Balancing the Books – February 2020

I don’t usually do a reading round up or do a book haul post. That said I thought it might be interesting (for me at least), if I had a look at how many books I manage to read in a month and compare it to how many arrive in the house. I don’t read…

The booksellers best sellers – an alternative best sellers list

Every Sunday the Sunday Times releases the Bestsellers list and publishers and authors eagerly scramble to see if one of their books has made it into the vaulted top ten. That list is based on the number of sales of data collated by Nielsen Bookscan and covers sales throughout the country. I wondered whether those…

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

My to be read pile is more like a few stacks than a pile. And when I say stacks I mean a room. I have a TBR room. In fact, it’s more like two rooms. I’m planning on asking one of the neighbours if I can buy their house soon so that my family have…

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano – review

Published by Viking Publication date – 20 February 2020 Source – review copy Los Angeles. There are 192 passengers aboard: among them a young woman taking a pregnancy test in the airplane toilet; a Wall Street millionaire flirting with the air hostess; an injured soldier returning from Afghanistan; and two beleaguered parents moving across the…

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

My to be read pile can be seen from space. In fact, it’s getting so big it may eclipse the sun.  It obviously doesn’t stop me from adding to it regularly or visiting the library for a temporary rehoming of books, because books are one of my major food groups. I will admit though that…

Balancing the Books – January 2020

I don’t usually do a reading round up or do a book haul post. That said I thought it might be interesting (for me at least), if I had a look at how many books I manage to read in a month and compare it to how many arrive in the house. I think the…