As I sit in my rocking chair, knitting myself a Harry Potter jumper with an ‘H’ on because I can’t work out how to knit an ‘R’, I thought back, to the beginning of my blogging journey, 8 long months ago. ‘What have I learnt?’ I asked myself, and what can I , as aRead more about Top 10 Thoughts on blogging-Musings and Reflections[…]
2018 has been such a good year to me , bookwise, that I am trying to pick books that may have flown under the radar and not picked up as much as the big hitters. So the names you may see here might not be immediately obvious but hopefully they will pique some interest andRead more about My Top 10 Books of 2018-Part 2[…]
‘‘Gone By Midnight by Candice Fox is due to be published in January 2019 by Penguin and is the third in her ‘Crimson Lake’ series. A regular co-writer with James Patterson, these books are fabulous as either stand alone thrillers or, if you are a pedant like me, you can read them from the start. All of theRead more about Netgalley Review-‘Gone By Midnight’-Candice Fox[…]
This year, I have undertaken a readathon of all the Stephen King novels featuring Castle Rock as a location or even as character. So far, I have reached Different Seasons, wherein ‘‘The Body’ is set in Castle Rock . From the 4 novellas included , my favourite is the only one which hasn’t been adapted into a movie.’TheRead more about Annual Winter-y Reads-‘The Breathing Method’ by Stephen King and ‘Ghost Story’ by Peter Straub[…]
This is almost, but not quite, like choosing which child is your favourite! Such a good year for me, book wise, lots of brilliant books and thankfully very few duds, but I am getting much more selective before pressing the ‘request’ button or ‘checkout’! These are (so far)my first 5 of my 2018 Top Reads-Read more about My Top 10 Books of 2018-Part 1[…]
Many thanks to Jill Burkinshaw of Booksnall for inviting me back on thenext Roy Lewis blogtour. This time, it is for the Joffe Books publication of ‘Murder for Money’, the sequel to my previously blogged about title,’The Woods Murder’. Inspector Crow is back. From Scotland Yard he has descended upon Yorkshire to impart his style of policingRead more about BlogTour-‘Murder For Money’ by Roy Lewis[…]
Where to begin with a book like this? ‘‘Good Samaritans’ by Will Carver ,published by Orenda Books , leaves a bitter aftertaste in your mouth…not as bad as washing your mouth out with bleach (a recurring motif in the book is how many bottles it takes to ‘clean’ a body) but it will leave youRead more about Book Recommendation-‘Good Samaritans’ by Will Carver[…]
End of the month Catch Up! Have you started/finished any readalongs/readathons with a group or a friend? Drop a comment down below and let me know! My good friend, and fellow blogger Danielle aka The Reading Closet, has challenged me to read, and blog along with her about the book you see to your left.Read more about Readathon/Readalong Updates-Stephen King,Will Carver and George R R Martin[…]
So we bid farewell to November…and turn our focus towards Christmas, books on our wish list ,time to unwind (hopefully!) and relax with a good read!
What’s on your Christmas list and have you been good enough to get what you wanted?
Before we hit that silly season, hard , here’s my monthly Wrap Up-how did you do? Did you read more or less than you thought you would? Were you taken by surprise at all by anything you read? Read more AboutNovember Bookish WrapUp …