Charity Shop Book Haul

Charity shop book haul

What do you get when you combine a love of shopping, bargains and books? A rather large bag of books from several different charity shops along Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon for a grand total of £7 (or £6.50 if you take out my partners Kafka that snuck into the stack. Since getting back my reading […]

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Last year The Glass Castle was turned into a film. Whilst I haven’t watched the film this is certainly the sort of memoir, and writing style, that greatly lends itself to being adapted. In many ways it seems surprising that it took from publication in 2006 to 2017 for a film adaptation to happen. The […]

The Sign Of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

This Sherlock Holmes series has really sucked me in and I found myself returning promptly and ploughing through the second book. It was a great series to read when I attempted it a number of years ago and really wanted to get stuck into it again and stick with it. The Sign Of Four is […]

Organising My Books

We live in a flat where we simply have too much stuff and not enough space. I have discussed this in many ways before and it is one of the reasons I am trying to cut down my beauty stash so I just have one shampoo and one conditioner on the go instead of five […]

A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study In Scarlet

It has been several years since I first picked up this book and I actually worked my way through half of the eight books that I have back then but given it was such a long time there was part of me that just wanted to start again from the beginning. As I had read […]

The Weight Of Things by Marianne Fritz

The weight of things by Marianne Fritz

Don’t judge a book by its cover and all that but The Weight Of Things by Marianne Fritz has such a pretty cover, a contrast to the topics within, that it is difficult to not be attracted to it. The millennial pink on this modern classic adds to the idea of conflict that the book […]

The Muse by Jessie Burton

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There are so many things that could be said about The Muse by Jessie Burton, especially given the reviews it received on publishing and how well it went on to do in the book charts and awards, but with that a lot of it has been said. Some things did come up whilst going through […]