As I write this review, I am flying at around 35000ft somewhere near Bucharest, on the first leg of our journey towards Koh Samui. 10 days of Thai food, beautiful beaches and a long-overdue family catch up await - bliss! Unfortunately this also means that I'm testing out my skills at blogging from my trusty… Continue reading The Burning Girl, by Claire Messud
A harrowing debut novel, The Unquiet Dead is measured, disturbing and masterful. Here's the publisher's blurb: One man is dead. But thousands are his victims. Can a single murder avenge that of many? When Christopher Drayton’s body is found at the foot of the Scarborough Bluffs, Detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty are called to investigate his death.… Continue reading Review: The Unquiet Dead, by Ausma Zehanat Khan
The Overview The Little Breton Bistro (released 2nd March) is the latest offering from Nina George. Having devoured The Little Paris Bookshop on honeymoon last year, I couldn’t not request this ARC when I spotted it on NetGalley, and was pretty chuffed when my approval email came through! The Little Breton Bistro follows protagonist Marianne… Continue reading Review: The Little Breton Bistro by Nina George
I have not come across a huge number of books which can hook you on the first page; even fewer that can do so in the first paragraph. But the rawness of the opening sentence of Snowblind sets the tone for what is a very clever crime story and an outstanding first novel: The red stain… Continue reading Review: Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson
Well hello! Long time no speak... Since the time of my last blog post, I've gotten married, started a new job and jetted off for the most beautiful 2 weeks in Sri Lanka for our honeymoon. Now, we're back and fully settled into married life, and I have been able to up my reading once… Continue reading Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore Review
As I write this, I am lounging on the sofa at my mam and dad's; new book in one hand and a nice big cup of tea in the other. Bliss! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, filled with plenty of good food and good company! We had the family round to ours… Continue reading Merry Christmas Everyone!
Well.....didn't that just go by in a flash!! I hope you've all had a lovely, relaxed Christmas with your families and friends! It it was anything at all like mine, you have eaten so much food and drink that it's a miracle you can still pull yourself off the sofa - or at least, lean… Continue reading Christmassy Times
Well, well, well.....how strange it feels to be writing a blog post after a long time off! It doesn't feel like two minutes since I was writing about landing in beautiful Canada, yet here I am over a month later writing a little Mani Monday post to get myself back into the swing of things… Continue reading Park West
We landed in Toronto just after 5pm last night, and James' aunt and uncle very kindly came along to collect us from the airport and whisk us off to their house in Mississauga, where we'll be staying for the duration of our trip. After a quick dinner we finally had to retreat to bed by… Continue reading Squirrels and Waterfronts
As I write this, I am sat in The Crown Rivers bar in Heathrow Terminal 5, waiting for our connecting flight to Toronto! Whoo Canada! There is plenty of touristy stuff in the pipeline, along with some obligatory shopping and wining and dining 😀 Keep your eyes peeled for photo updates....in the meantime, here is… Continue reading Toronto Time!