For the Love of Books | The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist

My reading of late has veered towards what I considered to be lightweight ... quick reads, with humour and perhaps a little romance. The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez fitted the bill ... although it turns out that they're not that lightweight, as each story tackles difficult and emotional … Continue reading For the Love of Books | The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2020

This month has been all about Thomas Cromwell. Hilary Mantel's long-awaited novel, The Mirror and the Light, was released at the beginning of the month, which meant that in order to be up to speed with the story, I re-read Wolf Hall (last read in 2009) and Bring up the Bodies (last read in 2012) … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2020

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2020

My reading focus in February was one just one novel. I read it twice, I enjoyed it that much. My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan (Kindle and paperback): Let me begin with saying that I loved this so much, I purchased it in two formats: initially on Kindle and then in paperback. Why did I … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2020

Four Fun Things

We watched/are watching Dracula ("I'm undead, not unreasonable"), Wisting and The Trial of Christine Keeler. I listened to an interview with Kathleen Keyes. Hankies at the ready. (This is obviously not a fun thing, but worth reading all the same.) I came across a perfect quotation for book lovers: "Strange, isn't it? To love a … Continue reading Four Fun Things

For the Love of Books | 4 Books Read in School That Are Worth Re-Reading

I can't be the only one who recalls novels read in school English Literature classes with a slight shudder. As evidence of said slight shudder, I give you The Trumpet Major by Thomas Hardy ('O' Level set book, JMB examination board, 1984). And incidentally, my sister-in-law chose 'Thomas Hardy and the Gothic' for her Masters … Continue reading For the Love of Books | 4 Books Read in School That Are Worth Re-Reading