Around Here

I've donated my 34th pint of blood - in and out in less than 30 minutesThe Postie has delivered Abby Jimenez's new bookI'm on track to successfully complete the 100 Day Project.The Boy appears to be making a good recovery from his toenail surgeryPutting my jeans back in the drawer and bringing out the lighter-weight … Continue reading Around Here

Me on Tuesday

It's been a fab few days here ... The Postie delivered the latest offering from Mhairi McFarlane. 🙂 The Brainy One and I tackled the weeding and replanting in our front garden. We met up with my SiL to walk our dogs together and then had lunch in her garden. We revisited Hughenden. We enjoyed … Continue reading Me on Tuesday

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2021

Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson (Kindle): Inspired by true events, this is a story of terror, hope, love, and sacrifice that vividly evokes the most perilous days of World War II. It is the autumn of 1943, and life is becoming increasingly perilous for Italian Jews like the Mazin family. With Nazi Germany now … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading March 2021

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading: Blood Orange

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce (Kindle): I don't normally read a thriller, but this one has left its mark on me. I thought about the ending in particular for a good few days after I'd finished reading it. I should point out that the story deals with murder, rough sex, allegations of rape, suicide and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading: Blood Orange

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