Monthly Archives: November 2014

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | SO ANYWAY… – JOHN CLEESE

Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter’s Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic home life with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | WINTER READING

The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts in… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS ON MY WINTER TBR

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR. This could get seriously out of hand. I wish I could read all ten books at a time, or absorb them by osmosis if I tucked them under my pillow at night!               The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith Girl… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | MR. CHURCHILL’S SECRETARY – SUSAN ELIA MACNEAL

London, 1940. Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated at the top of her college class and possesses all the skills of the finest minds in British intelligence, but her gender qualifies her only to… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #48

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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 I don’t buy any books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some I haven’t shared in an StS post… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | THE SUBJECTIVE NATURE OF BOOK REVIEWING

The world of books is never boring. (Almost) every week I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts in the comments,… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | SEQUELS I CAN’T WAIT TO GET

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get. Hmmm. I am not currently reading much in the way of series – they’re just so much investment and I hate the waiting. So I’m including sequels that are already out, but that I haven’t read yet, series I haven’t… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE WOMAN WHO WENT TO BED FOR A YEAR – SUE TOWNSEND

  The day her children leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. She’s had enough – of her kids’ carelessness, her husband’s thoughtlessness and of the world’s general indifference. Brian can’t believe his wife is doing this. Who is going to make dinner? Taking it badly, he rings Eva’s mother – but she’s busy having her hair done…. Read more »