For the Love of Reading | October 2019

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld: This was a reread from my bookshelf and it's a title I don't think I've ever mentioned before. The premise of this story is quite simple - it's Pride and Prejudice re-imagined for the 21st Century and it is utterly brilliant! Sittenfeld also wrote the excellent American Wife and Prep. The … Continue reading For the Love of Reading | October 2019

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 21-25

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.Like the last few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 21: Some authors appear to not want to be contactable via a mailing address. Day 22: The scrapbooking … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 21-25

A Year of Thanking | 3rd Quarter Review

I had thought that I seemed to be slipping behind with this year long project, but I actually managed a further nine thank you letters over the last quarter, just one less that in the second quarter. As in the previous two quarters, the majority were delivered by the Royal Mail. Two were delivered by … Continue reading A Year of Thanking | 3rd Quarter Review

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2019

It's a month for re-reading a number of books on my shelves. The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan:  I initially reviewed this in January 2018: I bought this with my book token and on the recommendation of Good Housekeeping magazine.  Based on the memories of the author’s Granny, the story follows the ladies of a small village in … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2019

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.Like the last few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 11: Dental hygienists are not allowed to wear nail varnish at work. Who knew? Day 12: Helen Hoang's … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2019

It was a poor month for reading, just two books finished. So Disdained by Nevil Shute (Kindle): I found this when I was looking through the Kindle's library for something to read. I don't remember purchasing it, so it may be that it was Mum who did, or even my father-in-law. "When Peter Moran picks … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2019

Slow Summer #1 | Bookshops

Keeping our Summer Check List in mind and the idea of a slow summer, several outings these holidays have been to a bookshop. The Boy Child was lucky enough to receive a generous amount of book tokens at Christmas and for his birthday - so many that he still had a fair bit to spend. … Continue reading Slow Summer #1 | Bookshops

Photograhy Scavenger Hunt 2019 | Link #2

The lovely Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is hosting the annual Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt again this year. Hop on over to her blog to see who else is joining in. Here’s what I've added to my list of finds: #2: Single and pretty: Wild poppy - 28 June 2019 #3: Repetition: Lestrange vault, Warner Bros Studios … Continue reading Photograhy Scavenger Hunt 2019 | Link #2

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading

The Last Collection by Jeanne Mackin: Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli ('Schiap') are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already legendary. They oppose each other at every turn, in both their politics and their designs: Chanel's are classic, elegant, and practical; Schiaparelli's … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading