During my recent solo adventure to New York City, I revisited the Strand Bookstore and discovered two new-to-me ones along the way: I wrote after my first visit to the Strand that I found it overwhelming. This time I had more of a clue about which sections I wanted to spend time in and the … Continue reading New York City | Bookshops
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Initially I wasn’t interested in a story about rock & roll but people kept recommending it. I definitely had a hard time remembering that it was fiction, because I kept wanting to look up the band online to listen to their music and see their faces … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading April 2019
Flamingo-themed wedding invitations are the best. Flamingo flair I loved, loved, loved Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (review coming at the end of the month). An excellent read Tilly modelled bandanas on Paw Fiesta's Instagram feed. Playing it cool A fun Instagram account to follow is grantdraws. Books captured perfectly
Nowhere to Lay One's Head by Francoise Frenkel: "In 1921, Françoise Frenkel a Jewish woman from Poland opens Berlin's very first French bookshop. It is a dream come true. The bookshop attracts artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. It brings Françoise peace, friendship and prosperity. Then one summer's day in 1939 Berlin's Jewish shops and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2019
That's my childhood copy of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Him: "Mum, why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Me: " I don't know. Why did Aslan enter the wardrobe?" Him: " Narnia your business!"
A host of golden daffodils Listening: to radio plays of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. They're surprisingly addictive. Reading: My Glory Was I Had Such Friends by Amy Silverstein. Planning: a few trips away. We would ordinarily have one or two family trips booked by now, but we've held off because the the Brexit debacle. There's also … Continue reading Right Now …
I often feel that I get through days with my brain in sleep mode. A mix of tiredness and the pre-menopause certainly doesn't help! It was with interest that I read an article in the current issue of Good Housekeeping magazine and ways to stimulate your brain. The article listed 21 such ways and I … Continue reading Six Ways to Stimulate Your Brain
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Kindle): I read this one without knowing anything about it because it was one I saw it popping up everywhere. This is an emotional, raw and very well written story that is different from what I've been reading lately. Beautiful, compelling writing that really gets to the heart of … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading February 2019
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Reader, I Married Meby Sophie Tanner is a story in the classic chick lit mode ... until you realise that the story might just be true ... Chloe Usher has just broken up with the love of her life. All her friends urge her to find another man before she disappears down the slippery slope … Continue reading For The Love of Books | Reader, I Married Me