Death by Book Avalanche

Hello, my name is Roxanne and I live in sunny Cornwall, UK. I have a very large passion for reading and have done so since I was really little, so you will very rarely see me without a book nearby. I enjoy all sorts of books...Horrors, Mysteries, Thrillers, Erotica, GLBT, Romance, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Fantasy and Sci-Fi...there really isn't much that I won't read.


I love animals! I have two beautiful dogs, Eli and Loki which are Husky/Border Collie cross.


As well as reading I love to surf the internet, talk about books, write about books, go to gigs, draw, listen to music and spend time with my family.


Feel free to add me as a friend as I enjoy meeting new people, discussing books and comparing reviews.


Not all of the books I have read are listed on my profile due to a Facebook app, that I used before Booklikes, crashed and I lost everything...I saved as much as I could :)


My Star Ratings System


★ - Painful, a struggle, didn't like it at all.

★★ - Not really my thing, could be greatly improved...Meh!

★★★ - It's OK but I've definitely read better.

★★★★ - I really like you <3

★★★★★ - LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!



Reading list



You can find my Goodreads profile here and my Leafmarks profile here.

finished reading:
Her Last Breath
OMG OMG OMG...Review to follow
Her Last Breath - Linda Castillo
finished reading:
Maisy's Bathtime
My daughter loves to read any book about bathtime as she loves to play in the bath. This is a really cute and brightly coloured book for children aged 3+....Maisy's friend ran...
Maisy's Bathtime - Lucy Cousins
Maisy Drives the Bus
My daughter just loves Maisy at the moment. She also loves buses so this book is a winner.
Maisy Drives the Bus - Lucy Cousins
Maisy Dresses Up
Children love to dress up!
Maisy Dresses Up - Lucy Cousins
No Sanctuary
I am a big fan of Laymon and have been for a number of years. I have read most of his work and have enjoyed them all. I did enjoy this story, however, I did feel that this was...
No Sanctuary - Richard Laymon
Maisy Goes to the Museum: A Maisy First Experience Book
A fun little book about a trip to the Museum. My daughter didn't enjoy this one as much as the other Maisy books we have read, I think that may be because of the words used. M...
Maisy Goes to the Museum: A Maisy First Experience Book - Lucy Cousins
Maisy Tidies Up. Lucy Cousins
Bright, colourful and with simple words, Maisy is a winner when it comes to young children. Hopefully, if I read this enough times my daughter will help me to tidy up...
Maisy Tidies Up. Lucy Cousins - Lucy Cousins
finished reading:
Maisy Goes Shopping
A nice and simple brightly coloured book that children will love. My daughter loves to go shopping so this book was a winner.
Maisy Goes Shopping - Lucy Cousins
Room on the Broom
Great pictures, excellent rhyming and a brilliant story for children. One of my favourites.
Room on the Broom - Axel Scheffler, Julia Donaldson
finished reading:
In the Bath. Leslie Patricelli
This is a little board book showing a baby's bath time routine. Really nice illustrations but very little words, maybe 2-3 a page. Great for really young children.
In the Bath. Leslie Patricelli - Leslie Patricelli
finished reading:
★★★★ 4 StarsI must admit that I am a fan of Darren Shan, I've been reading his work on and off for many years. I also like a good zombie book. I didn't expect some of the elem...
Zom-B - Darren Shan
finished reading:
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
4 Stars ☆☆☆☆This book had me hooked right from the beginning and I really struggled to put it down. There were a couple reasons though why I felt I couldn't give it the full 5...
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson
finished reading:
finished reading:
The Text
3 Stars ☆☆☆I must admit I do like a good short story every so often and there really are some gems out there. I thought the idea behind 'The Text' was very clever and interest...
The Text - Claire Douglas
finished reading:
The New Hunger (Warm Bodies, #0.5)
Review to follow...
The New Hunger (Warm Bodies, #0.5) - Isaac Marion
finished reading:
The God Delusion
✪✪✪✪✪ 5 starsThis was an intense and very thought provoking read. It's anything but light and Dawkins certainly likes to pack a punch.I imagine with this one that Dawkins is p...
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
finished reading:

Currently reading

How Not To Disappear by Clare Furniss
Visual CBT: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Avy Joseph
Progress: 7/346pages
Free Yourself From Fears with NLP: Overcoming Anxiety and Living Without Worry by Joseph O'Connor
The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3) by James Dashner