There was a time when I would have derided cosy reads - yes, I confess it - because surely books should be disquieting and challenging, shouldn't they? And yes, of course they should. But they should also be heartwarming and sweet and create that feeling of being wrapped up in a warm blanket in front of a fire with a cup of tea (and of course a book) on a winter's night...
Welcome to Charon’s Crossing.The tea is hot, the scones are fresh and the dead are just passing through.When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own sparsely-attended funeral, Wallace is outraged. But he begins to suspect she’s right, and he is in fact dead. Then when Hugo, owner of a most peculiar tea shop,… Continue reading Book Review: Under the Whispering Door, T. J. Klune
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. PREVIOUS TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS: October 27: Halloween FreebieNovember 10: Non-Bookish HobbiesNovember… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Seasonal Freebie
With an unexpected day off again tomorrow - thanks to an unwell child, poor thing! - it is possible that I may be able to catch up a day or two! Maybe. But today's challenge is to name a book you've read more than once. Now, this is a tricky one. If we look at… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge: Day 16!
Okay, so some books are a quicker read than others, sometimes life, children and work get in the way of reading and finishing a book. Half-terms always seem like a good time to catch up on that eternal TBR pile ... but then life intervenes and you end up standing in a river in glorious… Continue reading Weekly Round Up 28th May