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: ★★★★★
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think I am probably the last person in the world to have read this book but I saw it on Overdrive from my local library and though I should see what all the hype was about.
My daughter has gone back to school I have had a day of freedom. It was a lovely morning including a trip to one of my local libraries where I had a reserved book waiting for me. Anyway here are the lovely goodies that I brought home. For once there is more non-fiction than fiction... Continue Reading →
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?
It actually snowed this week, for the first time in years! My 8 year old was even up at 7am trying to make a snowman from the thin dusting in the garden and went through about 4 pairs of gloves in the process. It vanished as soon as the sun came out and my daughter and I headed down to Cornwall to visit my parents for a few days. I have been enjoying watching the winter Olympics, especially as the British team have been doing so well this year at the skeleton, it looks terrifying. I have had a fairly good reading week this week with 3 books finished, and more on the go. Also all three count for something on the Popsugar reading challenge, that I am having fun doing.