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Book Review: Malice in Wonderland by Nicholas Blake

Book Review: Malice in Wonderland by Nicholas Blake



Book Review: Malice in Wonderland by Nicholas Blake
Tampered pianos, tennis balls dipped in treacle, and mysterious forces pulling idle swimmers underwater: the ‘Mad Hatter’ is wreaking havoc at Wonderland summer camp and his pranks are getting dangerous.

Private detective Nigel Strangeways receives a call for help from Wonderland, a new holiday camp that has recently opened only to be plagued by a series of cruel practical jokes conducted by the self-proclaimed ‘Mad Hatter’.
The camp’s owners are convinced a rival firm, desperate to put them out of business, is behind the events. But with four hundred guests, an angry hermit, and plenty of disgruntled employees, who is the ‘Mad Hatter’?









Authortube: What Do I Post?


Authortube: What Do I Post?


I'm in full swing with my end of year audit, and plans for 2018. One thing I want to be more organised about, and do more of is Authortube. I'm getting organised for Booktube in general, but for today's post I want to concentrate on the author community.

Booktube in a small community on Youtube. Authortube in an even smaller segment of that. My goal is to post one Authortube video, and one Booktube video a week (minimum) in 2018.

Ideas for Booktube videos are easy. Book reviews, unboxings, book hauls, book tags, readathons, etc... There's plenty of content options. 

Authortube is a smaller community and so doesn't have many tags. I'm trying to come up with a few originals to post in the new year, so that's a starting point I guess. The problem is, what else should I post?

What to post?


I've done some readings from some of my books in the past and will be adding more of those. 

Then I thought about reviews. I do a lot of book reviews for Booktube, so why not do some reviews of gadgets, and tools I use for my writing too, right? 

I've also been thinking about writer problems and how to overcome them. If I struggle, maybe others out there are having the same problems. Stuff like time management, and finding inspiration would fall into this category too. 

Work in progress vlogs work well during events like NaNoWriMo. Would these still appeal to viewers throughout the rest of the year?

I took part in an Authortube Collaboration earlier this year which was a lot of fun. I'd love to do more of these in the new year. Anyone interested in doing something? Ideas for what that something could be?

Come check out my Youtube channel.

Are you part of Authortube? Do you struggle to come up with ideas for video content? 

Got a suggestion for a video that you'd like to see me do that's not on the list above?


A Bookish Christmas: A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it


A Bookish Christmas: A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it #BlogHop


Welcome to my stop on the A Bookish Christmas Blog Hop. Today's question is  A book cover that has a wonderfully Christmas feel to it.

A Bookish Christmas:  A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it.
When I think of Christmas books the first one that springs to mind is The Night Before Christmas by Clemente C. Moore. My family would read it together every Christmas Eve when I was growing up and it's a tradition I do with my own kids too. There are so many different versions of this book, some being text only, others being elaborately illustrated. I personally prefer the illustrated versions. 

Here's what the rest of the blog hop team had to say:


A Bookish Christmas:  A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it.
Belinda Bekkers

Bookishly has released a wonderful exclusive cover for A Christmas Carol that I’m crushing on. I might indulge once I’ve finished the Christmas shopping.

A Bookish Christmas:  A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it.


A Bookish Christmas:  A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it.
Laurie Lucking

A Match of Sorts by Lucette Nel just released on December 1st and I love the cover! The ornaments, bow, and snow-covered chapel give it the perfect Christmas feel.

A Bookish Christmas:  A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it.


A Bookish Christmas:  A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it.
Skye Hegyes

Dinosaurs have always been a big hit with my family. Check out the new Jurassic World movie, eh? So, last year, we discovered The Dinosaurs’ Night Before Christmas by Anne Muecke. It was a cute children’s book combining the classic tale with a new dino twist, and it was awesome. Definitely one I’d like to get and read again.

A Bookish Christmas:  A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it.

A Bookish Christmas:  A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it.
Leslie Conzatti

Since the first few books that struck me as having the “elegant, holiday, wintery” kind of aesthetic were ones that had nothing to do with Christmas, I’m going to have to go with Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie. I absolutely love the Belgian detective, and the story has all of the characteristic scandals and murder and ulterior motives that can only happen in a holiday spectacular brought to you from the Queen of Mystery herself!

A Bookish Christmas:  A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it.

A Bookish Christmas: A​ ​book​ ​cover​ ​that​ ​has​ ​a wonderfully​ ​Christmas​ ​feel to​ ​it


Make sure you follow along with the other posts in this blog hop and join in the bookish Christmas fun. You can find the whole schedule here.



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