My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 14th May 2022


Hello all! Happy Saturday!!  Been enjoying some Spring sunshine this week, and been butterfly spotting! I love this time of year! Everything is peak green and frothy in the wild and it makes me very happy…. and a little sneezy!!

Book wise it’s not been too bad with 3 books finished – all 5 star reads too!  There may have been a couple of additions to my Netgalley shelf too along with some lovely book post!

Here’s my look back!!

BOOKS FINISHED

A TERRIBLE KINDNESS by JO BROWNING WROE – 5 STARS

A TIDY ENDING by JOANNA CANNON – 5 STARS

BUTTERFLIES by JULIANNA PHOTOPOULOS – 5 STARS

publication date – 14th June 2022

BOOKHAUL


Beginning with Netgalley additions…..


THE WOMEN WHO SAVED THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE by MATTHEW KELLY

publication date – May 31st 2022

A vibrant history of English landscape preservation over the last 150 years, told through the lives of four remarkable women

In Britain today, a mosaic of regulations protects the natural environment and guarantees public access to green spaces. But this was not always so. Over the last 150 years, activists have campaigned tirelessly for the right to roam through the countryside and the vital importance of preserving Britain’s natural beauty.
 
Matthew Kelly traces the history of landscape preservation through the lives of four remarkable women: Octavia Hill, Beatrix Potter, Pauline Dower, and Sylvia Sayer. From the commons of London to the Lake District, Northumberland, and Dartmoor, these women protected the English landscape at a crucial period through a mixture of environmental activism, networking, and sheer determination.
 
They grappled with the challenges that urbanization and industrial modernity posed to human well-being as well as the natural environment. By tirelessly seeking to reconcile the needs of particular places to the broader public interest they helped re-imagine the purpose of the English countryside for the democratic age. 

CAGED LITTLE BIRDS by LUCY BANKS 

publication date – September 2022

The public think Ava’s a monster. Ava thinks she’s blameless.

In prison, they called her Butcher Bird – but Ava’s not in prison any more. Released after 25 years to a new identity and a new home, Ava finally has the quiet life she’s always wanted.

But someone knows who she is. The lies she’s told are about to unravel.

And I was very thankful to receive this book from Gallic Press for review….

THE MARTINS by DAVID FOENKINOS

publication date – June 2022

‘Go out into the street and the first person you see will be the subject of your next book.’

This is the challenge a struggling Parisian writer sets himself, imagining his next heroine might be the mysterious young woman who often stands smoking near his apartment … instead it’s octogenarian Madeleine. She’s happy to become the subject of his book – but first she needs to put away her shopping.

Is it really true, the writer wonders, that every life is the stuff of novels, or is his story doomed to be hopelessly banal? As he gets to know Madeleine and her family, he’ll be privy to their secrets: lost loves, marital problems and workplace worries. And he’ll soon realise he is not the impartial bystander he intended to be, but a catalyst for major changes in the lives of his characters.

Told with Foenkinos’s characteristic irony and self-deprecating humour, yet filled with warmth, The Martins is a compelling tale of the family next door which raises questions about what it means to be ‘ordinary’, and about the blurred lines between truth and fiction.

CURRENTLY READING

HOPE FOR THE RAILWAY GIRLS by MAISIE THOMAS

HAPPY READING!!

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 23rd April 2022

Hello all and Happy Saturday! And Happy St George’s Day!  

Another good week on the bookish front – a welcome distraction at home as our bathroom is still being redone and it’s been chaotic and noisy! The end is in sight though!! Bring on the bubble baths!!

I managed to finish 4 books this week and avoided browsing Netgalley or making any purchases! This WILL change very soon I can assure you!!

Here’s my look back..

BOOKS FINISHED

QUIET; THE POWER OF INTROVERTS by SUSAN CAIN – 4 STARS

THE DISCORD OF GODS by JENNY LYONS – 5 STARS

THE BOOKSHOP ON PRIMROSE HILL by SARAH JIO – 5 STARS

THE SWIMMERS by CHLOE LANE – 4 STARS

BOOKHAUL

Absolutely sweet naff all!! 

CURRENTLY READING

SOUR GRAPES by DAN RHODES

HAPPY READING!!

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 9th April 2022

Hello! Happy Saturday! We meet again… these weekends are coming round quicker and quicker each week! And disappearing equally as fast!!

