Some people HAVE to finish every single book they start. I'm looking at Mr Books here! I used to be like that, but that was before I started working in a bookshop. In fact, I can think of only two books I bailed on pre-bookshop. One was Gillian Mears' Grass Sister, which was given to … Continue reading #MiniReviews – the DNF edition
Tag: Aubrey Maturin Readalong
Autumnal Reading Plans
The autumnal months in Australia have turned into the busiest three reading months of the year. I'm struggling to stay on top of everything going on in my life right now, so creating a page that I can refer back to seems like an essential step in managing my reading and blogging life. Let me … Continue reading Autumnal Reading Plans
Master & Commander | Patrick O’Brian #Readalong
When I started reading Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander in the first week of January, it was almost 17 years to the day, since I had read it for the very first time. During my first 2004 read, I found the nautical terminology challenging. However, by the time I had finished all 20 and a … Continue reading Master & Commander | Patrick O’Brian #Readalong
First Book of the Year #BookTag
I've been joining in Sheila's First Book of the Year for many years now. It has become one of my bookish traditions. As from the 1st January 2021, I will be reading Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian. This is a reread so that I can join in Nick's #AubreyMaturinReadalong over the next four years. … Continue reading First Book of the Year #BookTag
2021 Here We Come!
2020 was the year of many things. Some planned and expected, like the War and Peace chapter-a-day readalong. But many things unexpected and impossible to plan for as well. Who knew that Plague-Lit would become a thing? Or that I would waste one whole perfectly good reading month by feeling weird and distracted about a certain … Continue reading 2021 Here We Come!