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 →

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 →

Reinventing The ‘F’ Word

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman I believe in signs. I saw this advertised, had it recommended then nearly walked into the stand it was in my current local bookshop. So, usual clumsiness aside, I just had to get it on Kindle. As much as I love print books I tend to get them... Continue Reading →

Dreary Weekend Cosiness

Liane Moriarty, Truly Madly Guilty I read this in a day. I had nothing else to do so I just cosied up with this and a blanket and several hot drinks, and cheesy pasta, and biscuits... Ok, I have loads I could and probably should be doing, but it was raining (torrential) and windy (gale... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Me It’s You, Mhairi McFarlane

My Mum mentioned this book to me a while ago and I ignored her. Oops. It was lodged in an essay-long Whatsapp and I didn't even look it up at the time. It was only when I was recently compiling a new to be read list that I scrolled back through to see what she'd said. This book... Continue Reading →

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