Happy Persephone Secret Santa everyone! Today was finally the day that I got to open the parcel that has been sitting patiently on my desk. Here it is, under flash in early morning light: Wrapped so well! I love that only one piece of ribbon was used for the bow (I can’t do that, I’m…… Continue reading Persephone Secret Santa revealed
A quick rundown… The World According to Clarkson Volume 4 – full of grumpy, yet witty and strangely sensible observations. Strengths: Very funny, and Clarkson knows how to take things to extremes. Weaknesses: Readers of his newspaper columns may have already read these. Why I read it: Have read the other three books and I…… Continue reading How Hard Can it Be? By Jeremy Clarkson
Sorry for the lack of reviews recently – I have been reading but unfortunately lots of shifts lately have caused me to be behind in my reviews. I do have some interesting ones coming up this month though – Penny Vincenzi’s The Decision, Song of Achilles, [sic] (both from Bloomsbury) and some Richard Yates. In…… Continue reading Top Gear Live Downunder – A Sneak Peek
Yes, I went to Melbourne, Australia. I’d forgotten how easy domestic travel was in Australia – no passport and you can take your water bottle! As always, Melbourne’s weather was variable – from constant rain, to sunny spring weather to a day of 35 °C (although to this blogger, it didn’t feel much over 30!).…… Continue reading Melbourne Holiday
I think this time it will be a little easier to guess where I went this time (hint: it’s a shorter plane ride and the weather is famously variable). More detailed post soon!
My colleagues have been eagerly anticipating clues from my Persephone Secret Santa. I was fairly sure that they had been reading the postcards (or at least noticing that I have mail) because I can hardly get in the door before someone mentions something! It’s all in good fun and today I was paged/bleeped to come…… Continue reading Stop Press! Final Persephone Secret Santa Clue!
My Persephone Secret Santa is so active – I’ve received another two cards in the mail! As I was on holidays last week, I think my entire office read the latest postcard, which I think was alluding to the book in the parcel (no I haven’t peeked). Secret Santa, the office loved that you wrote…… Continue reading More deliveries from my Persephone Secret Santa!
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A Girl and Her Books and is being hosted at Let Them Read Books in December (great blog title). I have unashamedly been buying books with a passion recently, as there’s sales left, right and centre. However, this mailbox is the product of a book voucher I got in return…… Continue reading Mailbox Monday 5/12/11