Category Archives: Books

2017 Book Round Up

I’m a bit late to the game on this one (I was too busy enjoying a quiet beach holiday), but 2017 was a big reading year for me and I thought I share it with you. I read physical books, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Two years ago when I was working four days a week, studying part time and trying to keep on top on the house, get the kids fed, clothed and where they needed to be when they needed to be there, … Continue reading

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Smile File – The Little Book of Lykke

This year (and the end of last year) hasn’t been the most positive for me but despite some set backs I have managed to look on the brighter side of life more recently. I’ve become a little bit fascinated with … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Boy on the Bridge

I’ve been contemplating a few things to write about today in an effort to get into something of a regular blogging habit again and I finally settled on a book review. Given it’s been quite a long time between book-related … Continue reading

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One Step Closer

Yet again it’s been a quiet six months on the blog – though with a few odd days where my stats went through the roof (relatively speaking consider this little blog is no high traffic site) for no apparent reason. … Continue reading

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Book Review – Life after Life & A God in Ruins

Each Christmas The Wine and Ugg Book Society (aka my book club) gather for a suitably bookish festive season celebration.  This involves lots of good food, an ample supply of wine (or cocktails!) and, of course, a book swap.  The … Continue reading

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A mid-year book review – Part 1

Today marks the midway point of the mid year school holidays and I thought now was a perfect time to review what I’ve been reading.  Sadly, there have been times when reading for pleasure has been pushed aside for school … Continue reading

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What I read in 2014

2014 would have to come close to the biggest year of reading I’ve ever had.  It was helped along by some real page turners, the countless picture books my children have been read, Miss Five’s discovery of chapter books and … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – A Fictional Woman by Tara Moss

This was another audiobook I’ve listened to recently and having it read by Tara Moss herself gave it extra poignancy given the personal nature of much of this account of the treatment of women in today’s society.  Moss recounts her … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reads – Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Recently I’ve found myself reading or listening to a number of non-fiction books, not my usual fare.  However, the break from fiction has been something of an education for me.  Firstly on the lives of Islamic women in the Middle … Continue reading

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