Christmas at High Rising | Angela Thirkell #ALiteraryChristmas

Back in March, when Covid news was dominating every airway and program, I turned to Angela Thirkell's High Rising for some light relief and old-fashioned comfort. So when I spotted A Literary Christmas over at In the Bookcase, I knew that another trip to High Rising was imminent. Christmas at High Rising is a collection … Continue reading Christmas at High Rising | Angela Thirkell #ALiteraryChristmas

The Tailor of Gloucester | Beatrix Potter #ALiteraryChristmas

Feeling very grateful, right now, that Tarissa @In the Bookcase is hosting A Literary Christmas this year. It made me search my shelves for something Christmassy that I hadn't read yet. It led me straight into the delightful and utterly charming arms of Beatrix Potter. I confess that I did not read any of the Peter Rabbit … Continue reading The Tailor of Gloucester | Beatrix Potter #ALiteraryChristmas

Merry Christmas 2019

Christmas Tree in Martin Place, SydneyOur Australian summer has been awful so far.NSW has been ablaze since August when the mid-north coast and south-east Queensland fires flared up. Several large towns were threatened at different times including Tenterfield andTaree. Two people died and it burnt through 31 268 hectares.On October 26, a lightning strike caused a … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a peaceful, joyous holiday season, however or wherever you celebrate this time. Thank you for all your visits, comments and fellowship throughout the year.It has not been an easy year for me & my time in blogger land has helped me get through some trying days. Blogging & reading keep me sane even … Continue reading Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

To all my wonderful readers, thank you for your kind, thoughtful comments over the year.This blog has evolved into a way for me to keep track of my reading journey.I'm delighted that I can share the journey with so many like-minded bookish folk.I hope this holiday finds you with loved ones, in good health.I'm celebrating Christmas … Continue reading Merry Christmas

Harriet Clare #6 Christmas Fair by Louise Park

Louise Park is an amazingly prolific Australian children's author who writes under several pseudonyms, including H. I. Larry (Zac Power books), Mac Park (Boy Vs Beasts books) and Poppy Rose (Bella Dancerella series).The Harriet Clare series of books are written under her own name. Harriet Clare Secret Notebook #5 Mystery Dare was published a couple of … Continue reading Harriet Clare #6 Christmas Fair by Louise Park

It’s Monday!

The Monday before Christmas is always busy, busy, busy for me.When I was teaching , it was my first day off work & therefore the time to finalise everything for the summer holidays (ie pay rent & utilities up to the first week back at school in Feb, finish last minute shopping, pack bags, organise … Continue reading It’s Monday!