Weekly bookish wrap up – 25/1/2020

Happy Sunday bookish peeps!!! While it’s not quite the end of the weekend…..with the Australia Day Public Holiday….it’s time to wrap up the bookish week. How has your week been? Today, I ticked off my one of my January goals; reaching 100 followers….WOW!!! I am so grateful to everyone who has followed my blog, liked my posts and taken the time to comment. Thank you … Continue reading Weekly bookish wrap up – 25/1/2020

Book Review: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

My Rating: 5/5 The Blurb: In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. Xavier is headed to college in the fall, and after years of single parenting, Valerie is facing the prospect of an empty nest. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door―an apparently traditional family … Continue reading Book Review: A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Saturday Shelfie #1

Welcome bookish peeps to the inaugural Saturday Shelfie. I’ve been wanting to start my own meme for a while, and what better time to start something new than at the beginning of a new year/decade. Keeping it easy and not hugely time-consuming…because our shelves are full of books waiting to be read….right?….I wanted to create a fortnightly space where we can share all the books … Continue reading Saturday Shelfie #1

First Impression Friday – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Here’s a little Friday something called First Impression Friday hosted by J W Martin. First Impression Friday is a meme where you talk about a book that you have JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little further. Based on this sampling, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end. The Blurb: Zachary Ezra Rawlins is … Continue reading First Impression Friday – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families—the public one and the secret one. … Continue reading Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Weekly bookish wrap up – 19/1/2020

A post to share all the bookish things I have been up to during the week – the books I’ve read; the books I’m currently reading and anything else remotely bookish and worth sharing. A simple post to check in with bookish friends and hear about their bookish week. Happy Sunday bookish peeps!!! It’s the first (weekly) bookish wrap up for 2020…since I’ve went on … Continue reading Weekly bookish wrap up – 19/1/2020

Book Review: Forever Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

My Rating: 4/5 The Blurb: Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime. Elsie Porter is an average … Continue reading Book Review: Forever Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid