For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

I read a lot about books and bookshops this month ... Notes from a Public Typewriter edited by Michael Gustafson and Oliver Uberti: This is a gorgeous wee book! I whipped through it in an evening and now have it on my list of gift ideas. When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading January 2019

For the Love of Books | Where I Find Recommendations

Our local library is currently in the middle of a long-overdue upgrade and site move.  Its budget has been slashed to the bone in recent years and it appears that copies of popular works of new fiction are no longer a priority.  We have a branch of the UK's sole surviving book chain and we … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Where I Find Recommendations

Right Now …

Right now I'm currently ... Reading:  The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple by Corey Mead. This was a Christmas gift and although I might have picked up a copy myself, I'm disappointed in how just unlikable the couple is. Planning: more Weekday Walks to share with you. Watching: Les … Continue reading Right Now …

For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2018

Last year was a great year for reading.  It was difficult to whittle the list down, but here are my six favourites:  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: Back in January, I told you  that I received this for Christmas (it may have been a gift to myself …) and I devoured it between … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Favourite Reads of 2018

Blog Review | 2018

Happy New Year to you and yours!Throughout 2018, one thing was crystal clear, I absolutely write for me, and for me alone.  That you, a reader, may have found something of interest is always a bonus.  (I have a post about my thoughts on 10 years of blogging going live later this week.)  Becoming more … Continue reading Blog Review | 2018

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2018

Even though this month was such a busy one, I managed a fair bit of reading (there are some pluses to doing the school run twice a day by bus) and everything read was in the form of a 'real' book. The Zion Chronicles by Bodie Thoene: This is a set of five books, all … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading December 2018

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2018

November was a 50:50 split between real life book and the Kindle. Educated by Tara Westover: earlier this year I read an article about a girl who had the barest of educations but somehow ended up with a PhD from Cambridge. "Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading November 2018