Book wise it’s been an OK week! Gardening has taken over my focus so books have taken a bit of a back seat, but still managed to finish 3 books.  And being otherwise occupied has kept me away from Netgalley so that’s always good! Just 1 book in post wise for review!

Here’s my look back!!

BOOKS FINISHED

INLANDS by ELIN WILLOWS – 3 STARS

THE ONE by CLAIRE FROST – 4 STARS

NATURE IS A HUMAN RIGHT by ELLEN MILES – 5 STARS

BOOKHAUL

The lovely people at Filbert Press have kindly sent me this to review…

THE CREVICE GARDEN by PAUL SPRIGGS/KENTON SETH

published by Filbert Press

publication date – April 21st 2022

A crevice garden replicates the environmental conditions of mountain tops, deserts, coastlines, and other exposed or rocky places on earth. These striking garden features provide perfect conditions for the plants native to these far-off places, bringing the cultivation of these precious gems within everybody’s reach.

In this book, enthusiastic experts Kenton Seth and Paul Spriggs bring us in-depth guidance on the design, construction, and planting of crevice gardens of all kinds including those suitable for containers, small gardens, and public parks and in styles that encompass both naturalistic scenes and non-traditional installations.

A wealth of international case studies demonstrate how crevice gardens provide multiple micro-habitats that are exceptionally well-suited to plants that struggle in normal garden conditions.

Further examples reveal their value in the ecological re-use of waste materials such as concrete, wildlife habitat creation, and for making permeable, plant-friendly alternatives to retaining walls.

An illustrated A-Z recommending 250 irresistible plants completes this comprehensive book which heralds a bold new chapter in the history of crevice garden making. 

CURRENTLY READING

TRUST ME by T.M.LOGAN (AUDIOBOOK)

HAPPY READING!!!

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 2nd April 2022

Hello! And Hello to another month!  Scary!! Especially with a big birthday on the way for me this month…. yep, 21 again!! Honest! 😉

On to books, a much less scary subject!  Another 3 books fiinished this week – thanks to the lovely weather last weekend! – so happy with that!  There may have also been a visit to Netgalley and some book shopping going on!! I tried to resist, but failed!

Here’s my look back..

BOOKS FINISHED

KEEPING UP WITH THE KERSHAWS by HELEN BUCKLEY – 5 STARS

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS by ERICA JAMES – 5 STARS

RAINBOWS END IN FERRY LANE MARKET by NICOLA MAY – 5 STARS

BOOKHAUL

starting over at Netgalley..

THE WITCH’S TREE by ELENA COLLINS

publication date – May 2022

A tale as old as time. A spirit that has never rested.

Present day

As a love affair comes to an end, and with it her dreams for her future, artist Selena needs a retreat. The picture-postcard Sloe Cottage in the Somerset village of Ashcombe promises to be the perfect place to forget her problems, and Selena settles into her new home as spring arrives. But it isn’t long before Selena hears the past whispering to her. Sloe Cottage is keeping secrets which refuse to stay hidden.

1682

Grace Cotter longs for nothing more than a husband and family of her own. Content enough with her work on the farm, looking after her father, and learning the secrets of her grandmother Bett’s healing hands, nevertheless Grace still hopes for love. But these are dangerous times for dreamers, and rumours and gossip can be deadly. One mis-move and Grace’s fate looks set…

Separated by three hundred years, two women are drawn together by a home bathed in blood and magic. Grace Cotter’s spirit needs to rest, and only Selena can help her now.

And from the wonderful team at Gallic Press, I received a copy to review…

THE SWIMMERS by CHLOE LANE

publication date – May 2022

A sharp, quirky story of love and loss from a bold New Zealand talent.

When an affair ends badly and her career in the arts implodes, 26-year-old Erin returns to lie low at the family farm with her chronically ill mother, and her aunt-turned-carer. She learns shortly before her arrival that her mother has decided to take matters into her own hands and end her life – the following Tuesday.

Erin finds herself navigating an eccentric neighbourhood and her complicated family, as she prepares for the loss of a fiery, independent woman.

A former competitive swimmer like her mother and aunt, Erin must find the strength to honour her mother’s final wishes and to reconcile their difficult relationship in the days they have left.

And from Renard Press, as part of my yearly subscription I received this..

