handmade xmas October 11

Glitterville’s handmade christmas : a glittered guide for whimsical crafting!

Glitterville’s handmade christmas : a glittered guide for whimsical crafting by Stephen Brown. For those who just can’t wait to get into the holiday spirit and make this Christmas something really special, this lovely new craft book is just what you need! Filled with beautiful photographs and step-by-step instructions to make your efforts fun and […]

Wish you happy forever

Wish you happy forever: what China’s orphans taught me about moving mountains by Jenny Bowen is no ordinary memoir. This is the memoir of Californian filmmaker Jenny Bowen, who with her husband and two adult children embarked on the journey of adopting a Chinese orphan. That however was only the start and a small portion […]

diane October 07

Flesh House by Stuart MacBride

Flesh House Like a good thriller with lots of twists and turns? Not afraid of a bit of graphic gore? Butchered remains? Cannibalism? Then this is your next read. Compelling with an unexpected ending, who is The Flesher?

adultery October 06

More quick overviews of what I have been reading

26. Adultery – Paulo Coelho  –  I have seen Paulo Coelho’s books around for many years and he seems very popular so I was surprised and disappointed that I really did not enjoy this book.  I was reading it for my book club so I persevered until the end.  The main character, who is female, […]

The Maid’s Tale

The Maid’s Tale by Rose Plummer offers a brief snapshot into an era long gone. A time that no longer exists, with grand houses and plenty of servants and domestic help. A time of horse-drawn carts, when light was provided by candles, when warmth came from a coal fire (if you were lucky enough to […]

The Simple Life

The Simple Life: The pleasures and rewards of getting back to basics is a quaint snapshot of Rhonda Hetzel’s life as she transitioned from being a corporate workaholic, an avid consumer and someone whose life was focussed outside the house, to a woman who consciously slowed down and focussed all her attention on her home life. She […]

104 in 52

In the Evil Day by Peter Temple Well, this was a departure from everything else I have read by Peter Temple. Although this was written earlier (2002), so maybe everything else was a departure. This is a thriller that took me some getting into but once I did I was hooked. In the Evil Day […]

poetry_of_st_john_of_the_cross_1408_ October 02

104 in 2014 : September

As the year rushes toward its end, I rush to finish the 104 in 2014 challenge!

Tommy's War October 01

October online ebook club – Tommy’s War by Richard van Emden

In the spirit of ‘Keeping it real’ (our current reader’s season theme) this month’s online ebook club book of the month is a book about WWI as told through the stories and photographs of the soldiers on the western front. Rather than describe the history of the war, Tommy’s War tells the soldier’s story through a compilation of letters, diary entries and unofficial photographs.

September online ebook club wrap-up – Tracks

This month our September Online ebook club read was Tracks by Robyn Davidson. Tracks is the memoir of Davidson’s 1700 mile walk across the Australian desert with 4 camels and her dog in tow.

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