She grows up, too, with the memory of what it meant to be properly loved, for what you are, not what you ought to be. Hamnet, Maggie O'Farrell This book had me in pieces. I definitely want to get to see the play at the RSC. There are some who can live without wild things,… Continue reading Five Quotations I Love
New Year Reading
I have updated my annual Reading Challenge page so you can see what I read last year as well as keep track of my reading throughout the year, as I will update it from time to time. I was reflecting on the fact that I have not managed to read as many books this year… Continue reading New Year Reading
A Bucket List
Five things I would love to do someday: Go dog sledding in Alaska;Experience the Northen Lights;Attend a literary festival;Go on safari;Have a book published.
A Book Hoard
Five novels I am excited to read in 2022: Ariadne by Jennifer Saint The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John MandelThe Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip PullmanThe Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine DoyleOlive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
The Shortest Season
It is my favourite time of year. The summer ends and we start anew. The leaves start changing into golds and reds and oranges and the wind cools. Cardigans and boots get pulled out of the cupboard. Hearty dishes appear on the weekly meal plan. I do so love this time of year and yet… Continue reading The Shortest Season
Favourite Reads of 2017
It has been such a long time since I have written book reviews for the books I am reading - I used to review every single book. I stopped because (amongst other things) I didn't really enjoy writing about a book straight after reading it. Either the books I read were powerful, in which case… Continue reading Favourite Reads of 2017
I read this first as an impressionable teenager which was probably the ideal time for the first reading. It is a book that has stayed with me, along with the other volumes in the autobiography. Maya Angelou is the epitome of an inspirational being. https://twitter.com/mamakatesays/status/25892776187
via Restful Repositories: 10 Charming Home Libraries | Apartment Therapy. I want a home library one day., preferably on a mezzanine level!