THE BUSY-BODY by SUSANNA CENTLIVRE

The Busybody is the most popular comedy by the eighteenth-century playwright Susanna Centlivre. The play centres on two couples trying to form a relationship against the wills of their guardians, and in a battle of wits, playing with many conventions from theatre traditions across the continent, a conclusion is eventually reached.

Like her predecessor Aphra Behn, Centlivre was immensely successful in her day, drawing huge crowds to extended runs of her numerous plays, but the stabbing male pens of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries decried her work as being louche and dangerous, and her name slowly sunk into obscurity.
This edition, published with William Hazlitt’s prefatory note and extra material on Centlivre’s life and writing, seeks to highlight the dexterity with which she took on the stage.

And the March Goldsboro Book Subscription copy is..

THE CARTOGRAPHERS by PENG SHEPHERD

There are some maps you can lose yourself in…
Nell Young has lived her life in and around maps. Her father, Dr. David Young, was one of the most respected cartographers in the world. But this morning he was found dead – or murdered? – in his office at the New York Public Library.

Nell hadn’t spoken to her father in years, ever since he fired her after an argument over a seemingly worthless highway roadside map. A map which was mass-produced – and every copy of which is now being found and destroyed. But why?

To answer that question, Nell will embark on a dangerous journey into the heart of a conspiracy beyond belief, the secrets behind her family, and the true power that lies in maps . . .

THE CARTOGRAPHERS is a story about Art and Science: where they meet, how they both enrich our lives, and how each defines the other. And it’s a book about the mystery, history, and ineffable romance of maps.

And just one more purchase, this time from Salt…


NATURAL HISTORIES by EMILY HASLER

Nature is not so much the subject as an unavoidable force in these poems, providing space and fodder for meditations on our knowledge of self and other. Here, the small histories that complement or contradict grand narratives come to the fore. Hasler adopts the stance of the naturalist, seeking to observe and collect, but with the imagination working alongside the eye. Along the way these poems confront questions of naming and categorising, and ask how our environments and our past affect us, and we them. How did we become? Change and adaptation is the key here. The manner of investigation never shies away from the fact that nature can be both deeply personal and unfamiliar. Rather it embraces both of these aspects and uses them to construct its own narrative, one of shaping and discovery. Much like the subjects contained within them, poems have their own organic forms, adapted to purpose. It is this adaptation combined with precision and sentiment that give this debut force and vitality.

CURRENTLY READING

BROKEN HOMES by BEN AARONVITCH (audiobook)

HAPPY READING!!

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 19th March 2022

Hello! The sunshine has returned and the butterflies are returning!! This lovely Comma was in my garden this week doing some sunbathing…. hopefully I’ll be joining him soon!!

On to books!  Another ok week on the book front! I seem to have slowed down speed wise as gardening is distracting me, but hopefully I can pick up the pace again soon! I did avoid NetGalley though and just made one book purchase!

Here’s my look back!

BOOKS FINISHED

DEATH AT FRIAR’S INN by ROB KEELEY – 5 STARS

THE PARIS APARTMENT by LUCY FOLEY – 4 STARS

WHISPERS UNDERGROUND by BEN AARONOVITCH (audiobook) – 4 STARS

BOOKHAUL

I treated myself to this beauty from Red Dog Press!

THE STONEBRIDGE MYSTERIES 1-6 by CHRIS MCDONALD

ABOUT THE SERIES:
Stonebridge is a small town on the north coast of Northern Ireland. Most of its inhabitants are friendly, happy people. Most of them... Because bad things happen even in the happiest of places. It’s a good thing, then, that Adam Whyte and Colin McLaughlin call Stonebridge home. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of detective shows, a misplaced sense of confidence and a keen desire to see justice done, these two are the closest thing the town has to saviours. Which isn’t that reassuring... Get your hands on this signed bookplated compilation of the first six books in the series. 
                  What's inside:
              The Curious Dispatch of Daniel Costello
               Dead in the Water
              Meat is Murder
        The Case of the Missing Firefly
Mistletoe and Crime
All at Sea

CURRENTLY READING

http://THE WINTER SEA by SUSANNA KEARSLEY

HAPPY READING!!

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 12th March 2022

Hello and Happy Saturday! Another week to avoid the news and send your thoughts and prayers to all the innocent people whose lives are being destroyed…. I keep hoping that sanity will break out and things will change… 

On to books…. a fairly quiet week for me reading wise. I keep finding myself doing other stuff when I should be reading but still managed to read 3 books this week.  There may have been 2 new additions to the netgalley shelf as well!

