Thursday, November 19, 2015

Blog Tour: Every Word by Ellie Marney

Welcome to my stop on Tundra's Every Word Blog Tour! If you know me at all, you'll know I'm obsessed with all things Sherlockian. I've read my fair share of Sherlock-related books, but Ellie Marney's Every Breath and Every Word are definitely my favourites. I'm going to share a short playlist I created of songs I think fit Every Word, plus talk a bit about visiting Baker Street in London.

{Read my review of Every Breath || Read my review of Every Word}

~Marie's Every Word Playlist~
Song for Someone ~ U2
Amsterdam ~ Coldplay
Wonderwall ~ Oasis
Dare You to Move ~ Switchfoot
Do It For Me Now ~ Angels & Airwaves
Radioactive ~ Imagine Dragons
Home ~ Phillip Phillips
London Calling ~ The Clash

Visiting Baker Street in London

In June I fulfilled a lifelong dream: I got to visit London for the first time! I fell head over heels in love with the city. One of the places I was looking forward to visiting most was Baker Street. My travelling companion and I decided beforehand we wouldn't go into the museum; we wanted to see the outside once it was closed because we figured that'd be a good time to get pictures with less people around (we were right). A good portion of Every Word is set in London (yay!). When Rachel and Alicia set out one day to do some sightseeing, I had a feeling I knew where they were going...and then when they emerged from the tube station and Rachel mentioned seeing a Pizza Express across the street, I knew for sure where they were going: 221 Baker Street! I clearly remember the Pizza Express because we were looking for a place to eat and we were so hungry we were willing to eat almost anything. There was a Pizza Hut down the street, but my friend said if we were going to have pizza, she wanted to eat it at a place we don't have at home, and we don't have Pizza Express. Luckily we decided to venture a little further and found a restaurant called Bill's, where we had a delicious three-course meal, but that Pizza Express was stuck in my brain. I thought it was brilliant how Marney worked a visit to the museum into the book.

Ellie Marney was born in the tropical northeast of Australia, and has lived in Indonesia, Singapore and India. Now she writes, teaches, talks about kids' literature at libraries and schools, and gardens when she can, while living in a country idyll (actually a very messy wooden house on ten acres with a dog and lots of chickens) near Castlemaine, in north-central Victoria. Even though she often forgets things and lets the housework go, her partner and four sons still love her. Ellie's short stories for adults have won awards and been published in various anthologies. Every Word is her second novel for young adults.

Find Ellie online: {Website || Twitter || GoodReads || Instagram}

Want your very own copy of Every Word? (Hint: yes, you do.) Tundra and Ellie Marney are generously donating a copy of this fantastic book to one lucky winner in Canada or the US! Enter using the Rafflecopter below - you can do as many or as few entries as you like.

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Have you read Every Word? What did you think? If you haven't read it, do you plan to? Do you like books about Sherlockian characters? Let's talk here or on Twitter!


  1. I loved this book. I can't recall that I've read any other Sherlock inspired books, though I do have one sitting on my shelf patiently waiting. Happy to be on the tour with you.

  2. Reliving your traveling adventure through a book must have been so cool. Thank you for sharing your photos.
    I'm looking forward to sharing my review of Every Word tomorrow on my blog.

  3. I haven't read Every Word yet, but I'm eagerly waiting to do so after loving the first book. Not only was it a great Sherlock mastery, but MY SHIP. I've heard Every Word is even swoon-ier. :D
    I've never read an original Sherlock story, but I read Every Breath last year, and this year I read Anthony Horowitz's "Moriarty" and an ARC of "A Study in Charlotte." I love reading books with very clever MCs, so Sherlock retellings are perfect.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Love, love, LOVE this series so much! Great post!

  5. Love, love, LOVE this series so much! Great post!


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