Reading Resolutions 2015

For the most part, I'm attempting to avoid the New Year, New Me trap - every year I get all excited and then realise that it's the same me after all! Just with attached guilt for failing to become a fit, healthy eating, multi-linguistic musician! However, I do find it useful to reflect on the … Continue reading Reading Resolutions 2015

Mount TBR 11# Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas

I discovered two things last week. One was Reeces Pieces, which are delicious, and available in milkshake form. The other Was Rosie Thomas, who isn't, but is just as tasty. I have no idea where I acquired Iris and Ruby from, but it is definitely second hand and doesn't has a price in the front … Continue reading Mount TBR 11# Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas

Mount TBR 10# In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

I read Good In Bed when it got donated to the Travelling Suitcase Library a couple of years ago, enjoyed it, but wasn't fussed enough to learn more. I only realised In her Shoes, one of my favourite go-to films when I want to sob, was based on a book by the same woman when … Continue reading Mount TBR 10# In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

Mount TBR 9# Virgin Widow by Anne O’Brien

Anne O'Brien started off writing Harlequin historical romance books set in Regency England, and graduated to 'big' books based on historical characters in 2010. This, her first 'big' offering, was recommended to me by a mature student who loves historical fiction as much as I do, so much so I bought it first hand in a … Continue reading Mount TBR 9# Virgin Widow by Anne O’Brien

TBR 6# 7# and 8# The Regeneration Trilogy

The Regeneration trilogy was publishing in the early-mid 90s, and immediately received great critical acclaim, with the second, The Eye In The Door, winning the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1993, and the final book, The Ghost Road, winning the Booker in 1995. When I mentioned I was reading them on Twitter I instantly had dozens … Continue reading TBR 6# 7# and 8# The Regeneration Trilogy

TBR 5# The Other Side of the Story

This might look a littel sparse or odd, but Blogger has changed and certain things no longer work on my Internets, so you'll have to bear with... I've already talked at length about how much I love Marian Keyes, so I was shocked to discover this one hiding away at the back of my shelves … Continue reading TBR 5# The Other Side of the Story

TBR 4# Frenchmen’s Creek

I bought this book first hand, from Waterstones, with my Christmas book tokens, after a long conversation on Twitter after reading the nonsense that is A Discovery of Witches, about true love and it's representation in fiction. I was recommended reading this by @sianushka, who has such a similar taste in fiction to me for … Continue reading TBR 4# Frenchmen’s Creek

TBR 3# Sidetracked

This is a bit of a cheat because I didn't actually buy this book, in fact technically I nicked it. When I started watching Wallander in the Autumn of 2009 and became instantly obsessed with all things Swedish, starting with Ola Rapace (google him and thank me later), I spoke on Twitter about wanting to … Continue reading TBR 3# Sidetracked

Mount TBR 2# Forbidden Fruit: From the letters of Abelard and Heloise

I'm including this book, which I bought Many Many Moons ago as part of a Penguin 'Great Loves' set that was going cheap on TheBookPeople, in my Once Upon A Time Reading Challenge. Although technically not a folktale, as Abelard and Heloise did actually exist, the story of their great forbidden love affair shaped the … Continue reading Mount TBR 2# Forbidden Fruit: From the letters of Abelard and Heloise

Once Upon A Time Reading Challenge 2012

For the past two years, I've taken part in the brilliant Once Upon A Time Reading Challenge. This challenge encourages readers to try something new by expanding on the genres they read, and for a reader like me who tends to stick to what I know I'll like (historical fiction, girly romance novels, and Scandinavian … Continue reading Once Upon A Time Reading Challenge 2012