I’m not gonna lie, the thrill of an old school mystery is a real love of mine – I’m a real sucker for Agatha Christie and the like and when I was offered the chance to review this new novel, I jumped at it. Previous readers/followers of the Bartlett’s Book Nook blog will know that … Continue reading A shot in the Dark – Neil Richards & Matthew Costello
Or, things I am trying to do to improve both my writing and blogging. Start a book blog, I decided, it’d be fun, I decided. Yep, I’d say about 75% of the time, yes, it is fun, I mean, I love reading and also talking about books and passing on my opinions, I mean, what’s … Continue reading The fear of the blank page
This is a toughie because all books I've read i've been able to find something positive, even for those books that my brain tried to stop me reading. I adore books, in general I've always had a better relationship with books than with humans so this is actually going to be tough to think about … Continue reading Write about a book you love, and one you don’t really like……
I was obsessed with reading as a kid, I mean, pretty much all of my life as a younger person I was safe when I was surrounded by books. My brother and I were really lucky as kids but once he left home, I felt a lot lonelier and retreated more into the safety of … Continue reading Reading as a child
This is I think, going to be a list of wonderful things that I feel every disc fan would love, plus, it's a great way for me to plug friends or companies I know, use and love. There are so many great things for the fan of the Disc, with suppliers of such things as … Continue reading Epic gifts for the Discworld Nerd in your life…..
I wrote this back in 2018, as one of the first random books that I'd read and wanted to talk about. I had hoped to find people who also had read or even those who had views which were different to mine but sadly, no-one stepped forward so I'm going to assume that this will … Continue reading Fire & Fury: Michael Wolff
“All right,” said Susan. “I’m not stupid. You’re saying humans need… fantasies to make life bearable.” REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE. “Tooth fairies? Hogfathers?” YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START … Continue reading Hogfather: Sir Terry Pratchett
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The thing is, I LOVE cooking and the joy I find in reading recipe books is huge, even if I’m not cooking, it gives me inspiration and drives my dreams for future meals. This is something I actually feel quite strongly about. I do love food and cookbooks and have spent a long time just … Continue reading Is it possible to review a cookery book?
I really enjoyed this book. I was able to get absorbed, and finished it within two days. Coldwater, Michigan, USA. Tess Rafferty, starts to receive calls from a deceased loved one. She, together with the other ‘chosen’ residents of Coldwater believe it’s a miracle which soon transforms this small town into the pilgrimage destination eagerly … Continue reading The First Phone Call from Heaven
I got given this as a topic and it really struck me as a good suggestion. I'll be honest, there are so many places I've really enjoyed reading that I think this will be more of a "places I have loved to read" because I've moved about a fair amount and I'm lucky that there … Continue reading My favourite places to read.
Morning all! I've obviously been lapse in my blogging of late, moving house and just not having much inspiration so I've spent more time reading other blogs and I think I've had a bit of a breakthrough. Blogs don't have to be overly long do they? I've always thought they need to be full of … Continue reading Coming to a realisation
As a book blogger, do you ever struggle to come up with ideas for blog posts? Today's post is for you! Blog Post Ideas For Book Bloggers I thought it would be the perfect time to share some blog post ideas for book bloggers. Things that I am going to use moving forward - so … Continue reading suggestions
I know that a lot of my friends will know what this all about but I thought it might make an interesting topic and might prompt other people to get involved with my madcap schemes! I've been on twitter for a fairly long time, but I first joined it with the aim of having somewhere … Continue reading Pratchett Postal
I’m sure your mother told you, NEVER judge a book by it’s cover but sometimes, I have to disagree; of course you can judge a book by its cover. That’s precisely what the covers of books are for. Judging the book. That’s how you know what the book is called and who wrote it, and … Continue reading Judging a book by it’s cover
So, in an effort to a) expand my reading and b) prompt me to write more about the books I read, I decided at the start of the year to sign up and actually use the Good Reads site - ok, i've been on there for 7 years apparently but this year is the year … Continue reading 2019 Reading Challenge