Terry Pratchett – details matter!

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”

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SONG – Judy Blume – Amanda Palmer (& Neil Gaiman)

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)

Bookshelf Challenge No 2 – In the Teeth of the Evidence – Dorothy L Sayers

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

2 Minute Review – Blood of Elves – The Witcher novel 1 by Andrzej Sapkowski

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

Crime on my mind…

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 🙂

The Women of Troy by Pat Barker review – a Troy story for the sisterhood | Pat Barker | The Guardian

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!

September Book Club choices

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

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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

Fossgate Bookshop in York

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

Holiday books

A perfectly normal number of books for less than a week away. And all for preexisting collections/sets.