Here’s my look back.

BOOKS FINISHED

SUNDIAL by CATRIONA WARD – 5 STARS

LEAN ON ME by SERGE JONCOUR – 4 STARS

CHOUETTE by CLAIRE OSHETSKY – 5 STARS

BOOKHAUL


To Netgalley we go….

THE HOLIDAY BOOKSHOP by LUCY DICKENS

publication date –  7th July 2022

One woman. One island. A bookshop in need of revival…

Jenny has never been a risk taker. But when her best friend takes off on an American road trip, Jenny finds herself saying yes to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of her own and accepts the role of a bookseller in the Maldives.

The island of Bounty Cove Cay is everything she’d hoped for: white sandy beaches, glistening turquoise waters and palm trees bursting with coconuts. But it’s not all plain sailing…

The resort bookshop is far from thriving and, in an unexpected twist, management are threatening closure.

Can Jenny throw her rulebook to the wind and turn things around before it’s too late? And might she find her own happy ending along the way?

DUCKLING by EVE AINSWORTH

publication date – 1st April 2022

What if your neighbour asked you to watch her seven-year-old daughter for an afternoon, and didn’t come back?

Lucy’s life is small, but safe. Every day she goes to work, checks in on her unstable, alcoholic father, then spends her evenings watching old Columbo reruns, isolating herself away from the rest of the community on her South London estate.

Her routine is all that she can handle, given what happened in her past.

So when her new neighbour Cassie asks Lucy if she could look after her seven-year-old daughter Rubi, she is reluctant to agree.

Then when the hours pass, and then days, and Rubi’s Mum doesn’t come back, Lucy’s worst-case-scenario is now her reality. Lucy is not only responsible for herself anymore. She is responsible for a scared little girl who needs her help.

Something has happened to Cassie, and Lucy must find her before it’s too late.

And an e-book to enjoy …..

DEATH AT FRIAR’S INN by ROB KEELEY

out now.. Amazon £3.99 (at time of posting)

Dinner at an Inn of Court takes an unusual turn when a corpse falls onto the Benchers’ Table. A battleaxe and a rubber glove are found at the scene. A trophy has been stolen. But who could have wanted the Porter dead – and why?

Aspiring barristers Tom and Becca set out to investigate. But another murder isn’t far away…

Rob Keeley is an established award-winning author of children’s novels, short stories and picture books, including the Spirits series. Other credits include the award-listed stage play Mr. Everyone, and Chain Gang and Newsjack for BBC Radio. Death At Friar’s Inn is his first novel for adults and draws on his own experiences training as a barrister.And a book purchase from Waterstones with a voucher that was burning a hole in my purse!…

THE MOUNTAINS SING by NGUYEN PHAN QUE MAI

With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Tran family, set against the backdrop of the Viet Nam War. Tran Dieu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Noi, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Ho Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that will tear not just her beloved country but her family apart.

Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Viet Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope. This is celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai’s first novel in English.

CURRENTLY READING

INLANDS by ELIN WILLOWS



HAPPY READING!!

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 19th February 2022

Hello and Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is surviving the stormy month of February alright!! Oh to have a settled spell of calm weather!!

On to books, and it’s been a pretty quiet week!  Managed to finish 3 books, avoided going anywhere Netgalley, and have had 2 review books in the post kindly sent by publishers!  

Here’s my look back…

BOOKS FINISHED

SHAPE OF A BOY by KATE WICKERS – 4 STARS

AFTER THE RAIN by LUCY DILLON – 4 STARS

THE CAT WHO SAVED BOOKS by SOSUKE NATSUKAWA – 4 STARS

BOOKHAUL

Thankfully avoided the lure of Netgalley, so just these two beauties in the post kindly sent from publishers to review….

THE THOUSAND EYES by A.K. LARKWOOD                                                          published by Tor Books

The sequel to A. K. Larkwood’s stunning debut fantasy, The Unspoken NameThe Thousand Eyes continues The Serpent Gates series–perfect for fans of Jenn Lyons, Joe Abercrombie, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

Two years ago, Csorwe and Shuthmili defied the wizard Belthandros Sethennai and stole his gauntlets. The gauntlets have made Shuthmili extraordinarily powerful, but they’re beginning to take a sinister toll on her. She and Csorwe travel to a distant world to discover how to use the gauntlets safely, but when an old enemy arrives on the scene, Shuthmili finds herself torn between clinging to her humanity and embracing eldritch power.

