For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2018

I managed around a book a week in June, with a 75:25 split between the Kindle and a real book. Our House by Louise Candlish (Kindle): "On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it's your house. And … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2018

My Real Life Experience

Having reached a significant milestone in life recently (the age that falls somewhere between 49 and 51), it occurred to me that no matter how long The Boy Child lives for, I will always have had more of real life experience. And here's why … in years gone by: I had to make sense of … Continue reading My Real Life Experience

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading May 2018

May was extremely light when it came to reading matter: The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly: "...  Lulu stumbles across a collection of letters written by her great-great-grandmother Josephine March. As she delves deeper into the lives and secrets of the March sisters, she finds solace and guidance, but can the words of her … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading May 2018

Five Acts of Self Care

We're experiencing a frustrating time just now over The Boy Child's high school placement.  What should have been a simple process has morphed into hours spent calling and emailing the so-called educational professionals in the search of a concrete answer.  And right in the middle of it, The Brainy One reminded me of something important … Continue reading Five Acts of Self Care

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2018

I was late reading any novels this month.  The first 10 days or so of April were spent reading a guide book to Washington, DC and a map. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins:  I saw this reviewed in a post called Top 12 Beach Reads, and I loved it.  Imagine you married the love … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2018

Right Now …

I'm currently ... Watching: Series 4 of Bosch on Amazon Prime.  Smart and complicated drama. Listening: Soundtrack to The Greatest Showman.  On repeat. Making: Project Life-style journaling cards for the 100 Day Project. Reading: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Planning: a birthday dinner party.  To mark a significant number. What are you up to?

For the Love of Books | Reading about London

Friends know that I love me a whole bunch of facts and figures.  Especially about my adopted home city.  The quirkier the better.Which is why I was delighted recently to be given a copy of Bizarre London by David Long.  Divided into twenty two chapters, it's perfect for dipping into ... opening at random and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Reading about London

For The Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2018

~ window of Barnes and Noble, 5th Avenue, New York City ~ The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah (on Kindle):  I loved, loved, loved this story and whipped through it over a few evenings.  I think it's the first time I've read a novel where you might consider the setting (no spoiler: it's set in … Continue reading For The Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2018

New York City | In Search of Books

I had a rough plan for my time in New York City and it consisted of all the things I'd wanted to see on previous visits, but hadn't got around to.  Only a few things on the list were what might you call a classic New York attraction.  Numbers #1 and #2 on my list … Continue reading New York City | In Search of Books