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June 1, 2019

Do you remember what your favourite book in childhood was? Apparently I don’t. According to my father my favourite book as a child was ‘Peter Pan’. Embarrassingly I don’t remember ever even having read it! However I was then reminded of my mother reading me the book en...

May 15, 2019

There are so many pictures on the internet of reading nooks that look amazing but if I’m going to be honest - they don’t look very comfortable to sit and read in! The picture below, looks great - but would it really be a comfortable place to sit and devour a book?

I thi...

May 2, 2019

We all know them... The problems we have being bookworms!

There's so many different ones, but these are some of my favourites that I experience myself and every time they make me giggle or at least sigh in understanding. 

Go all you Book Dragons! Go forth & read &...

April 14, 2019

So turns out it’s very dangerous to read the first page of all your favourite books… I kept continuing to read and each time had to firmly shut the book on my fingers before I got completely caught up! I did have a lovely time searching through my old books, my new boo...

April 1, 2019

As the years have been passing and I’m getting more experience running a book club I’m finding the best meetings are where we disagree on the books. Where the book was so long/intense/silly/sad/weird/etc that we end up having quite heated but hilarious discussions abou...

March 14, 2019

For those of you who have never heard of Oliver Sacks (1933-2015), he blew into the literary scene in 1985 with his now classic and epically popular, 'The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat'. A neurologist by training (dealing with all types of disorders of the nervous...

February 28, 2019

There are so many books in the world, sometimes you can't get through everything. So I'm recommending ten books I've read myself that I think languish on the shelves undeservingly. So in alphabetical order, here are my ten books you've might have missed but should read...

February 14, 2019

Kate Grenville is most well known for her historical Australian family drama 'The Secret River'. Written in 2005 it wasn’t her first book, but certainly won her a whole slew of awards that has made her a household name. Then when it was set as a text for various curric...

January 31, 2019

We're well into 2019 now, but some books still have been hanging around in my subconscious from 2018. So with that in mind, what is still in your mind from last year? 

Send me your recommendations and I'm going to try and track them down and read them if I haven't...

January 9, 2019

Last year I read the new book by Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire, as it feels like everyone has been requesting it. It was fascinating, full of characters modern and topical for today's terrorist age. The next day, completely accidentally I picked up The Outsiders by S.E. Hi...

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