Life After Life

Just a very hurried I-am-halfway-out-the-door shout out to all the book lovers that read this blog… I have just finished Life After Life by the insanely clever Kate Atkinson. I know, I know… you all said it was brilliant and that I should read it eons ago but sometimes you just need to figure these…

Royal Reading

If you live in Britain you simply cannot escape the royal family right now. I mean, they’ve always been there and everything but it’s particularly high saturation at the moment. First there was the Queen’s 92nd birthday. She doesn’t even need to do anything anymore, she just needs to be the Queen. Frankly if she…

Mr B’s

Yesterday my husband and I both took the day off and drove down to Bath to carry out one of my lovely 40th birthday experience presents that I was gifted. I was going for a reading spa. No, this is not where you go to a spa and someone paints your nails and massages your…

Romanovs

I’m currently reading The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montifore. I got it for Christmas and was very excited as it’s been sitting in my Amazon shopping basket for ages! I’ve always been interested in the Romanov family, by which I mean Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and…

The Husband’s Secret

Earlier in the year I was on here raving about the TV drama Big Little Lies (read it here) starring an earth shatteringly attractive cast that included Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard.  Well, the one-off drama was based on the book of the same name by Liane Moriarty, an Australian author with a whole host…

The One

Currently giving The One by John Marrs a go.  A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test (a simple DNA mouth swab) to find true love with THE ONE…  Except what if you’re paired with someone in another country? Or a gender you’re not…

Recipe for happiness?

I touched on the subject of hygge on this blog just over a year ago. My love for all things Scandi hasn’t really lessened and the concept of hygge is one that I am still very much a fan of. For those that don’t know, hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish pastime that sort of combines happiness,…

The Girl Before

A couple of weeks ago somebody messaged me saying I haven’t blogged about books in ages. And they’re right. I’ve been working a lot more than I’d originally intended and certain things have taken a back seat and reading for pleasure has certainly been one of them. I pretty much only ever read in bed and…

All The Light We Cannot See

Starting this today…  The Financial Times calls it “a masterpiece” and it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2015. No doubt you all read it when it first came out but I’m always behind. My husband has been nagging me to read it for ages… I can already tell it’s going to make me…

Buzzzz… 

I’m currently reading The Bees by Laline Paull. I might post a little review about it in a bit but seeing as it’s taking me forever to read through anything at the moment that might not be for a while.  The Bees is a thriller that The Guardian described as “frightening” and “changes the way we see…