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Blogger Book Nook #5: Judge a book by its cover

  Do you ever judge a book by its cover? That was this months Blogger Book Nook prompt. I’ve really enjoyed doing these reading prompts over the last few months, I’ve found they’ve really encouraged me to read more, and choose books that I wouldn’t ordinarily choose. Which book currently on your shelf has the…

Blogger Book Nook #4: Christmas

Book in hand, hot chocolate (or mulled wine) on the side and mince pies within reach… I’m SO excited for the Christmas break! I love curling up on the sofa under a blanket, watching Christmas films and doing lots of reading, and I’ve been making a huge effort to read lots to Dougie as well,…

Blogger Book Nook #2: Spooktacular

The lovely Abbey and Tabitha started the Blogger Book Nook (a bloggers reading group) last month, and I was really excited to have a little extra motivation for reading. I adore reading but with Dougie, I don’t get as much time any more, however, in the spirit of October and Halloween, this months reading prompt…

The Circle – Dave Eggers

I’m a huge fan of dystopian novels, and I read The Circle (2013) by Dave Eggers a couple of years ago. I recently saw the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of it, starring Emma Watson (yay!) and so thought I’d reread it and post my thoughts on here… Imagine a world where everything you…

My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

Poignant, intense and beautifully written, My Brilliant Friend is written by Italian author Elena Ferrante. First published in 2012, it has been translated by Ann Goldstein.

The Throwaway Children – Diney Costeloe

The Throwaway Children (Diney Costeloe, 2015) caught my eye when I was looking for something new to read. I love books set in the war, and although this was set just after, a key focus in the story is the effect the war had on Britain, and Britain’s children.

Toby’s Room – Pat Barker

Pat Barker’s Regeneration was the book that got me interested in war literature. It was part of a trilogy known as the Regeneration Trilogy and I absolutely loved all three of the novels. I had been meaning to read Toby’s Room (2012) for a while, and was pleased when I finally had the time to do…