Festival of Festive Reading – Part 1

Each December I read nothing but festive-themed books. This year, because, well 2020, I began my festival of festive reading early – and am I glad that I did. My kindle is loaded with Christmas themed novels and all of … Read More

On My Bookshelf – October

The month began in a flurry of reading over the long weekend and then tapered off. In addition to the books below, I also read two of my own: Careful What You Wish For  This must have been my fourth … Read More

On My Bookshelf – September

I didn’t read quite as much as usual in September. This is partly because I was writing more (I know, it’s about time…) but also because I’ve had a calf injury (or is it the knee? Who can tell…) for … Read More

On the Bookshelf – August Reading List

It’s been a month with a varied reading list – and a couple of books that I wouldn’t normally reach for but which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks as always to Adventure Spaniel for modelling the books… The Dictionary of Lost … Read More

On the Bookshelf – July

Okay, it’s time for my monthly book round-up. Without any faffing about, here goes: Can’t Stop The Feeling and Can’t Buy Me Love, by Janet Elizabeth Henderson Henderson, a Kiwi author, writes classic romcom set mostly in Scotland. Her novels are always … Read More

On the Bookshelf – June

Okay, another month is gone…time to share what I’ve been reading for the last month… I read seven books over the month – two of those being audiobooks, and one coming in at a massive 892 pages…or thereabouts. 500 Miles … Read More

On the Bookshelf – May

Okay, it’s bookshelf time, so without further ado, here’s what was on mine in May. The Ruin, The Scholar, The Good Turn, by Dervla McTiernan I’d heard a lot about this series but had been a tad late to the … Read More

On the Bookshelf – April

Okay, rather than doing a round-up of the month – which is a waste of time given that anything interesting goes in my weekly 5 things posts that I’m sure you wait by your laptop every Sunday (or Monday) to … Read More

Armchair Travel Guides

The way I figure it, if I can’t physically travel, I’m going to do it virtually, and that means reading and, re-reading some of my favourite, travel books. Armchair travelling, if you like. It began with this one by Ann … Read More

2019 in Books – The Story So Far

At, or around, the solstice in December we begin to look at goals and intentions for the next 12 months. It makes sense then that at the halfway point in June we look at how we’re going against those. Yep…moving … Read More