For the Love of Books | Titles on Pre-Order

I’ve a number of books on pre-order – more than enough titles to see me through many more months of Covid uncertainty. 🙂 Please note that the release dates are for the UK – other countries may well have a different one. Ooh, look ... the new anything to do with books and reading photo … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Titles on Pre-Order

Annual Blog Review | 2021

Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2021. It was another difficult year. The annual awkward selfie - without and with tidied backdrop 🙂 Let’s also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 254 posts, totaling 38,444 words. I have 359 followers. There were 1,935 comments, … Continue reading Annual Blog Review | 2021

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2021

I finally finished Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon just before Christmas. 🙂 Beginner's Luck by Kate Clayborn (Kindle): I saw this recommended by Mrs Darcy and found it the prefect light read over Christmas. 🙂 Clayborn also wrote Love at First. I received three books as Christmas gifts, more … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2021

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2021

I didn't read many books this month, but that's not to say I didn't do a lot of reading. 🙂 Much Ado About You by Samantha Young (Kindle): An American moves to the English countryside to run a bookstore? Yes please. The small town cast of characters and dishy male lead are beautifully drawn; it’s hard not … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2021

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2021

Always Only You by Chloe Liese | This is book 2 in a series of 4 books, but can be read as a stand alone novel. Liese was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as an adult, a trait she gives to many of her characters. I enjoyed this story and highlighted a lot of text … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2021

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 26-30

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle ran her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I learned throughout September here. Day 26: Seeing The Boy interacting with his younger cousins is something that I will never again take for granted. … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 26-30

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2021

The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (Kindle): This is an intriguing story of a black woman who passed for white and worked as the personal librarian to John Pierpoint Morgan at the turn of the 20th Century. It is beautifully written. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Kindle): The Delaneys are … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2021

Me on Monday

It was a week where we embraced the return of the back-to-school routine. There were haircuts all roundThe Boy returned to school in Year 10 (after producing two negative tests)My copy of The Heart Principle finally arrived. (I think Helen Hoang essentially rewrote this book during the final edit, because the story now is nothing … Continue reading Me on Monday