Arts and Culture, Books, General Musings

So true, all my life.

  This is probably the most relate-able quote I have seen. I am definitely the girl who ignores everyone and everything when I am reading a book. I get so single minded you could start a fire and I wouldn't notice. C is used to it and my Mum used to despair of it! But… Continue reading So true, all my life.

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Arts and Culture, Books

Book Review: The Tea Planters Wife – Dinah Jefferies

I admit I was completely suckered in to picking up this book because of the front cover and its promise of far away climes and exotic places. It certainly delivered on the exotic climes with the book entirely set in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and the local cities and plantations in the early 19th Century… Continue reading Book Review: The Tea Planters Wife – Dinah Jefferies

Arts and Culture, Books

Book Review: No Place For a Lady – Gill Paul

I have a bit of a soft spot for fiction set during, around or inspired by the period of the Crimean War, one of my favourite books is The Street Philosopher by Matthew Plampin and I adore the Charge of the Light Brigade poem so this book automatically peaked my interest when I saw it.… Continue reading Book Review: No Place For a Lady – Gill Paul

Arts and Culture, Books

On a book related note…

On a book related note, I am volunteering at the Henley Literary Festival this week. I have been involved with the festival in some capacity over the past few years, I worked as an administrator over a couple of months part time initially and I have tried to volunteer some time at as many of… Continue reading On a book related note…

Arts and Culture, Books

Book Review: The Bed I Made, Lucie Whitehouse

The Bed I Made, Lucie Whitehouse I found this a really interesting book to read, as I continued to read it I felt more and more like it was some sour version of 50 Shades of Grey gone psycho. High, giddy romance gone terribly, terribly wrong. But to be honest, the more I read, the… Continue reading Book Review: The Bed I Made, Lucie Whitehouse

Books, General Musings

International Literacy Day: Literacy & Me

I cant imagine a world where I was unable to read. I am sure I could have survived but my life would never have been as enriched as it is today. I would not have run through the woods with Skip. I would not have climbed the Faraway Tree with Moon Face, had midnight feasts… Continue reading International Literacy Day: Literacy & Me