• monthly review

    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…

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    We Got Married

    I’ve been trying for a while to come up with a pithy blog post title or a first line that somehow sums up the past few weeks in a way that conveys how wonderful they’ve been without sounding twee. I…

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    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…

  • Read-A-Thon

    Spring Cosy Reading Night: TBR and Wrap-up

    I’ve got more and more into the habit of watching BookTube videos while I’m getting ready or otherwise pottering about the house recently and one of my favourite channels is Lauren’s,  Lauren and the Books.  I trust her recommendations because…

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    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…

  • 2.5 stars,  mystery,  thriller

    Review: ‘The Roanoke Girls’ by Amy Engel

    Rating: 2.5 out of 5 starsBeautiful.Rich.Mysterious.Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl.But you won’t when you know the truth.Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin at the Roanoke family’s rural estate following…

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    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…

  • 4 stars,  dystopia,  thriller

    Review: ‘Bird Box’ by Josh Malerman

    Rating: 4 out of 5 starsMost people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew. Then the Internet died. The televisions and radios went silent.…

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    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…