Happy February to you all! January seemed to go on forever didn’t it?! A short month ahead of us now, and the appearance of snowdrops, daffodils and hellebores in the garden are beginning to lift my spirits for Spring!
On the reading front, and it’s been another fairly quiet week! My reading pace seems to have slowed a little and procrastination is keeping me from picking up more books! And I still seem unable to keep away from Netgalley with another 2 approvals this week…..oops!
So here’s my look back.
The 24 Hour Cafe by Libby Page – 5 stars
Tea With Mr Rochester by Frances Towers – 3 stars
Real Life by Adeline Dieudonne – 4 stars
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell – 6 stars!!
Netgalley made me do it…..
THE HONOURS by TIM CLARE
out 6th February 2020
TRUE HONOUR IS ENDLESS. 1935. Norfolk. War is looming in Great Britain and the sprawling country estate of Alderberen Hall is shadowed by suspicion and paranoia. Alderberen’s newest resident, Delphine Venner, is determined to uncover the secrets of the Hall’s elite society, which has taken in her gullible mother and unstable father. As she explores the house and discovers the secret network of hidden passages that thread through the estate, Delphine unearths a world more dark and threatening than she ever imagined. With the help of head gamekeeper Mr Garforth, Delphine must learn the bloody lessons of war and find the soldier within herself in time to battle the deadly forces amassing in the woods . . .
WINTERING by KATHERINE MAY
out 6th February 2020
How do you survive the ‘wintering’ phase of your life?
Wintering, the dormant periods in our lives, the dark moments we endure – which can be brought about through myriad of ways; from the death of a loved one to a sudden change in circumstances or mental health issues – can be lonely, damaging and catch us off guard.
Katherine May recounts her own year-long journey through winter, and how she found strength and inspiration when life felt frozen. Part memoir, part exploration of a human condition, Wintering explores the healing nature of the great outdoors to help us overcome and embrace our own wintering experiences, and how, much like nature, we can learn to appreciate these low periods, and what they have to teach us, before the ushering in of a new season
reading this via Pigeonhole and really enjoying it!