Posts from ‘November, 2010’

November Summary and Plans for December

I finished 10 books in November, which I thought was OK considering the fact that it included most of The Dark Side of Love. I managed to finish reading the Richard and Judy Winter Reads and am working my way towards completing the 2010 Orange long list – I am hoping to complete it in Orange […]

Haweswater – Sarah Hall

  Winner of the 2003 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize First Book Award and 2003 Betty Trask Award I spent my teenage years living in the Lake District and so I have a soft spot for anything set in Cumbria. Haweswater is one of many lakes in the Lake District, but unlike the majority it is man-made; […]

I’m featured on Book Bloggers Abroad!

Today I’m featured on Book Bloggers Abroad, a weekly feature on Leeswammes’ blog in which book bloggers reveal what it is like where they live. Head over there for a rare glimpse of me and my family!

Why I No Longer Trust Richard and Judy

I have always loved Richard and Judy. When I was a child I watched them on This Morning and I loved the fact that they moved to their afternoon show at exactly the same time as I started my first job – meaning I could come home from work just in time to catch them! When […]

Star Gazing by Linda Gillard

I don’t read many romance novels, but I received an email from the author explaining that this book had been short-listed for 2 awards in 2009 – Romantic Novel of the Year and the Robin Jenkins Literary Award, the UK’s first environmental book award. This combination of awards intrigued me and so decided to give it a try. I […]

A Place of Secrets – Rachel Hore

 Richard and Judy 2010 Winter Read A Place of Secrets begins with Jude, an auctioneer, being asked to value a collection of scientific instruments near her childhood home in Norfolk. She jumps at the chance to leave London, look over the valuable pieces, and catch up with her Gran, who still lives nearby. Unfortunately I can’t […]