JUNE 2020

Wicked by Design by Katy Moran Crow *girlish sigh* or Lord Lamorna as he is more formally known, reminds me of a less heartless Gaston, he also doesn’t care too much about his appearance which would make my comparing him to Belles’ determined suitor completely invalid… I digress. He is a character I would put…

May 2020

What can I say about ‘Half a World Away’ by Mike Gayle….  It was a rollercoaster of emotion and I’m not using that cliche in loose terms in the slightest. You are just reading along, slow and steady thinking you are just gearing up for a lovely little book…then BAM! You are hit with information…

April 2020

Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland Devoured in less than a week, I didn’t want to put it down. Loveday Cardew is an intriguing and beautiful character, not your normal troubled past character of being as hard as stone and thinking the world is against them. Loveday reminds me of a Double Decker chocolate bar……

March 2020

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood As per normal with the majority of Atwood’s book it’s was a bit of a slow start from myself… it always takes me a bit of time to get in to them. This is in no way critical of her writing for the story at all, it’s simply just how…

February 2020

Letters on Motherhood by Giovanna Fletcher Love, laughter, life and a pure joy to read… I honestly could not put it down. Not yet a mother myself I was intrigued and being a fan of Giovanna’s books and podcast I thought i’d give it a read. I loved the format and the variety it created…

January 2020

An Island Christmas By Jenny Colgan I questioned myself when I saw this on my book shelf, I’d brought it to read in December (for obvious reasons) but found myself in another world for the festive season. Is it ok to read a book set at Christmas in January ? The answer was obviously ‘yeah,…

Copper Coin

On a particularly  pessimistic weekend brought on by PMS, she wondered when the greyish tint would be lifted. The sun was bright, air dry and warm but she couldn’t find it wonderful, the vitamin D was wasted on her milky white skin and the heat was simply just annoying. Normally this feeling would last for…

The Little Sunflower

My moisturizer smells like summer. The scent fills my nose as I rest my face against my knuckles; sitting sideways on the green grandfather chair under my window. The cool breeze coming through the open window makes the sunflower on the sill sway, its head pointing in the direction of the afternoon sun as if…

“To get lost is such a tempting thing”

It’s the scenes that make the story

“And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.”  – Donald Miller