I received an early review copy of Seeking Shadows for the purpose of this review, however all opinions and words are my own.

Hello Bookworms! I have a wonderful book to share with you today. Seeking Shadows is the first book in a new series called The Chronicles of the Balance by author E. A.Cartwright. Seeking Shadows was released earlier this month so if you like the sound of it is available in both ebook and paperback format.

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Since my own diagnosis of autism in late 2019, I have been looking for books by autistic authors to add to my TBR. There is something so wonderful about seeing your whole self of page, and through these books I have learned more than a little about myself and my diagnosis which is new, but also not new at all. I have found some absolutely incredible books and wanted to create a list so that others could read them too. If you have any suggestions please get in touch as I would love to add them to my list!

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I was sent an ecopy of A Dowry of Blood from the publisher in return for an honest review, however all opinions and words are my own and I have a physical copy preordered from them which I bought myself because I love this book that much, and need to have a phyical copy in my library to cherish forever.

I have an extra special treat for you all today, the review of my fave 2020 read! A Dowry of Blood is out later this month and you should definitely check it out. I plan on rereading as soon as my physical copy arrives.

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As you can see we have a brand new look for Odd Socks and Lollipops – over the past few weeks, it’s been a lot of work behind the scenes to plan it and sort everything out. My husband helped me so much with the push to actually go ahead and start my blog redesign and here my new look. And isn’t it amazing?!

Sharing my new headers as part of my blog redesign

I love my new colour scheme, blog header, and badge.  It’s so wonderful to have a blog makeover, I have changed things in the past but never a complete change over like this! And I really love my new theme! I had had a couple of make overs in the past and even had a go at designing things myself, using various free images.

I am still tweaking bits and pieces but this is more or less how Odd Socks and Lollipops is going to look going forward and I couldn’t be happier. I really feel like this encapsulates everything that I want to share on my blog, the focus on family and books. I am hoping to change the focus of my blog going forward and share my of my own experience including my experience of Fibromyalgia, my late Autism diagnosis and my experiences of being an autistic parent.

I am not a huge fan of change, and I must say that it’s sometimes hard to let go of old things, like the photos in my old header, but they were getting a little dated  I definitely think this new look is much more me! I hope that you will all carry on with my on this journey and I hope that sharing my experiences as well as our book reviews will be helpful for others, even if it is just finding their very next read!

I have set myself lots of blogging goals and I feel that with this amazing new look, I have extra energy to work towards them all – I hope that this year is going to be an amazing and most of all fun year for my blog, and it’s certainly got off to a fantastic start with this redesign!


Hello Bookworms! I couldn’t let the run up to Christmas pass without at least one bookish gift guide, and here’s the first! Today I thought I would share a range of awesome books for kids – from picture books right up to middle grade which I would definitely recommend as gifts.

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