For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2018

October was a good month for the blockbuster! Lethal White by Robert Galbraith:  This is the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series. I enjoyed the mystery aspect, which begins when a mentally ill man bursts into Cormoran's office raving about a murder he witnessed as a child, but my real interest in this fourth … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2018

Right Now …

I'm currently ... Reading: (and re-reading) The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.  I reviewed it here. Listening to: The Mama Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack.  It's been the soundtrack of our Summer. Watching: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime. Planning: What we'll be doing during the October half-term.  The plans involve passports. Making: … Continue reading Right Now …

For the Love of Books | The Kiss Quotient

Just occasionally I read a book that deserves a review to itself … The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is one such book. Our heroine, Stella, doesn’t have a lot of experience with romance - French kissing freaks her out and she’s much more comfortable with equations than with people. She also has Asperger’s, which … Continue reading For the Love of Books | The Kiss Quotient

Scavenger Photography Hunt | Link Up #4

Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is again hosting the Photography Scavenger Hunt this year and today is the fourth and final official link-up. You can find this summer’s list here. Here are my final missing items: 2)  Stripes: Book spines.  8) A Pile Of: A stack of books waiting to be re-shelved in Daunts.  17) … Continue reading Scavenger Photography Hunt | Link Up #4

Currently Reading | September 2018

Everything I read in September was in 'real book' form. There was a biography, a novel and a compilation of letters. Ma'am Darling by Craig Brown: In this rather irreverent look at the life and times of Princess Margaret, Brown serves up 99 tales, some funny, some cringeworthy and some simply awful.  I never met … Continue reading Currently Reading | September 2018

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2018

How Hard Can it Be? by Allison Pearson: I was drawn to this easy read because the main character, Kate, is about to turn 50.  But that's where our similarities end.  "Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is fifty, but not in a good way.  Fifty, in Kate’s mind, equals invisibility, and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2018

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading July 2018

Everything I read this month was on the Kindle, which was a little disappointing.  I don't ever want to prefer reading via a Kindle over a 'proper' book.  My problem is that our bookshelves are jammed pack, full almost to the point of overflowing, so there's a no-book-buying embargo just now.  And our library has … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading July 2018

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