I have a love-hate relationship with moving. In fact, I haven’t even really unpacked anything except the necessities in the course of two moves over three years.
There’s something about beautiful books that make my heart sing. I understand that with all the ways we read it isn’t practical to make every book an artistic treasure but I would also be perfectly content with the experience if even the most ratty used book was rendered in aesthetic […]
I haven’t been posting many reviews on here lately although I am still actively reviewing Netgalleys on Goodreads. Right now is a time for change in my life and I think it’s a great time to change up the way I review books on my blog! So, in that spirit […]
The Single Mums’ Mansion: For all fans of Motherland, Allison Pearson and Hurrah for Gin by Janet Hoggarth My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a copy to read through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I’m surprised by how much I loved this book.
Reign of Appearances: The Misery and Splendor of the Public Sphere by Ari Adut My rating: 4 of 5 stars *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A fascinating illumination and exploration of the notions of public spaces, private lives and how the parameters of […]
The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience by Jennifer Pharr Davis My rating: 4 of 5 stars *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Normally I wouldn’t talk about my life in a book review but with Pursuit of Endurance […]
Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have enjoyed the Phryne Fisher books but by Murder and Mendelssohn I found myself falling out of love with Phryne. As she “collects” children, pets and men some of her charm feels hollowed out particularly when I […]
Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana by Robin Lloyd My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Harbor of Spies was an unexpected delight. A work of historical fiction that doesn’t dwell too heavily on […]
Murder in the Garden by Faith Martin My rating: 4 of 5 stars *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Having read a previous book (#7) in the series I went into this one optimistically. The other book in the DI Greene series had a […]
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton My rating: 3 of 5 stars *I received a copy to review through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A promising start to a sickly sweet world. The book beckoned to me. Young Adult novels aren’t my usual fare but something about the cover […]