The past three months have been unreal. No words can describe my whirlwind of self-inflicted life changes – but it does reflect in the dark, dark reading choices. In no particular order, Part 2 of My Favourite Books of 2021.
Have I been reading as much as I wanted? Not quite. But I’m happy with the books I’ve read so far this year. 1. King Rat by China Mieville – an urban fairytale retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamelin. King Rat is set in London, as so many of Mieville’s books and it unearthsContinue reading “Favourite Books of 2021 – Part 1”
Or rather, books I bought, but didn’t read. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic makes me sad, because that list is always longer than I’d like it to be. Here we go with ten random picks: 1. The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman – The second installment in the sequel-trilogy to His Dark Materials. IContinue reading “Books I Meant to Read In 2020 But Didn’t Get To”
Hey, it’s January! This blog is getting ooold. Anyway, this post should have been written in December, but I have a lot of “looking ahead” bookish posts coming up and might as well start with this little unfinished Favourite Books Part 3. Links to the other two: Favourite Books of 2020 – Part 1 andContinue reading “Favourite Books of 2020 – Part 3”
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”
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”
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”
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”