A trip to the Arctic. Slow going with this at the moment but hoping it will improve. Advertisements Continue reading Currently reading
The reading challenge of 10 books between June and November is on track…..I think I am lucky to have found this little gem! A satisfying read. I really enjoyed this book. I wanted to rush back to it to hear of the escapades on Everest. When a book grabs you like that you know it is good! The author has a wonderful vocabulary and I … Continue reading What a little gem!
I am over the moon at being tagged by Brittany at https://perfectlytolerable.com/2018/10/24/get-to-know-ya-book-tag/comment-page-1/#comment-4473 such a lovely welcome to the book blogging community. Loving those awesome gifs too…. x Favourite book of all time! Very close to the top a few others are: Robinson Crusoe, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and Jane Eyre. Favourite Book Five Years Ago Favourite Duology/Trilogy/Series Not really a … Continue reading Getting to know ya! Tag Blog!
A good article by the ‘New Yorker’, based on Shirley Jackson, author of gothic horror ‘ The Haunting of Hill House’ (one of my favourite ghost stories), and ‘We have always lived in the Castle’. Shows the brief and torn life of Shirley Jackson. Reveals how her feelings of oppression and unspoken fears, are reflected in her fiction. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/17/the-haunted-mind-of-shirley-jackson?mbid=social_facebook&fbclid=IwAR1pAoeCActZQY5-HNZCb1HNZhelE6K9gWcHhpL8_mVUGwLMJgvM8q39vgg Continue reading Shirley Jackson
Review 3.5 stars out of 5 Update finished reading this! Review What an interesting idea for a book. Quite a unique angle to consider an elderly man who has been hearing benevolent voices the whole of his life. What surprised me, until I read the authors Afterword, is that I never questioned whether the voices were real. I automatically assumed they were supernatural as the book … Continue reading The Uncommon life of Alfred Warner in Six Days by Juliet Conlin
Review 4/5 stars A really good read. Eleanor is a complex and self-sufficient figure. She certainly has a unique style with how she deals with life. I quite like her. The book is funny and sad. My favourite part was the first section of the book. I enjoyed her use of a wide vocabulary lol, love learning new words. A bright lady who has a … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman