For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2021

I read three books on American politics by the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel - If Only They Didn't Speak English; A Year At The Circus and Unpresidented: All 3 books are informative, amusing and offer an unbiased account (because he's BBC and the books are published by BBC Books) of behind the scenes … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2021

Which Literary Character Would You Like To Share Lockdown With?

Or conversely, which literary character wouldn't you like to share Lockdown with? Interior of John Sandoe Books Jane Eyre would be calm but judgmental; Heathcliff's moods would be impossible to live with. Christian Grey would require his own dungeon and take up too much room; Bridget Jones would be cheerful and not too horribly upbeat … Continue reading Which Literary Character Would You Like To Share Lockdown With?

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2021

With this month being one spent predominately indoors, I looked to my bookshelves for favourite rereads: The Gown by by Jennifer Robson: First read in June 2019 and before we'd binge-watched The Crown. Historian-turned-novelist Robson sets her latest historical release in 1947, when times are grim: so many have lost so much, war rationing continues, Britain … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2021

Right Now …

I'm wondering how much more grim the news will be before we can truly say that we are through the worst. I'm hopeful because there is a new occupant in the White House and I was unexpectedly emotional when I watched Kamala Harris be sworn in as Vice-President of the United States. Madam Vice-President. I'm … Continue reading Right Now …

Blog Review 2020

Let me begin by thanking you for reading, commenting and staying with me throughout 2020. It was quite the year. And that last sentence was quite the under statement. Let’s also take a look at the all-important numbers: I wrote 254 posts, totaling 40,479 words. I have 239 followers. There were 1,979 comments, averaging 8 … Continue reading Blog Review 2020

For the Love of Books | December 2020

I spent the month reading the remaining books of Mhairi McFarlane's back catalogue. 🙂 Don't You Forget About Me (McFarlane's 5th book): You always remember your first love ... don't you? Georgina's new boss, Lucas, turns out to have been her boyfriend when they were in 6th Form. Twelve years on, he doesn't appear to … Continue reading For the Love of Books | December 2020

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2020

The Guest List by Lucy Foley: I'm not usually a fan of a whodunnit murder mystery, but I saw this title recommended on several book blogs. When the story begins, the reader doesn't know who the victim will be. As it turned out, the victim is a horrible character and I had zero sympathy for … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2020