Shelf Control #201: Tea With Milk and Murder by H. Y. Hanna

Wednesday, the 21st of September, and time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…

Shelf Control #200: Love Insurance By Earl Derr Biggers

Wednesday, the 14th of September, and time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…

Shelf Control #199: William the Outlaw by Richmal Crompton

Wednesday, the 7th of September, and time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…

Six Degrees of Separation: From Lost Horizon to Jane Eyre (September 2022)!

The first Saturday of the month (time seems to have flown past since I was sure I only just did my August chain) which means its time for Six Degrees of Separation--a meme which I am really enjoying participating in very much. Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly meme hosted by Kate at Books…

#10BooksofSummer: How did I fare?

#20BooksofSummer is an annual challenge hosted by Cathy at 746Books, which involves picking 20, 15, or 10 books to read over the three months of summer (June-August; or winter if you happen to be on the other side of the world). A flexible challenge, this allows one to switch titles, drop the number, and pretty…

Book Review: The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency books by Alexander McCall Smith are set in Botswana around the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, set up by Precious Ramotswe or Mma Ramotswe, who has been through a bad marriage and then with the support of her father picks herself up. Later with the inheritance he leaves her,…

Shelf Control #198: The Old Nurse’s Story and Other Tales by Elizabeth Gaskell

Wednesday, the 31st of August, and time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it--what…

Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Many nursery rhymes, much like fairy tales, even though they are now largely read by children, have rather dark and sinister meanings and undertones, whether it is ‘Three Blind Mice’ or ‘Ring a Ring o Roses’ or ‘Mary Mary Quite Contrary’ dealing with themes like the plague or religious persecution. Agatha Christie is quite the…

Book Review: Mrs R. Snugglesworth, Attorney-at-Law by Amy Flanagan

26 August is International Dog Day, and what better way to celebrate than review a book featuring a dog? Well, reviewing a book featuring a dog who’s an attorney of course! Mrs R. Snugglesworth, Attorney-at-Law by Amy Flanagan and illustrated by Jon Davis is an imaginative and fun little children’s title which can be enjoyed…