David Gilman, Gerald Durrell, Jen Williams, Patricia Wentworth, Samantha Shannon

DNF Reviews

The Catherine Wheel Author: Patricia Wentworth | Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd Patricia Wentworth is one of my grandmother’s favourite authors and, while I generally love classic crime fiction from this era, I just didn’t enjoy this book. I really wanted to, but I found myself a bit lost as to who was who and… Continue reading DNF Reviews

Jane Austen

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen | Publisher: Wordsworth Classics I thought, when I picked up Persuasion in order to complete my Book Dragon Challenge, that I’d missed a Jane Austen book. It seemed incredible but I really could not remember reading it! I realised on the first page, I had actually read Persuasion. Thankfully, I mean, we’re… Continue reading Persuasion

Michael Palin

Hemingway Adventure

Author: Michael Palin | Publisher: Orion Books Ltd I’ve always loved Michael Palin’s style. I was an avid fan of his travel documentaries and his books have the same good pacing, sense of humour, and wonderfully vivid sense of place. I must confess, though, I’ve not read a single book by Hemingway. Is that too… Continue reading Hemingway Adventure

Barbara Cooney, Dyan Sheldon

Children’s Books with Eco Themes

Since I’m doing a zero waste week, I wanted to find some great children’s books which would fit with that theme. Ultimately, while we all need to do our part, I think it’s so important that children understand these issues - and books are a fantastic way of supporting that learning. Author: Dyan Sheldon |… Continue reading Children’s Books with Eco Themes

AJ Pearce, Annie Hawes, Genevieve Cogman, J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, Sue Grafton, Top Ten Tuesday

Switch Places with Me? Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over @That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Characters I’d Like to Switch Places With There are way too many to count for this list... But off the top of my head: Chloe… Continue reading Switch Places with Me? Top Ten Tuesday

Gerald Durrell

My Family and Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell | Publisher: Penguin You will all be delighted to hear that I finally, FINALLY finished reading My Family and Other Animals. Boy was that a slog-fest! I'm not sure what I can say about this book that hasn't already been said, but I'll try... I'm not exactly sure why I found this… Continue reading My Family and Other Animals

Ursula K. Le Guin

A Wizard of Earthsea

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin | Publisher: Penguin The Earthsea books are one of those classic works of fantasy, in the same vein as Lord of the Rings or His Dark Materials, which are raved about by pretty much everyone. And Ursula K. Le Guin has achieved near-godlike status among fantasy fans. I’ve heard so… Continue reading A Wizard of Earthsea