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

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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

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

Yutaka Yazawa

How To Live Japanese

Author: Yutaka Yazawa | Publisher: Quarto Publishing I was 20 when I went to Japan (which I’m horrified to now realise was 10 years ago! Ugh! When did I get so old?!). But I had rather a mixed reaction to it. My mum and I travelled all over on the train: Toyko, Kyoto, Hakone, and… Continue reading How To Live Japanese

Peter Mayle Tad Williams A Year in Provence The Dragonbone Chair
Peter Mayle, Tad Williams

Holiday #TBR Choices…

I'm about to head off to Switzerland for the weekend, and, of course, need a book to keep me company. Is it even a holiday if you don't have a book with you? Hell, is it even a Thursday?! There are a ton of things on my TBR, but I'm currently torn between two: The… Continue reading Holiday #TBR Choices…