Posts from ‘September, 2013’

August/September Summary and Plans for October

I was away at the end of August so didn’t get the chance to summarise that month’s reading. This means I have combined two months into one massive list. As usual, all books are listed in order of enjoyment so if you share a taste in books with me you should look for recommendations towards […]

Farm Lane Books is Five!

  Five Years Ago Five years ago I published my first post on this blog. The blogging world was very different back then. I followed about 250 blogs on google reader and that enabled me to know and interact with almost everyone in the world that had a book blog at the time. It was […]

Board Game Review: Bugs in the Kitchen

Bugs in the Kitchen is a new board game for children. It is unusual in that it utilises the nano hexbug, a small woodlouse-like robot that moves erratically. The idea is to capture the bug in your trap by moving the walls of a simple maze. Which wall you are allowed to move depends on […]

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Five words from the blurb: Iceland, murder, lover, remote, family Burial Rites is an atmospheric story set in Iceland during the 19th century. The book is based upon real events and tells the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, a women sentenced to death for murdering two men. There were no prisons on Iceland at this time so […]

Books in Brief: The Colour of Blood, The Luminaries and Jar City

 Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1987 The Colour of Blood by Brian Moore Five words from the blurb: conflict, Church, state, political, suspense  Brian Moore was shortlisted for the Booker three times (in 1976, 1987 and 1990) and so I was keen to try his work. The Colour of Blood is a political thriller involving  Catholic […]

The Novel Cure: An A – Z of Literary Remedies by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin

Five words from the blurb: advice, cure, ailments, books, world The Novel Cure is a reference book that will delight every book lover. It claims that all of life’s problems can be cured by reading the appropriate book and prescribes a wide range of literature for everything from adultery and bad backs, to hunger and shyness. I’m […]