2020, Blog, Blog Tour, Bookish, Books, Crime

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman #BlogTour #BookReview

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have… Continue reading The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman #BlogTour #BookReview

2020, Blog, Bookish, Books, Reviews, Romance

Messy, Wonderful Us by Catherine Isaac #Review

From Richard & Judy Book club author Catherine Isaac comes the emotional and uplifting story of love, loss, friendship and a letter that changes everything. In late 1983, a letter arrives from Italy, containing secrets so unthinkable that it is hidden away, apparently forever. More than three decades later, it is found . . . by… Continue reading Messy, Wonderful Us by Catherine Isaac #Review

2018, Blog, Bookish

Does Talent = Success?

Oh, to be successful. In a perfect world, we'd all be born with the same privileges and equalled but varied talents. The people with the most talent would exceed in their field, as logic dictates and the people who observed this talent would think the work was worthwhile, but.....it doesn't always work out like that.… Continue reading Does Talent = Success?

2018, Poetry

The Circle of Uncertainty #poetry #30PoemChallenge

One hundred words One hundred songs One hundred rights One hundred wrongs   One hundred lives One hundred deaths One hundred skins One hundred breaths   One hundred eyes! One hundred hearts! One hundred breaks! One hundred parts!   One hundred tears! One hundred wails! One hundred cries! One hundred fails……      

2018, Reading, Reviews

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh #BookReview

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

2017, Blog Tour, Bookish, Reading, Reviews

A Pearl for my Mistress by Annabel Fielding #BookReview #BlogTour

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

Blog, Bookish, Libraries, Reading, Reviews

Incest by Christine Angot #BookReview

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