John Seymour

Forgotten Household Crafts

Author: John Seymour | Publisher: DK “I’m only a housewife, I’m afraid.” How often do we hear this shocking admission. I’m afraid when I hear it I feel very angry indeed. Only a housewife: only a practitioner of one of the two most noble professions… When a woman says she is a housewife she should… Continue reading Forgotten Household Crafts

Ben Aaronovitch, Cassandra Clare, Deborah Halber, Jacqueline Winspear, John Seymour, Philip Pullman

October Haul

This month, since I’m still on a tight budget until after we move house at the end of the month, I’ll mostly be keeping myself entertained with re-reads. Though, I have made one or two small purchases… I honestly think I have a book-buying problem! I start to wonder what life is, if I can’t… Continue reading October Haul

Ben Aaronovitch, Jane Austen, Mary Norton, Michael Palin, Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Sep Wrap Up

September has been an interesting reading month for me, being as it’s my first month back on the blog after my reading slump... I was determined to do things a little differently from before, so I didn’t end up feeling overwhelmed or not getting around to posting at all. Scheduling Firstly, I gave myself a… Continue reading Sep Wrap Up

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

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods & Legends

Author: Miranda Aldhouse-Green | Publisher: Thames & Hudson The work Miranda Aldhouse-Green has been doing was referenced in Pagan Britain, by Ronald Hutton (which is also a great book, if you’re interested in the history of the British Isles, just FYI), and I’ve been dying to read Celtic Myths ever since. I’m so glad I… Continue reading Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods & Legends

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

Ben Aaronovitch, David Gilman, Gerald Durrell, Jane Austen, Jen Williams, Mary Norton, Michael Palin, Miranda Aldhouse-Green, Patricia Wentworth, Samantha Shannon

September Haul

This month, I’m going to try and complete my Book Dragon Challenge! I only have 11 books left to cross off my list; since at least one of which has to be a children’s book, it seems pretty do-able. However, I’m also on a strict budget, as we’re moving house at the end of October,… Continue reading September Haul