REVIEW: Yours Cheerfully by A.J. Pearce

In brief: The sequel to Dear Mrs Bird finds Emmy still at Woman’s Friend magazine, reporting on women workers during World War II. But it’s not as fun as the Ministry of Information makes out… The good: Even better than Dear Mrs Bird. The not-so-good: Emmy is sometimes too positive for me! Why I chose... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 3/1/22

Happy New Year! It’s a bit late but here are the books that were in my Christmas collection: Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know by Peter Doherty was written several years ago, and ‘was mainly right’ according to the author. It discusses infection, immunity and pandemics before the current COVID-19 one. Yours Cheerfully by A.J.... Continue Reading →

More of my favourites from 2018

Yesterday I published my list of my most memorable reads from 2018. In the name of more great reads, I'm following the lead of Australian radio station Triple J. They broadcast their Hottest 100, followed by 101-200 the following day. I'm not sure what to call this list, other than books you should check out!... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

In brief: Emmy applies for a job, thinking it's a gateway to becoming a War Correspondent. Unfortunately, she's typing letters for the agony aunt of Woman's Friend magazine. The good: It's sweet and fun with a jolly tone. The not-so-good: So terribly sad in places. Why I chose it: Sent to me by Pan Macmillan... Continue Reading →

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