Glimpsing Gembles

Books 2018

How To Be Brave – Book Review

How To Be Brave by Louise Beech is a special find. It is an incredibly powerful and immersive read, and that is an understatement.  I read this as a buddy read with Stephen, who has become a regular buddy-read friend. Our discussions were stimulating and thought-provoking, and through our shared love of not only books […] Read more…

The Artisan Heart – Book review

Dean Mayes is an author who continues to show his talent with his latest novel, The Artisan Heart. Dean has stepped into the romance genre with this compelling book, and though this varies from his other great books, this style fits Dean perfectly. I have a not-so-secret confession. I am not a fan of romance […] Read more…

You – Book Review

I have been getting more and more into thrillers over the past year (much to my surprise!) so when I repeatedly heard great reviews about You by Caroline Kepnes, it went high up on my TBR. And I am glad it did. This book is compelling and hooked me in from page one. I read […] Read more…

Movement Matters – Book Review

I believe including a good amount of non fiction into our reading is so important and worthwhile. One area that I particularly enjoy to read about is health and wellbeing. Subsequently, I was excited to come across Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement by Katy Bowman. This book […] Read more…

Peggy and Me – Book Review

“Peggy and Me” by Miranda Hart is, simply put, a memoir about Miranda Hart (comedian and actress) and her dog Peggy. And it is hilarious. I have never laughed so much while reading a book. There were moments when I could barely read through the tears and when I had to stifle snorts so as […] Read more…

Bookish goals for 2018

I am feeling excited about the prospect of lots of reading and writing this year. The further I get into my writing degree and the more I hear about books and writing through booktubers and book bloggers, the more enthusiastic I become to read as much as I possibly can. I am a bit of […] Read more…