Weekly Update

This is an eventful week, well the end of it anyway, I am off on holiday with my little family to go and visit my not-husband's home city, Tallinn Estonia.   I have never been, although his mum and younger sister came and visited us a few years ago but we haven't reciprocated yet, until now. ... Continue Reading →

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Title:  The Ocean at the End of the Lane Author : Neil Gaiman Pages: 190 Genres:Magical Realism,  Creepy literary fiction  A middle aged man after a funeral, finds himself driving on autopilot back to where he used to live as a child.  His family home has been demolished but he finds himself driving to a... Continue Reading →

Favourite Minor Characters

Oh this is a fabulous prompt from the goodreads group top 5 Wednesday and I have thought long and hard about this.  I mistakenly thought that this was the prompt for next week, so I am a little bit later than I should be but hey ho. 1  Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter It was... Continue Reading →

Summer Reads

Books are heavy, and therefore not as practical to take on holiday as an E-reader. I have recently discovered netgalley and edelweiss and also due to having to play around with adobe digital editions I have discovered that I can get books that I have borrowed from the library onto my old rooted Nook simple touch, which I didn't realise I could do. This is a post for the Summer Reads Freebie prompt for the fabulous top ten Tuesday meme over at the broke and the bookish, and I have been wracking my brains for weeks and as I only figured this on Monday it is just in time. I have put this in probably order of reading. Firstly the ones that I have actually got onto my Nook, and after that the ones that I am really hoping that are approved.

Book Haul – Plympton Library for a change

I have collected a huge stack of books that I ordered from Plymouth libraries this week from Plympton Library for a change. I am moving away from the 200 page books that I have been reading as I have a few reviews in reserve and therefore can run the risk of reading a hefty book for a couple of weeks if I choose. library-loot Library Loot is a weekly meme held over at The Captive Reader where we show what fabulous things we brought home from our amazing library services. Here are the seven books that I brought home yesterday, all fiction, and I have tried to grab some more recent releases.

Escape from a North Korean Death Camp

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden is an astonishing biography of Shin Dong-hyuk written by an American journalist.    It describes the life and subsequent escape of Shin, a North Korean boy who was born in the Kaechon internment camp known as camp 14 which was a total control zone for political prisoners who were... Continue Reading →

My top 10 parenting books

I live in the UK and here mothers day is in March and always very near my own mothers Birthday. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the broke and the bookish and for this week it is a mothers day related freebie so I have decided to write about my top 10 books about parenting and go non-fiction for a change.

Review – How to fight Islamic terror from the missionary position by Tabish Kahir

This book starts with a young man attempting failing to produce a sperm donation in an “ambitious plastic container” parked outside a fertility clinic under the watchful eye of a danish police car. This hints at the breakdown of his marriage. The unnamed narrator, a young man from Karachi, a lapsed Muslim with his best friend Ravi a flamboyant Hindu from India whilst flat hunting rent two rooms from their taxi driver, Karim a middle aged fundamentalist Muslim.

How to host an kickass party based on a book.

This is for the top five Wednesday group in goodreads the topic is Books as Event themes so which books would you use (hypothetically) as a theme for a party. My 5 are 1 Harry Potter 2 The Hunger Games 3 50 Shades of Grey 4 LOTR 5 Sherlock Holmes et al

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