For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

I read a lot about books and bookshops this month ... Notes from a Public Typewriter edited by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti: This is a gorgeous wee book! I whipped through it in an evening and now have it on my list of gift ideas. When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

For the Love of Books | Where I Find Recommendations

Our local library is currently in the middle of a long-overdue upgrade and site move.  Its budget has been slashed to the bone in recent years and it appears that copies of popular works of new fiction are no longer a priority.  We have a branch of the UK's sole surviving book chain and we … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Where I Find Recommendations

Right Now …

Right now I'm currently ... Reading:  The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple by Corey Mead. This was a Christmas gift and although I might have picked up a copy myself, I'm disappointed in how just unlikable the couple is. Planning: more Weekday Walks to share with you. Watching: Les … Continue reading Right Now …

For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2018

Last year was a great year for reading.  It was difficult to whittle the list down, but here are my six favourites:  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: Back in January, I told you  that I received this for Christmas (it may have been a gift to myself …) and I devoured it between … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2018

Blog Review | 2018

Happy New Year to you and yours!Throughout 2018, one thing was crystal clear, I absolutely write for me, and for me alone.  That you, a reader, may have found something of interest is always a bonus.  (I have a post about my thoughts on 10 years of blogging going live later this week.)  Becoming more … Continue reading Blog Review | 2018

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2018

Even though this month was such a busy one, I managed a fair bit of reading (there are some pluses to doing the school run twice a day by bus) and everything read was in the form of a 'real' book. The Zion Chronicles by Bodie Thoene: This is a set of five books, all … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2018

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2018

November was a 50:50 split between real life book and the Kindle. Educated by Tara Westover: earlier this year I read an article about a girl who had the barest of educations but somehow ended up with a PhD from Cambridge. "Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2018

Right Now …

Supporting a friend who is going through a difficult time.  A pot of tea always helps. Thinking about Christmas. Reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. Watching the new series of Outlander on Amazon Prime. Realising that good health is not guaranteed. Making not as many scrapbook pages as I might like. Listening to Stephen Fry read … Continue reading Right Now …