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Reviews A – Z

This is a list of my book reviews in alphabetical order. There are links connected so just click on the titles that you are interested in to see a review! A Animal Farm by George Orwell (The) Arrival by Shaun Tan (The) Artisan Heart by Dean Mayes B (The) Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine […] Read more…

My book love story

I have loved to read books for as long as I can remember. I think my earliest book related memory is of me standing in the garden getting so excited as Mum and Dad gave me another Enid Blyton book. I loved the ‘Adventures of the Wishing Chair’ and ‘The Faraway Tree’ series in particular. […] Read more…

Blogmas Days 8 – 14

Day 8 (Tuesday): Book on my wish list I have bought quite a few books lately, but my to-read list is forever growing, so a book high on my wish list that I haven’t bought yet is ‘Beyond the Pale’ by Emily Urquhart. This book tells the story of the author’s daughter who was born […] Read more…

Book haul for October

After my big haul in August, I was somehow quite restrained in September and did not buy any new books! In October, I was still quite sensible, because I have been trying to catch up on the books I have already bought! I did buy three books though…. Room by Emma Donoghue. This book has […] Read more…

Blogmas days 22 – 31

Day 22 (Tuesday): Stocking filler Short stories are great for little gifts. My current favourites are anything by Karen Russell, in particular ‘Haunting Olivia.’ Her writing style is amazing – interesting, quirky, deep, startling, raw – absolutely stunning. Day 23 (Wednesday): Read a Christmas Story I read some of the classic, “A Christmas Carol.” I think […] Read more…

Blogmas: Days 1-7

Day 1 (Tuesday): Merry   Happy Blogmas! Welcome to the festive month! I started the day with Human Nature’s, “Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer”, which was the perfect way to get into the merry spirit (though my brother was not quite there, so I was ordered to turn it off after a little while…. :-p). […] Read more…