Thank you to Count Mysterioso “In Prachett there are two novel families who are bitter enemies: The Selachii and the Venturi. Selachii is the taxonomic name gif cartilaginous fish including sharks. Venturi is the physical effect that makes her engines work. The Sharks and The Jets”
Absolutely love this phenomenal homage to Judy Blume and the characters that helped shape those of us fortunate enough to have escaped into her books. https://youtu.be/lVx4nbDmz5o It’s from 2013, but I have only just heard it (courtesy of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) Lyrics [Verse 1]People keep asking me why I do things like I … Continue reading SONG – Judy Blume – Amanda Palmer (& Neil Gaiman)
For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading Bookshelf Challenge No 2 – In the Teeth of the Evidence – Dorothy L Sayers
As part of my attempt to gain control over my unruly bookshelves, I’ve been tackling my Unread Reads. This year, I was super proud of reading 17 ‘bookshelf challenge’ books…until I realised that I’d 140 books bought, but never read in the house! Mostly, I’m just trying to get the numbers down and to clear … Continue reading 2 Minute Review – Blood of Elves – The Witcher novel 1 by Andrzej Sapkowski
Or at least on my reading list. Over the last fortnight, I’ve taken a break from my book club titles and have dedicated myself to murder, mischief, (…Crime on my mind… My most recent reads 🙂
Moving from Homer to Virgil, Pat Barker’s second feminist reboot of the classics is a stirring adventure set amid a misogynist dystopia — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/aug/22/the-women-of-troy-by-pat-barker-review-a-troy-story-for-the-sisterhood Ooooh this looks good!
Hello! Here are our three books for September! 08-09 - Piranesi - Susanna Clarke - LBC Horsforth 12-09 - Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir - LBC White Swan18-09 - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day – Winifred Watson - LBC 3 Reads
Well I’ve finally finished LBC Horsforth book club choice for last month. Ian Cobain - The History Thieves Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation BLURB In 1889, the first Official Secrets Act was passed, creating offences of 'disclosure of information' and 'breach of official trust'. It limited and monitored what the public … Continue reading Book Blog
We went to York today and walked the wall. It was wonderful and a fascinating glance into the history of the city. But culture is consuming and we didn’t have a chance to visit any of the local bookshops. Until our walk back to the car. Fossgate Books is a treasure. A second hand book … Continue reading Fossgate Bookshop in York
A perfectly normal number of books for less than a week away. And all for preexisting collections/sets.