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…

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

My to be read pile is a like a cruise liner of literary joy, one to steer me through the choppy waters of life. Others may say it’s a leviathan ready to consume the boat and it’s passengers. It obviously doesn’t stop me from adding to it regularly or visiting the library for a temporary…

Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson – review

Published by Black Swan Publication date – 26 December 2019 Source – review copy When Tina Hopgood writes a letter of regret to a man she has never met, she doesn’t expect a reply. When Anders Larsen, a lonely museum curator, answers it, neither does he. They’re both searching for something – they just don’t…

Reading Bingo 2019

I spotted Book Bingo posts from the fabulous bloggers Cleo over at CleopatraLovesBooks and Marina at Finding Time to Write and I thought it seemed like a fun way of looking at the books I had read over the year. I gave it a go last year and thought I’d try my hand at it…

A Silent Death by Peter May – extract

Peter May’s latest book, A Silent Death, is published by Riverrun on 9 January 2020. Today I can share an extract from the book. CHAPTER ONE Mackenzie felt the pressure of being late. He hated being late. He built his life around never being late. To the extent that he would set all of his…

Balancing the Books – December

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 know for…

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

My to be read pile is a well tended thing. Or rather it’s like one of those Knotweed plants and is growing out of control. It obviously doesn’t stop me from adding to it regularly or visiting the library for a temporary rehoming of books, because a world without books is not a world I…