Meanwhile, Tal Charossa returns to Tlaanthothe to find that Sethennai has gone missing. As well as being a wizard of unimaginable power, Sethennai is Tal’s old boss and former lover, and Tal wants nothing to do with him. When a magical catastrophe befalls the city, Tal tries to run rather than face his past, but soon learns that something even worse may lurk in the future. Throughout the worlds of the Echo Maze, fragments of an undead goddess begin to awaken, and not all confrontations can be put off forever…

OUR LADY OF MYSTERIOUS AILMENTS by T.L.HUCHU

published by Tor Books

published 3rd March 2022

Some secrets are meant to stay buried

When Ropa Moyo discovered an occult underground library, she expected great things. She’s really into Edinburgh’s secret societies – but turns out they are less into her. So instead of getting paid to work magic, she’s had to accept a crummy unpaid internship. And her with bills to pay and a pet fox to feed.

Then her friend Priya offers her a job on the side. Priya works at Our Lady of Mysterious Maladies, a very specialized hospital, where a new illness is resisting magical and medical remedies alike. The first patient was a teenage boy, Max Wu, and his healers are baffled. If Ropa can solve the case, she might earn as she learns – and impress her mentor, Sir Callander.

Her sleuthing will lead her to a lost fortune, an avenging spirit and a secret buried deep in Scotland’s past. But how are they connected? Lives are at stake and Ropa is running out of time.

CURRRENTLY READING

THE GREEN INDIAN PROBLEM by J.L.WILLETTS

HAPPY READING!!

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 5th February 2022



Hello all! Happy Saturday! May your weekend be full of happiness and books!!
My week has been exactly that!  And normal service seems to be returning to my book hoarding habits – both physically and digitally! – so panic over LOL!
I managed to finish 5 books off this week so very happy with that!  I also added 1 book to my Netgalley shelf, and 3 more physical books made their way to me ahead of blog tours and publication!
Here’s my look back!


BOOKS FINISHED

RAIL JOURNEYS by DAVID ROSS – 5 STARS

AMAZING GARDENS OF THE WORLD by VIVIENNE HAMBLY – 5 STARS

ESCAPE TO LITTLE BLUEWATER BAY by JOANNE BODEN – 5 STARS

THE FALL AND RISE OF RONNI FAIRWEATHER by GINA HOLLANDS – 5 STARS

BIRD COTTAGE by EVA MEIJER – 5 STARS

BOOKHAUL


Back to Netgalley we go….


SHADOWLANDS by MATTHEW GREEN

publication date – 3rd March 2022

Drowned. Buried by sand. Decimated by plague. Plunged off a cliff. This is the forgotten history of Britain’s lost cities, ghost towns, and vanished villages. From a Neolithic settlement submerged in sand to an abandoned Black Death hamlet, a Norfolk village requisitioned and zombified by the military to a medieval city swept off a shingle island, these are Britain’s shadowlands.

Rising star historian Matthew Green excavates these lost settlements in unusually vivid detail, telling the extraordinary tales of their demise. We experience life before, during, and after oblivion, meeting the humans who lived and died in these unique places, and explore the lingering, beautiful remains.

At a time when our settlements are threatened by pandemics and global warming, its story of human fragility could not be more powerful. Whether evoking the Atlantis myth or Romantic ruins, an ancient Roman metropolis or the modern coastline, Shadowlands peers through the cracks of history at Britain’s secret landscape, transforming our understanding of history by giving a truer sense of the progress of time and presaging our future. 


And I was delighted to receive these in the post from Renard Press, ahead of Blog Tours in February and March.

WOMEN AND LOVE by MIRIAM BURKE


‘I couldn’t sleep that night; our conversation was like a trapped bird flying around inside my head. The next morning, I texted to say I wouldn’t be coming back. I lied about having to return to my country to nurse a sick relative. I couldn’t bear to see my story mirrored in his eyes, and to see what we never had. I knew he’d understand.’

Women and Love is a thought-provoking collection of seventeen tightly woven tales about the power of love, all its trials and complications, and the shattered lives it can leave in its wake.

