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

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Supporting a friend who is going through a difficult time.  A pot of tea always helps. Thinking about Christmas. Reading Wonder by RJ Palacio. Watching the new series of Outlander on Amazon Prime. Realising that good health is not guaranteed. Making not as many scrapbook pages as I might like. Listening to Stephen Fry read … Continue reading Right Now …

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2018

October was a good month for the blockbuster! Lethal White by Robert Galbraith:  This is the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series. I enjoyed the mystery aspect, which begins when a mentally ill man bursts into Cormoran's office raving about a murder he witnessed as a child, but my real interest in this fourth … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading October 2018

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I'm currently ... Reading: (and re-reading) The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang.  I reviewed it here. Listening to: The Mama Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack.  It's been the soundtrack of our Summer. Watching: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime. Planning: What we'll be doing during the October half-term.  The plans involve passports. Making: … Continue reading Right Now …

For the Love of Books | The Kiss Quotient

Just occasionally I read a book that deserves a review to itself … The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is one such book. Our heroine, Stella, doesn’t have a lot of experience with romance - French kissing freaks her out and she’s much more comfortable with equations than with people. She also has Asperger’s, which … Continue reading For the Love of Books | The Kiss Quotient

Currently Reading | September 2018

Everything I read in September was in 'real book' form. There was a biography, a novel and a compilation of letters. Ma'am Darling by Craig Brown: In this rather irreverent look at the life and times of Princess Margaret, Brown serves up 99 tales, some funny, some cringeworthy and some simply awful.  I never met … Continue reading Currently Reading | September 2018

Northern Road Trip | Coniston Water

We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend. For the first part of the trip, we based ourselves just outside the South Lakeland town of Ulverston. The Southern tip of Coniston Water is about 20 miles North of Ulverston, and we timed our day there to perfection.  Although … Continue reading Northern Road Trip | Coniston Water

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2018

How Hard Can it Be? by Allison Pearson: I was drawn to this easy read because the main character, Kate, is about to turn 50.  But that's where our similarities end.  "Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is fifty, but not in a good way.  Fifty, in Kate’s mind, equals invisibility, and … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading August 2018