Ok it was less of an actual road trip than lots of mini trips to and from different parts of New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts. But there was a lot of driving involved. Nothing in New England is close. And this from a girl bought up 50 miles south of Nowhere. I was staying with … Continue reading New England Road Trip
This week, on 8th March, was International Women's Day. This means, for one whole day, we get to talk about women, exclusively. Of course, we talk about women every other day too, but today, I wanted to make a little list of authors (who just so happen to identify as female) that I think absolutely … Continue reading Five…Amazing Women That Write (and a few more because five isn’t enough)
Happy International Women's Day! Every single email I have had to day has been purple and waving flags (apart from New Look - they were just advertising sloganed tees - not even empowering slogans sadly). And my weekly Waterstones email reminded me that the Women's Fiction Prize longlist has been announced! I feel like the 2017 … Continue reading The Women’s Fiction Prize Longlist has been announced!
I love books, and I love knitting/sewing/painting/writing, so I have decided to combine two of my absolute favourite things, and do some Bookish Crafting! Reading in the sunshine makes my eyes hurt, so I have decided to see how I feel about audiobooks, and in Spring, I aim to soak up some Vitamin D while … Continue reading Five…Bookish Crafts I have Planned for Spring
Be warned, this is not a recommendation. This a frustration fuelled review of a book I desperately wanted to DNF, but sheer determination to provide a complete review (and a desperate hope that it would pick up) kept me at it. I'm glad I borrowed Eragon from the library and not from someone at work, … Continue reading Eragon (Christopher Paolini)
Hi all! A few days ago, I read a post on a book blog where they have a book tag on Sunday's that lists all the books they've bought or borrowed this week. I thought it looked like a fun idea, but being the moron I am forgot what the tag was called - so … Continue reading Five…Four Books I borrowed and Two books I bought (Sunday Book Tag)
The first sentence of a book is an introduction to a new world. Some are philosophical, some are funny, some are just sentences. There are, of course, some first lines, first sentences that have become part of the collective consciousness, and therefore assumed Iconic status. Five Iconic First Lines (books edition) NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR … Continue reading Five…Iconic First Lines