The stories explore a huge variety of sorts of love surrounding women in wildly differing settings, and features an unforgettable cast including GPs, burglars, inmates, emigrant cleaners, carers, young professionals, and many more. Navigating heavy themes, with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ experiences, including gender dysphoria and searching for a sperm donor, the stories leave the reader burning with indignation, full of empathy and wonder


THE GREEN INDIAN PROBLEM by J.L.WILLETTS


Set in the valleys of South Wales at the tail end of Thatcher’s Britain, The Green Indian Problem is the story of Green, a seven year-old with intelligence beyond his years – an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem: everyone thinks he’s a girl.

Green sets out to try and solve the mystery of his identity, but other issues keep cropping up – God, Father Christmas, cancer – and one day his best friend goes missing, leaving a rift in the community and even more unanswered questions. Dealing with deep themes of friendship, identity, child abuse and grief, The Green Indian Problem is, at heart, an all-too-real story of a young boy trying to find out why he’s not like the other boys in his class.

Longlisted for the Bridport Prize (in the Peggy Chapman-Andrews category)

And from Gallic Belgravia for review..


LEAN ON ME by SERGE JONCOUR
PUBLICATION DATE – 3RD MARCH 2022

Winner of the prestigious Prix Interallié

When a flock of crows invades their shared apartment block, farmer-turned-debt collector Ludovic and fashion designer Aurore speak for the first time. With nothing but the birds in common, the two are destined for separate lives, yet are drawn inexplicably together.

Though their story is set in Paris, the tale of Ludovic and Aurore is far from an idyllic romance. With one trapped in an unhappy marriage and the other lost in grief, the city of love has brought each of them only isolation and pain. As Aurore faces losing her business and Ludovic questions the ethics of his job, they begin a passionate affair. Love between such different people seems doomed to failure, but for these two unhappy souls trapped in ruthless worlds, perhaps loving one another is the greatest form of resistance.

From the award winning author of Wild Dog, Lean on Me explores the realities of unlikely love, and how connection and intimacy offer us an escape from all that is harsh and cold in our modern day lives.

CURRENTLY READING

WHEN I WAS TEN by FIONA CUMMINS – AUDIOBOOK


HAPPY READING!!

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 29th January 2022



Hello! Happy Saturday!! The last one of January… that went by quick didn’t it?!  
And it’s been another fairly quiet bookish week for me! Maybe February will get me sparked up again on the reading/requesting/buying front!!  I did manage to finish 3 books this week, had some bookpost courtesy of one of my subscriptions and nothing from Netgalley again! 
Here’s my look back


BOOKS FINISHED


HARE HOUSE by SALLY HINCHCLIFFE (AUDIOBOOK) – 3 STARS

THE LEVIATHAN by ROSIE ANDREWS – 5 STARS

THE GARDEN BY THE SEA by AMANDA JAMES – 5 STARS

BOOKHAUL


Does Netgalley miss me I wonder?! Another week without visiting and adding to my shelves! Yay me!
But there was lovely post from Renard Press with their latest release – and a fab new tote bag – as part of my book subscription with them!


SAINT JOAN by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

One of Shaw’s most unusual and enduringly popular plays. With SAINT JOAN (1923) Shaw reached the height of his fame and Joan is one of his finest creations; forceful, vital, and rebelling against the values that surround her. The play distils Shaw’s views on the subjects of politics, religion and creative evolution.


CURRENTLY READING

THE RAPTURES by JAN CARSON




HAPPY READING!!

My Bookish Weekly Wrap Up – 15th January 2022



Hello all! Happy Saturday!! The month is flying by, and the fight to catch up with the TBR mountain keeps failing!!  We need a pause button.. just for a day or two!
And on the book front it’s been another steady week! 4 books finished and, wait for it, nothing new added!! Really!!  I think I may need help!!
Here’s my look back!


BOOKS FINISHED

SIXTEEN HORSES by GREG BUCHANAN – 4 STARS

THE LITTLE SHOP OF HIDDEN TREASURES by HOLLY HEPBURN – 5 STARS

PAX, JOURNEY HOME by SARA PENNYPACKER – 5 STARS

A MARVELLOUS LIGHT by FREYA MARSKE – 4 STARS


BOOKHAUL


Netgalley – ZERO!!

Bookpost – ZERO!!

Bookshops – ZERO!! – even with a purse full of xmas gift vouchers still to spend!!

CURRENTLY READING

BIRD COTTAGE by EVA MEIJER




HAPPY READING!!