10 Favourite Reads from 2014

I know that 'best of' 'top 10/50/100' lists have been kicking around the internet since before Christmas, but I've chosen the last day of the year to share with you ten books I read in 2014 that have left a lasting impression. It's also my birthday today so I can do whatever I want. Thank... Continue Reading →

Being Jade by Kate Belle

In brief: When Banjo dies suddenly, a long and tempestuous relationship with his wife Jade ends. As his daughter Lissy searches for Jade's lovers, will Jade find peace as Banjo watches on? The good: The prose is beautiful; I wanted to savour every word of this novel. The not-so-good: I need more of Kate Belle's... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 26/5/14

The previous week has just flown by. All day, every day has been busy, busy and in my spare time, I've been dodging showers that turn into spontaneous downpours! Hopefully things will slow down a little in the next week but I've still had time to read – just a couple of short books, but... Continue Reading →

The Yearning by Kate Belle

A quick rundown… The story of a teacher and a young girl who writes him romantic notes, ending in something unforgettable that will haunt them both. Strengths: Very steamy in the first half, interesting look at relationships Weaknesses: Everything slows to a point just before everything collapses (but then is back to a roller coaster... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 13/5/13

Nearly middle of the year, note that cool date! For a change, I'm talking about cold weather down here – it's been quite rainy (got drenched on the way home – twice). Now temperatures have plummeted, which makes for excellent reading weather. I've been rather lucky again this week. Not only did I win some... Continue Reading →

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