REVIEW: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

In brief: In sixteenth century England, a girl falls ill and her brother runs for help. What happens over the next week will shape a marriage and many lives. The good: Some scenes are heartbreaking. The not-so-good: Took some time to get into, particularly the movement from past to present and back again. Why I... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 23/3/20

A very different world this week. I haven't done a lot of reading because I've been out stalking toilet paper for sale for older folk but I think that will change. Everything I have planned has been cancelled, bar one event (which I'm expecting that will be cancelled today). My five-month holiday has turned out... Continue Reading →

New Releases for March

Another new month upon us! I quite enjoy the start of the month because of the number of emails I receive from publishers and bookshops about their new releases. I'm always a sucker for a new release, so here are the books tempting me at the moment. Heartbreak Hotel by Deborah Moggach (Random House) From... Continue Reading →

Book Buying Fortnight

Over the last fortnight, I've been on a bit of a book buying splurge- a combination of good deals and new releases have meant some new additions to the family. After suggestions by others on this blog (thank you!), I decided to give Bill Bryson another go - this time his book on Australia, Down... Continue Reading →

Old Book Reviews – March 2007

A little bit of background: in March 2007 I discovered the Library Thing website and was inspired to start writing short book reviews of what I read. The aim was to see what others thought of the books I’d read as well as keep a record for myself. I am slowly going through these and... Continue Reading →

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