I have really gotten back into my reading. The blog has helped with organizing my books and opinions about individual books. Most importantly it just ‘felt right’ to read. All that knowledge out there, all that beautiful prose, welcomed, contemplated, sparked curiosity, and enjoyed. It is a wonderful way to continue into 2019. The need to seek answers the need to read and open … Continue reading Welcome 2019
3.9 stars This was the last book of my book challenge (10 books to read between June and Nov). Initially I thought this was a book that would be hard to finish. It started off like the Great Gatsby with US high society and a background of those who were putting up the money for the Arctic expedition. The issue was not that this part was boring, … Continue reading Challenge complete.
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