Monthly Archives: August 2014

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | COLD COMFORT FARM – STELLA GIBBONS

 ‘I saw something nasty in the woodshed’ When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #36 (& RETURN FROM VACAY!)

I’m back from San Francisco!  Before I get started with this week’s Stacking the Shelves, you may remember my pre-vacation post that included some bookish landmarks in San Fran! For those of you who have been anxiously scratching your heads wondering what they were, here are the answers: Kayo Books, a really funky bookstore on Post Street that specializes in… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I REALLY WANT TO READ BUT DON’T OWN YET

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books I Really Want to Read But Don’t Own Yet. Hahahaha, oh dear. This could get out of hand. But I’ll try, very very hard, not to exceed my allotted ten! Not My Father’s Son – Alan Cumming Yes, Please – Amy Poehler Not That Kind… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | Q’S LEGACY – HELENE HANFF

Here is the remarkable story of how Helene Hanff came to write 84, Charing Cross Road, and of all the things its success has brought her. Hanff recalls her serendipitous discovery of a volume of lectures by a Cambridge don, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. She devoured Q’s book, and, wanting to read all the books he recommended, began to order them… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #35

Greetings from San Francisco! Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks where I don’t buy books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some books I haven’t… Read more »

5 FRIDAY FAVES | BOOKS I READ BETWEEN APRIL & AUGUST

Rain City Reads   August 22, 2014   Comments Off on 5 FRIDAY FAVES | BOOKS I READ BETWEEN APRIL & AUGUST

Five Friday Favourites is a weekly meme hosted by Amanda over at Book Badger. Every Friday she chooses a new topic – full list of topics can be found here. This week’s topic is “Favourite Books You’ve Read Between April and August.” *rubs hands with glee* 1. Q’s Legacy by Helene Hanff Oh, I just adored this book. I already… Read more »