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
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It’s time I write about this historical fiction book that I’ve actually read a while ago now… Grab your smelling coffee, and run through my thoughts! This is not going to be very long, I think. It’s… compact. 🙂 (Goodreads/Amazon) Discovery: It’s a book co-owned by my boyfriend and I. He enjoyed this one, and the first book in this… Continue reading ‘Gods and Legions’ by Michael Curtis Ford
Really good 4.5 stars Review Not my usual genre – crime thrillers, but found this captivating and ushered me into investigating the murders. Lol, I had literally accused everyone in the town within the first few chapters! The plot is good. It is set in Kiewarra, a hot, desolate, bakingly dry town in the Australian outback. The description reaveals hot the starkness of hot, … Continue reading The Dry by Jane Harper
Did you know you know #FF is short for #FollowFriday? A Twitter trend created by Twitter users as a shout out, a show of appreciation, a nice thing to do. Each Friday, you recommend Twitter profiles that you appreciate and enjoy to all of your followers. This week I’ve decided to bring the Follow Friday feeling to my blog, too, and dedicate this post to… Continue reading #FollowFriday – the blog edition #10
In an excerpt from her new memoir, ‘All You Can Ever Know,’ transracial adoptee Nicole Chung recounts how her parents came to adopt her. via ‘Just Assimilate Her Into Your Family and Everything Will Be Fine…’ — Longreads This looks like an excellent read. Put this on my to be read list! Continue reading ‘Just Assimilate Her Into Your Family and Everything Will Be Fine…’ — Longreads