On December the third the wind changed overnight and it was winter. Time is of the essence right now. Lots of big reading plans; not much blogging time. But I'm rather smitten with Daphne du Maurier's work and I look forward to Ali's special reading week each year to celebrate their shared birthdays. The only … Continue reading The Birds | Daphne du Maurier #GBRshortstory
Top Ten Tuesday Villains
The Artsy Reader Girl is the new host of the weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday.Each week she nominates a topic to encourage those of us who love a good list to get all listy.This week it's all about the Villains.Those bookish characters you love to hate or hate to love.My Top Ten Villains:10.Dr Frankenstein and his monster.Both misunderstood, unable … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday Villains
Top Ten Tuesday! BOO!
The Broke and the Bookish host a weekly meme called Top Ten Tuesday.This week, in honour of the Northern Hemisphere's Halloween festival, TTT is all about the fright!My Top Ten Scariest, Creepiest Reads10. Four Past Midnight by Stephen King9. The Gunslinger by Stephen King8. The Stand by Stephen King7. Misery by Stephen King(are you beginning to … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday! BOO!
I love a readalong.And I love Stephen King.Well, that's not quite true.My relationship with Stephen King has been more turbulent than a simple bookish love affair.And it all began with Mr Books.Mr Books & I met during our Uni days many, many moons ago. I was just nineteen, he was twenty. And he loved Stephen … Continue reading King’s March
The Highgate Vampire | Asa Bailey
As most of you know by now, vampire/werewolf literature is not really my thing. But every now and again I feel obligated to give one a go. I tried Twilight three years ago when B14 was reading it. I read 6 or 7 chapters. I could see the appeal during the set-up stage, but by the … Continue reading The Highgate Vampire | Asa Bailey
Watching Not Reading – The Walking Dead
Warning: this is not a book review! Mr Books and I have become hooked on a new TV series from the US. It is not for the faint-hearted. It is bloody, gory and freakin' scary! During season one I hid behind the pillows several times an episode. Season two has had lots of OMG-I-didn't-see-that-coming moments … Continue reading Watching Not Reading – The Walking Dead