Posts from ‘October, 2012’

October Summary and Plans for November

The colder weather of the last month encouraged me to spend more time inside, curled up with a book, and so I read more than twice as much as I did in September. Overall they were a fairly mixed bag, but the majority were entertaining enough to satisfy me. I’m currently enjoying half term with my boys […]

My Life in Books

Today I’m taking part in My Life in Books over at Stuck in a Book. Head over to Simon’s blog to see me talk about my favourite books from the past and try to predict who I’m paired with. 

So Big by Edna Ferber

 Winner of 1924 Pulitzer Prize Five words from the blurb: Chicago, society, Illinois, farmers, ideals Selina Peake, the central character in So Big, is one of the strongest women in literature. After the death of her father, a gambler who always looked for the most exciting things life had to offer, Selina moves to Illinois to become […]

In Defence of Dogs by John Bradshaw

Five words from the blurb: dogs, research, psychology, behaviour, life Last year I became a dog owner for the first time. Since then I’ve been reading a large number of books on dog ownership and training. This is the best by a long way and the only one I feel able to trust entirely. John […]

The Creator by Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir

 Translated from the Icelandic by Sarah Bowen Five words from the blurb: dolls, thief, salvation, loneliness, understanding The Creator is an unusual novel about two people, each with their own set of foibles. Sveinn makes sex dolls in a workshop at his home and Lóa is struggling to cope with her daughter, who is suffering from […]

Two Mini Reviews

The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman Five words from the blurb: Australia, lighthouse, childless, baby, keep The Light Between Oceans is set in a remote lighthouse off the western coast of Australia. It is here that a young childless couple live with the grief of being unable to produce a living child. Their […]