First Page Friday: ‘Madame Bovary’ by Gustavo Flaubert

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that I loved so much, I wish there were more just like them

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

What I read in March 2021

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