Favourite Books of 2020 -Part 2

This post is the second of its kind and there will be at least one more. Part 1 of Favourite Books of 2020 can be found here. 1. Baptism of Fire (Witcher #3) by Andrzej Sapkowski – This is admittedly a strange choice for a favourites list and it doesn’t work as a recommendation. SurelyContinue reading “Favourite Books of 2020 -Part 2”

Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward

Until the past couple of months, I’ve been reading a lot of very heavy, kind of sad content. 2020 has been a weepy year, book-wise. Men We Reaped is another book that moved me to tears. Synopsis – In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five men in her life, to drugs, accidents, suicide, and theContinue reading “Men We Reaped: A Memoir by Jesmyn Ward”

Books I’ve Read More Than Once… and Why

Top Ten Tuesday for today… hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is Books I’ve Read More Than Once.. and Why. 1. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – What a moody, mysterious book. I have never done this with a book, but I read this cover to cover a second time the very nightContinue reading “Books I’ve Read More Than Once… and Why”

The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich

Alexievich lets each of the veterans own their narrative, giving us brief glimpses from a hundred different perspectives… voices of defiance, reluctance, denial of the war, its glorification, the tragedy, the acceptance… conflicting stories, each narrative is private, emotional and coloured by personal biases… but authentic, you know? Human.

WWW Wednesday #1

WWW Wednesday is hosted at Taking On a World of Words, participating in this after ages and ages… I do love getting back to blogging! The three Ws are: 1. What are you currently reading? I am currently about halfway into the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski – yes, after having watched and liked theContinue reading “WWW Wednesday #1”

Bookish Things I Am Thankful For

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, here are some bookish things I’m grateful for. Reading really does define a better part of my life and these are the things that make it happen! 0. Coffee. I don’t know if this counts as a ‘bookish thing’ in your world, but it certainly does in mine!Continue reading “Bookish Things I Am Thankful For”

Hidden Things by Doyce Testerman

Scribd is a delicious virtual labyrinth that keeps revealing its many mysteries, slowly and steadily. It’s been working out well and I find myself buried in the most unexpected books. Hidden Things by Doyce Testerman was one such delight. Let me give you selected snippets from the Goodreads summary: “A phone call from a soon-to-be-deceasedContinue reading “Hidden Things by Doyce Testerman”

Reimagining Book Characters as Cats

Reimagining book characters as cats, just by their names… OR Book character names for cats of specific personality types! Returning to blogging, as usual, with a good ol’ Top Ten Tuesday post – Top Ten Bookish Cat Names. 1. Laska – from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – Laska sounds like she would be aContinue reading “Reimagining Book Characters as Cats”

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

*trigger warning for sexual abuse SO I’m still in that phase of “I don’t know what to do with this site.” I’ve done something with it, but I’m not yet happy with what I’ve done. However, I did read this book recently and it has certainly been difficult to get my mind off it. SoContinue reading “My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell”