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November Wrap-up and Favourites

November Wrap-up and Favourites

I’d planned to arrive back on the blog with some reviews and then I’ve seen yet another unexpected upturn in the hours I’ve been spending at work and so here we are with a slightly more chatty favourites post.  I could go back over a […]

July Wrap-up and Favourites

July Wrap-up and Favourites

July has been incredibly busy at work, and after the great page count of June, I’ve read very little.  That fact would be bleak enough in itself even if it wasn’t for the fact that I’ve actually been excited about the books I own (and […]

June Wrap-up and Favourites

June Wrap-up and Favourites

June was extraordinary. We got married, spent three weeks in Italy exploring, eating and drinking delicious wine and it was truly incredible. Since I’ve been back at work, I’ve been insanely busy but I’ve barely had time to think during the week. Hopefully things will […]

April Wrap-up and Favourites

April Wrap-up and Favourites

Hey, guess what?  Planning a wedding while working full time is all kinds of busy.  I’ve read very little and I’ve written even less. Well, I’ve written more than I’ve published and I have found not sticking to such a rigid reviewing format a bit […]

March Wrap-up and Favourites

March Wrap-up and Favourites

I’ve been trying to work out this month why in a time when I’m perhaps more interested in books and writing than ever, my blog is quieter.  I know that in part it’s because I’ve had limited free time recently and I’ve had to make […]

February Wrap-up and Favourites

February Wrap-up and Favourites

I knew it had been a while since I’d written anything vaguely book-related but I didn’t realise it had been nearly six weeks!  February and what’s already gone of March has been so busy.  It turns out that working pretty solid 50-60 hour weeks, planning […]

January Wrap-up and Favourites

January Wrap-up and Favourites

I think last year was the first year that I’ve posted a wrap-up for every month. They may not have been “on time” (they were definitely not on time) but they were there and that’s something.  This year, I’ve decided to do something a little […]

November Wrap-Up

November Wrap-Up

Image credit November has been super busy at work but I have had an excellent reading month. Work’s been hectic and looks set to continue on that way for the rest of December but we’ve had a couple of quiet weekends that have been pleasantly chilly […]

October Wrap-up

October Wrap-up

I feel as though October was a really good month for reading.  I’ve rolled into November really excited about the books that I’m reading and about the books that I have on ‘Read Sooner Rather Than Later’ pile, which has made me more excited about […]

August/September Wrap-Up

August/September Wrap-Up

August and September have both been busy for various reasons and neither allowed me particularly intensive periods of reading.  Around my birthday in August, we were away in Florence for a wedding planning trip and then we were seeing a lot of friends and family.  […]