Author Archives: Claire (BWB)

About Claire (BWB)

It's Claire (aka Quirky) from Bitches With Books, an online book blog that serves up a healthy dose of book reviews, lists + literary madness.

Claire: Plans for 2017

2017  So what’s the plan for 2017? This year I want to be as feminist as fuck. The past has been a bit rough on me, 2014 was the year of graduating with my MSc and not flunking, 2015 to finding … Continue reading

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Claire: My 2016 in Review

My Year In Books • • • Goodreads Challenge Goodreads goal of 50: I read 58 books. • • • My resolutions: Read at least 96 books, novellas, short stories, manga and graphic novels. Failed Read up to 5 translated works. Failed … Continue reading

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Review: Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) Audiobook

Book: Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) by Garth Nix Publisher: 2002, Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of The Random House Audio Publishing Group Narrator: Tim Freakin’ Curry Time: 10 hrs, 28 mins Genre: YA, Fantasy Recommend: fantasy fans, magic fans Book … Continue reading

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A Well-Read Jaunt: Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Midnight Release

On July 30th a few friends and myself, exited the Tottenham Court Road tube to make our way to Foyles Charing Cross for the Harry Potter and the Curse Child midnight release. I’ve always wanted to go to a bookish … Continue reading

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The Review: The Butterfly Garden

Book: The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison Publisher: Thomas & Mercer, 2016 Genre: Murder mystery, thriller Rating: Source + Date Read: Kindle Unlimited, June 2016 Recommend: For lovers of a visual thriller mystery Book Pro’s: Truly original concept Book Con’s: SO GRAPHIC Summary: For … Continue reading

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Literary Listings: 4 Library Borrows by East Asian Authors

4 Library Borrows by East Asian Authors Real World by Natsuo Kirino, Philip Gabriel (Translator) I read Out by Kirino and I absolutely loved it! I was so happy when I realised my library had this I had to run down and … Continue reading

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Review: The Body Reader

Book: The Body Reader by Anne Frasier Publisher: Thomas & Mercer, 2016 Genre: Murder mystery, thriller Rating: Source + Date Read: Kindle Unlimited, June 2016 Recommend: For quick read thriller lovers Book Pro’s: Quick burn novel with tons of intrigue Book Con’s: Some assault … Continue reading

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Review: Six Four

Book: Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama Publisher: Quercus, 2016 Genre: Murder mystery, thriller, Japanese Rating: Source + Date Read: Library, July 2016 Recommend: For fans of slow burn intrigue and mysteries Book Pro’s: Such great intensity (though slow building) and characters Book Con’s: It is reallllllllly … Continue reading

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