June Book of Choice Giveaway Hop!

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Welcome to my stop on the June Book of Choice Giveaway Hop hosted by Flylef.  The hop runs from June 1st to 15th and I will be offering ONE winner their choice of book from the Book Depository up to the value of $15AUD.

My giveaway is open internationally provided the Book Depository ships to your country for free.  Other Ts & Cs are in the rafflecopter.

To enter, click on the rafflecopter link below:

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TBR Friday: Greenglass House

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TBR Friday

I’m struggling to keep the momentum up this last month for the Mount TBR Challenge 2017, but I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve finally knocked over Greenglass House by Kate Milford which has been on my TBR list since I pre-ordered it in 2014.  Never mind that it took two years to arrive, but that’s another story.  Let’s crack on.

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Ten Second Synopsis:

Milo and his parents are settling in for Christmas at their historical inn when a collection of strangers arrive unannounced for a prolonged stay. At first it seems the travellers aren’t connected but after Milo and his friend Meddy begin investigating, it appears that all of these disparate people are at Greenglass House for the same reason.

Time on the TBR Shelf:

Technically since mid-2014, physically since October 2016.  See below for details.


I first put this on pre-order at the Book Depository back in…

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My Review of If The Bed Falls In


If The Bed Falls In: A Man in Two Minds; are Either of Them His? (Bedfellows Thriller Series) (Volume 1) - Paul Casselle

If The Bed Falls In by Paul Casselle is the first installment of the Bedfellows thriller series. Tom Friday, a middle-aged photographer and an ex-cocaine user, starts to have doubts of his real identity leaving him to wonder if he is indeed Tom Friday or a British secret agent.


This was a well written story with twists and turns throughout the book. I did find this story hard to follow at times because of the many times that I had to keep up with Tom’s identity, as his identity changed quite often. The characters were well fleshed out, so it was quite an interesting read.

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My Review of The Arborist


The Arborist - P.T. Phronk

The Arborist by P.T. Phronk is a short story about a tree that appears in the yard of Wes who has a need to figure out what kind of tree it is and why it is there. He becomes consumed by the mysterious tree.


This was a quick read with a bit of mystery, but I felt that there should be more to this story. I felt a bit cheated.

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My Review of The Bug


The Bug: Complete Season One - Barry J. Hutchison

The Bug by Barry J. Hutchison is a story about mysterious bugs using people as hosts and causing said hosts to do evil and bazaar things.


I couldn’t get into this story as much as I thought I would, though this was a bazaar story with quite a bit of creepiness. I just had a problem with the execution. It felt a bit choppy to me.

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My Review of The Grotto’s Secret


The Grotto's Secret - Paula Wynne

The Grotto’s Secret by Paula Wynne is two stories that intertwine throughout the book. First, we meet TV show host Kelby Wade. She has been introduced to Dr. Roy Robson, and his sister, who believe that Kelby’s brother was murdered over his knowledge of a miracle herb, which the pharmaceutical companies want their hands on. Needing this herb to save her niece, she and Dr. Roy Robson set out to find the herb.


Then we meet Ana-Maria de Carbonela. It is the year 1492. She and her mother know how to use the herb, but they are in danger from doing so.


This story was alright, though I didn’t care for the going back and forth between the past and the present. I think this story would have been better if we would have learned about the past first, then introduced to the present. I also didn’t care for knowing the identity of the bad guy right off the bat. It kind of put a damper on the whole mystery thing the author was going for.

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