Review – Winter by Ali Smith

This is a book that left me feeling a little unsatisfied. I loved the earlier book in this series but this one didn't quite do it for me. This was due to the fact that main characters of Sophia and her son Arthur never felt fully realised. There are some interesting characters and social commentary that we would expect from Ali Smith and this, like all of her works is a non-linear poetic wander through several connected lives.

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5 Star Review – The Hoarder by Jess Kidd

I haven't wanted to tell everybody about a book for quite a while, not since Eleanor Oliphant, but The Hoarder by Jess Kidd is a wonderful and engaging mystery and the best book I have read this year. It is a blend of magical realism, crime writing and dark humour. My Rating: ★★★★★

Weekly Update 4th March

Devon has seen more snow this week than in decades. Definitely more than my daughter has ever seen. It has started to melt now, and by the time I post this on Sunday morning, the bulk of it will be water. Even my OH couldn't get to work for one day due to the freezing rain and black ice. The kids have been off school for half of the week; I picked my daughter up after lunch on Wednesday morning, and the school has been closed ever since.

Review – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I am finding this book difficult to review. When I had just finished reading it, I felt that it was revolutionary and had the answers to making people, less entitled and self centred. But my view changed time went on the the more I thought about it. Like many self-help books, this appears to be candy for the mind.

Books I Could Re-read Forever

This weeks topic is: books that I could reread forever. I am sure I am not alone in that I own many books, I reread more than once. In some cases, re-buying books I had given away when the urge to reread it became too much. Many of these are book series, and I will count the series as one book here today. Sorry I couldn't stop at 10 so here are my top 11 books that I can reread forever.

Weekly Update 19th to 25th of Febuary

My daughter has gone back to school with a smile on her face and I am back to having the house to myself for a blissful 6 hours a day. I am pondering what to do with my time apart from the drudgery of housework. This blog is a start, but I am going to try to improve my writing (any hints, tips and feedback will be welcome). I bought myself a copy of Scrivener to use for writing and to organise my blog posts. I can see a topic for a blog post appearing.

Review – Killing Floor

People kept on telling me about Lee Child and the Jack Reacher Novels, eventually I listened and I wish I did it sooner. This book is the first of 22 stand alone books all centered on this one guy who seems to find himself in trouble through no fault of his own. This book deals with corruption, and a company who bought a town, but why?

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