I’ve got something a bit different for you today, a classic novel that I suspect that not that many people have read - ‘Madame Bovary’. It’s a relatively slim volume, and yet Flaubert took five years to complete it, writing for twelve hours a day. Supposedly inspired by a real-life scandal, ‘Madame Bovary’ is a … Continue reading First Page Friday: ‘Madame Bovary’ by Gustavo Flaubert
Daphne du Maurier is often referred to as a romantic novelist, but if you’ve read her novels then you’ll know that this is not really the case. Her novels are dark, twisted and moody. There are tones of Hardy and the Brontes in her depictions of landscape, and she humanises her characters with subtlety and … Continue reading Spotlight on… Daphne du Maurier
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re looking at reasons why we love reading. 1. Reading lets us travel when we can’t leave the house. In the last few years, I’ve been so grateful … Continue reading TTT: Reasons Why I Love Reading!
I read 9 books in June, which isn’t bad considering that I had a huge workload this month. I’ve had a break from my own writing this month, so I’ve read some middle-grade books instead: ‘The Secret Detectives’, ‘A Glasshouse of Stars’ and ‘Between Sea and Sky’. I enjoyed all of them! I’ve read a … Continue reading What I’ve been reading: June 2021
This weekly challenge is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. All you need to do to participate is to answer these three questions: What are you currently reading?What have you recently finished reading?What will you be reading next? What I’m currently reading For once, I’ve just got two books on the … Continue reading WWW Wednesday – Wednesday, 23rd June 2021
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s rather convoluted top ten title really got me thinking. Which books have I been really annoyed about finishing? Which have I heard about others reading, and got jealous … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books that I loved so much, I wish there were more just like them
Thank you to Alex at mybookworld24 for their nomination. They’ve sent me 11 questions to answer in this post, so here goes.. 1. If you could swap places with a celebrity for one day, who would it be? I’d love to see the world through Bill Bryson’s eyes for a day. He’s great at noticing … Continue reading The Liebstar Award
The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How many have you read? 1 Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee6 The Bible -7 … Continue reading How many of these have you read?
We've just stepped into April, the sun is shining, and it's time for a round-up of last month's reading... TitleAuthorDate PublishedFormatMy rating out of 5Link to my review The PearlJohn Steinbeck1947Audiobook4I Found YouLisa Jewell2017Audiobook5Marion Lane and the Midnight MurderT.A. Willberg2020Ebook2Read my reviewThe Valley of Lost SecretsLesley Parr2021Audiobook4The Distant HoursKate Morton2010Hardback4The Martian ChroniclesRay Bradbury1950Audiobook3Circus of WondersElizabeth … Continue reading What I read in March 2021
Last year, I challenged myself tp read more books. This is how I did it, and how you can do it too...