For the Love of Books | American Royals

American Royals by Katharine McGee: I read this pretty much in one sitting during the course of a wet afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it. Combine royalty and alternate American history, and it's bound to be a fun read. This was exactly what I wanted it to be: dramatic, creative, romantic, and a lot of fun. I loved the … Continue reading For the Love of Books | American Royals

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2020

I took my Kindle back from The Brainy One and settled into a month of romance. I've read that the romance-genre is the hidden success of the literary world. Hidden because few people ever admit to buying/reading them. I'm of the opinion that we all need a little love in our lives, in whatever shape … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading June 2020

Life in Lockdown | Life on Hold

I think we're into Week 12 of Lockdown ... but as the weeks are all blurring into each other, I can't say for sure. But I do know that a quarter of 2020 has been put on hold. Life, as we know it, is in suspended animation. The world is still turning. The sun is … Continue reading Life in Lockdown | Life on Hold

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

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 19 and 20

Week 19: I finished listening to 13 Minutes to the Moon (via BBC Sounds and the BBC World Service). I might have purchased a pair of funky gold trainers from Boden. We had a Champagne Afternoon Tea to commemorate VE Day. I had an hour to myself and caught up on Series 5 of Outlander … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 19 and 20

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2020

Having stockpiled a To Be Read pile, April saw me making a decent dent in it. Grown Ups by Marion Keyes: The story is set between the three Casey brothers and their families. The reader realises early on that what's happening behind closed doors is in complete contrast to the lives presented to the outside … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2020

Project Life Revisited | Weeks 15 and 16

Week 15: Week 4 of lockdown. Nature continued doing her Spring thing. I made time for scrapbooking. We stood in the front door on Thursday and joined our neighbours in applauding all those working on the front line. Week 16: The week began with a glorious sunrise (which made me surprisingly emotional). There was TV … Continue reading Project Life Revisited | Weeks 15 and 16

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 | The To Be Read (TBR) Pile

Some people are stockpiling food; I am stockpiling books. Waiting to be read, once I've got through The Mirror and the Light, are: Grown Ups by Marian Keyes: I heard this being discussed on the Radio 2 Book Club. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver: this is the latest offering from the … Continue reading For The Love of Books | The To Be Read (TBR) Pile