This Is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel

This focused on a topic I know next to nothing about, and it was wonderful. Claude is the youngest of five brothers and from a very young age he prefers to wear dresses and barrettes and carry a purse. But that’s not all this is. The story of this whole family: Claude’s struggles, Poppy’s blossoming... Continue Reading →

The Roller Riddle

Riddle me this. How many gins does it take for me to say I’m going to start Roller Derby as a new hobby? One. The answer is one rather lovely, fragrant, cardamom spiced gin. And tonic. That, and a one hour windmilling wobble around a roller rink with some friends. One of which happens to... Continue Reading →

Sass and Snuggles

Been spending time with my niece and nephew this weekend. It's always fun, and some of the things they say and the way their brains work make me laugh out loud. They're also still at the age where they're unashamedly honest. Which is awesome, and at times, brutal. Take this weekend for example: 'I had... Continue Reading →

Caution: Concentration required (*spoilers*)

The reason I loved this is, I think, the same reason I love the shows Death In Paradise and Poirot. Bear with me. The Seven Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle is the ultimate locked room mystery. The author credits reading Agatha Christie as a child with inspiring a desire to write this type of novel. I... Continue Reading →

Eco Warrior

I recently invested in an Organicup. This is a miraculous device you use instead of sanitary towels or tampons. If you’re already cringing, now is the time to retreat from this. An efficient A to B transfer of that annoying monthly flow. No waste, less mess, cheaper for your purse. Eco-friendly too! Cardboard packaging so... Continue Reading →

Year One, Nora Roberts

My kind of book. The idea of a not too distant future where it all goes to hell. An interesting supernatural twist set this apart from some of my other recent reads. The inevitability of the world’s destruction, and the complete ignorance of the human race of the coming annihilation is sewn into the story... Continue Reading →

One Of These Butterflies Is On A Really Bad Trip

I'm doing panto (oh, yes I am!) Why? Bloody good question. I think if I remember rightly I was on a high from two months off work and full of, 'get out and be part of the community!' with a side order of, 'challenge yourself more!' So, that translated into auditioning for the local pantomime.... Continue Reading →

No Exit, Taylor Adams

I have a feeling this was a 'Kindle Reccomends' offer as it's right up my street but I don't remember searching for it! Darby Thorne is just trying to get home. Her plans upended by an upsetting message from her sister, and she’s attempting to get through a terrible snow storm at the last minute.... Continue Reading →

Tiny Book Club Update

  The Tiniest Book Club has been up and running for a few months now. And the members are all kinds of wonderful. Ok, it’s mainly that they love books, drink gin and let me be kind of in charge. Thinking about it, that has definite potential as my new dating profile...*Ahem* I’ve said it... Continue Reading →

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