…

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September172014

A Cheeky Read-it-if Review: I Need a New Butt…

A Cheeky Read-it-if Review: I Need a New Butt…

imageBoy have I got something for you today.  Now, admittedly, I am usually not the greatest fan of books that have anything to do with bums, backsides, pooh, farts or anything related to our sitting muscles, but after reading the blurb of today’s offering (and finding out that the author and illustrator are from New Zealand – hooray!) I decided to take a chance.

Today’s offering is titled I Need A…

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September152014

ARC Read-it-if Review and GIVEAWAY: Jackaby…

ARC Read-it-if Review: Jackaby…

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Greetings fiction fans! Today’s offering got me quite excited – it has a little bit of mystery, a little bit of magic, a little bit of investigatory detectivism, a historical setting and a fun, pacey plot.  It’s YA fantasy/paranormal detetctive novel Jackabyby William Ritter.  Stay tuned at the end of my review for your chance to WIN one of TWO SIGNED COPIES of Jackaby thanks to the publisher…

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September122014

Adult Fiction Haiku Review: When Mystical Creatures Attack!

Adult Fiction Haiku Review: When Mystical Creatures Attack!

imageWelcome my dears, to another haiku review with me, Mad Martha.  Today I have a book for you that is bizarre, hilarious, tragic, poignant, silly and moving all at once.  Well, I suppose not all at once. In turns, perhaps.  Suffice to say that Bruce and I agreed it has been the strangest and most rewarding reading experience of the year for us.  Let’s take a stroll into this unusual story, shall we?

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