MISC: 10 TV Adaptations That Made Me Want to Read The Book



Apple Tree Yard has been on the BBC for the last few weeks and I’ve finally caught up on iPlayer. The TV adaptation of Louise Doughty’s novel about a geneticist’s extra-marital affair sucked me in by the end of the first episode, and like the binge-watching addict that I am, I went straight on to episode two. What could be a familiar story, a woman who finds herself unexpectedly attracted to a man who isn’t her husband, takes some dark and unpredictable turns. I haven’t read the book, so I have no idea what’s waiting in episode three, but watching the series made me think of other small screen adaptations over the years that have made me want to read books I’ve never heard of, or already decided weren’t for me. Here are nine more: Continue reading “MISC: 10 TV Adaptations That Made Me Want to Read The Book”

REVIEW: Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence



Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a book that sparked controversy for decades after its initial publication because of its frank discussion of sex. Today it stills causes debate from readers. It seems that when reading D.H. Lawrence’s final novel you either love it or you hate it. Except, I’m still not sure where I stand. Continue reading “REVIEW: Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence”

MISC: Winter Reads



Okay, it’s halfway through December and Christmas is only ten days away. How did that happen? I feel like I went to sleep in October and November snuck off while I was in bed. So some people might say it’s a little late to be posting about my winter reads but I live in the North of England and winter seems to linger here into March. Actually winter would eat its way into spring if it could. Some years you have to beat it away with sticks. Anyway, my point is the nights will be long, dark and cold for the next few months and I have the perfect books planned to snuggle up with. Continue reading “MISC: Winter Reads”

BOOKISH FINDS: Birthday Books



It’s my birthday and I’ll buy books if I want to. Today, I’m no longer feeling 22. I am officially 23 which sounds alarmingly adult since I still feel emotionally and mentally 18 most of the time. Weirdly, it’s the first time since I was 18 that my brother and I will actually be in the same room on our birthday. I’m used to hogging the limelight after four birthdays apart but I suppose I can share it just this once.

My family are all converging here this evening, but before then I thought I’d share my nout quite presents. My mother kindly gave me some money last month that was to buy something special for my birthday. I was good and bought a geometric skirt from Monki but then I did what any book addict would do and spent the rest on books. Here’s what I got: Continue reading “BOOKISH FINDS: Birthday Books”