DOWN THE TBR HOLE #15

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Lia at Lost In A Story started this weekly post to trim down the Goodreads to-read list.

The rules are simple:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I’ve actually done a pretty good job of reading some of the books in my physical TBR pile this week, so it seemed like a good idea to sort through the virtual books on my list!

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BOOKISH FINDS: Moomins and more

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I mentioned in my January wrap-up post that I had been to the Tove Jansson exhibition and picked up some pretty great things, but I felt like the experience deserved a post of it’s own so here it is. Continue reading “BOOKISH FINDS: Moomins and more”

REVIEW: Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop

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Before Cartes Postales from Greece I had only read one Victoria Hislop novel. Crete has always been a special place for me. As someone who has always felt out of place easily, it’s one of the few places I have felt at home. Reading The Island brought to life a part of it’s history, something more recent than the Minoan temple of Knossos or the Venetian fortifications still evident at Spinalonga. It was vivid, immersive and I hoped Cartes Postales from Greece would hold me in the same way that The Island had, and was disappointed when it didn’t.

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That’s A Wrap – January 2018

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I think we should all politely ignore the fact that this January wrap up is coming in the middle of February. Nothing to see here… it’s become a running joke in work that I am terrible at dates, and I keep trying to fervently convince people that it never used to be a problem, but well here’s Exhibit Z. I’m awful. It’s getting a bit embarrassing really.

Anyway January and the start of February have been busy, and exciting. I did a lot of things. I’m going to be mysteriously and irritatingly vague about it. Continue reading “That’s A Wrap – January 2018”

REVIEW: The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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This isn’t a book about the heroes who save the world. Mike, his sister Mel and their friends Henna and Jared aren’t trying to save the universe, they just want to graduate before the next supernatural apocalypse destroys their school. They’re on the periphery of the action, and yet their lives are far from normal; Jared is a quarter-god, Henna’s missionary parent’s are taking her away straight after graduation and Mike and Mel’s mother is running in an election race. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness”

DOWN THE TBR HOLE #14

EtheringtonHeaders-Down the TBRLia at Lost In A Story started this weekly post to trim down the Goodreads to-read list.

The rules are simple:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading “DOWN THE TBR HOLE #14”

WWW WEDNESDAY – 24th January 2018

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WWW is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their reads by answering three questions:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading “WWW WEDNESDAY – 24th January 2018”