Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 28/6/21

It’s absolutely freezing here and has been for most of the week! Time to hide under a lot of blankets and read… Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasiis the story of Gifty and her family from Ghana to Alabama, as four become two. Gifty attempts to understand the opioid addiction that destroyed her brother, but when... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

In brief: Kino and Juana live a poor but happy life. When Kino finds 'the Pearl of the World', their fortunes change, but not for the better. The good: An enjoyable story that is very visual in its telling. The not-so-good: Somewhat predictable ending. Why I chose it: Enjoying making my way through Steinbeck's works.... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 6/7/20

We've been doing our spring cleaning a little early here, despite apparently being in the depths of winter! Stuff is everywhere, including books. That doesn't stop me adding to the pile though – If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin (available 14th July) arrived from Pan Macmillan. Constance develops an infatuation with a colleague,... Continue Reading →

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