Characters Who Would Make Brilliant Best Friends (Six for Sunday)

This week’s Six for Sunday topic ‘Characters you think would make brilliant best friends’ was a bit more difficult than I thought it would be. It turns out there are more characters I would rather not be friends with than ones I would actually call up on the weekend to grab a coffee. It might be due to the genres I typically read not including overly pleasant characters or characters I would consider to be quality friend material. But the following four ladies and one gentleman are my definite go-to for literary best friends.

This post is part of the weekly Six For Sunday tag hosted by A Little But a Lot! Check out their blog for weekly literary prompts and join in!

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3 Quotes, 3 Days: Day 3

This is it, my final day of quotes. Thank you to mistysbookspace one last time for tagging me — it’s been fun! So far I’ve shared a quote from Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring and Gaiman’s Neverwhere. I guess this means I find the fantasy genre to be particularly quotable. So I figured I’d share another quote in a slightly different genre to mix it up a little bit. A quick reminder of the rules:

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

So here’s my final quote for the ‘3 Quotes, 3 Days’ tag:

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REVIEW: Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff (2016)

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff 
Publisher: Picador
Format: Hardcover
Length: 372
Published: 2016
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Synopsis via GoodreadsThe critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, twenty-two-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George—publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide—and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr Braithwhite—heir to the estate that owned Atticus’s great-grandmother—they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.

At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn—led by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Caleb—which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centres on Atticus. And his one hope of salvation may be the seed of his—and the whole Turner clan’s—destruction.

A chimerical blend of magic, power, hope, and freedom that stretches across time, touching diverse members of one black family, Lovecraft Country is a devastating kaleidoscopic portrait of racism—the terrifying spectre that continues to haunt us today.


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3 Quotes, 3 Days: Day 2

Day 2 of ‘3 Quotes, 3 Days’! The quote I chose for today’s post was one of my favourite’s from this particular novel. I don’t think I’ve ever read something so relateable, so I’m excited to share it with you.

Thank you again to mistysbookspace for the tag!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Open this post up to see today’s quote and my new nominations!

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New Finds Friday, Week 4

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely week. I’ve really been looking forward to having a lazy couple of days after what felt like a century long workweek. The UK is apparently due for snow and ice again tomorrow and Sunday (snore) so it probably won’t be a great weekend for doing anything outdoorsy, which is a bit disapointing. But no worries, spring should be just around the corner!

I haven’t added too many books onto my ‘to-read’ shelf on Goodreads this week, but I’m still excited about these new additions. Let me know if you’ve read any of them in the comments!

As a reminder, if you want to join in on my weekly New Finds Friday posts, here are the very simple rules!


  1. Choose any books you’ve added to your Goodreads ‘to-read’ shelf from this week.
  2. Mention why you added it, where you heard about it, and when you think you’ll read it.
  3. Tag ‘New Finds Friday’ creator Ashley in Wonderland.
  4. Share the Rules in your post so others can participate.
  5. Repeat on Fridays!

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