I love books and books have always been a part of who I was. Years ago, when one of my friends was asked to describe me, in a game that a group of us were playing, he said "well...she's always doing something vaguely bookish." I was the stereotypical bookworm as a child, reading way past… Continue reading Why it’s so Hard to Read When You’re Experiencing Mental Health Problems
My review of this exquisite new book.
"200 books you HAVE to read before you die" "If you've read THESE books then you're a book addict!" "100 Classics that you HAVE to read" "Top 10 reads for this summer" I'm sure you've all seen these lists before and sometimes clicked on them, noted the titles you've read and come away feeling happy; … Continue reading Iconic Lists of Books You HAVE to read….
It was there; Shining bright, Beckoning me to it. The only thing I had to do Was reach out, But I blew it. I hid myself Behind my Faith, My family, my work. And so it dimmed And grew so cold, And leaked into the earth. I reach out now To touch the… Continue reading Opportunties Lost
Some people only read in bed before they go to sleep - but often find themselves nodding off and then having to try and find where they left off when they pick up the book again the next day. Reading first thing in the morning it can be hard to take things in. Weekend… Continue reading When is the Best Time to Read? #ReadingHabits
Some people swear by reading before bed, some prefer the mornings and other dip in and out of books like a salsa dip...but, I hear you say, WHEN is the best time to read? Well let's have a look at some of the options and then I'll leave the decision up to you. Reading at… Continue reading When is the Best Time to Read? #ReadingHabits
The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wrong. One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since. Now with a… Continue reading Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh #BookReview
The wonderful new novel by Juliet Ashton!
A Pearl for my Mistress is a sensual and tense historical novel set in England in 1934. Old ways and ideas are changing rapidly as the world itself begins to turn on it's head. I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely piece of LGBTQ historical fiction and felt a slight homage to Sarah Waters, although the writing… Continue reading A Pearl for my Mistress by Annabel Fielding #BookReview #BlogTour
I see this book as a work of art, it is not something that I enjoyed reading. Yet, I feel that books like this HAVE to be written to keep the landscape of modern literature fresh, live and moving forward. Angot here handles the taboo of incest in shocking prose and there were times when… Continue reading Incest by Christine Angot #BookReview
A quirky romance story about finding love on the internet, while working in a sexual health clinic and being in your mid-fifties. What do you do when you're a newly divorced 52 year old mother, keen for a second chance of romance? Why internet dating of course! Daisy Mae_224 embarks on the internet dating process… Continue reading Dating Daisy by Daisy Mae #BookReview #BlogTour
Three- Martini Lunch follows the stories of Cliff, Eden and Miles in late 1950s New York. Cliff is a university drop out with ambitions of becoming an acclaimed author. Eden has come to New York to build a career in publishing with the hopes of one day becoming an editor. Miles is soon to graduate… Continue reading Three Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell #BookReview