What the what? Ellis is an iconic writer, and very much has his own approach to story telling but I found this a challenge. I've read some of his other work, Rules of Attraction and American Psycho, and enjoyed them. He does have a tendency to focus on the minutia of life and it can … Continue reading The Informers
I don’t have my own but I do have more nieces and nephews than I can count, which means a lot of bedtime reading. It’s great. I love reading with them. I read once about the emotional cues that reading with children exhibits. There is a closeness as they sit on your knee and you … Continue reading Best books to reads with kids
Nancy Drew, The Famous Five, The Twins at St Clare's, Road Dahl and Judy Blume. I grew up on these books and authors. There was plenty more in between but these featured heavily. These books were old hat when I read them, but have stood the test of time and I would recommend them for … Continue reading The books of my youth
I'm not usually one for a murder mystery but it was Christmas and this came recommended. I finished it in three days and thought it was brilliant. I think part of the attraction isn't just the mystery of the book but the truth behind the book itself. In The Word is Murder, author Anthony … Continue reading The Word is Murder
This is a sexy-hallmark Christmas story. From the get go you know where this story is going but it is worth reading for the laugh-out-loud moments. Sky is a beautiful, talented, warm and care-free artist and jewellery maker, who is about to have her first London exhibit. It's a huge moment in her career and, … Continue reading Christmas Ever After
Today is the first blank page of 365-page book.... I've always hated that phrase, and I still do, but I have been planning this blog for a while and it seems like a good day to kick it off. It's a Monday and the first day of a new year, so it makes sense really. 365-posts seems ambitious but sure we'll see how we fare!