The Shakespeare Project: Macbeth Act IV

Once again a post under The Shakespeare Project (read about that here), this time on Act IV of Macbeth, which is my current read. My posts on Acts I, II, and III are here, here and here. Please note that unlike the usual posts on this blog, my Shakespeare-related posts are not spoiler-free so read on only if this doesn't bother you.  In the last Act, Macbeth had done away with Banquo and…

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

My thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster UK for a review copy of this book. This is a book that so many have talked about on blogs and booktube, especially the latter that what I say/write is bound to be somewhat repetitive but I shall do a review as I do usually all the…

Shelf Control #27: The Genius of Dogs

The last Wednesday of the year (2018 has certainly flown past) and time for Shelf Control again. Shelf Control (as I'm sure you know if you've been reading these posts) is a feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. What is Shelf Control all about? Well, all about the books on your TBR and celebrating them.…

Christmas for Everyone

Merry Christmas to everyone!!! I haven't written a poetry-based post for a bit, and had this one in mind for a while, which is rather "perfect" for the day and the season. I especially love the sentiment that it conveys. The poem is "Eddi's Service" by Rudyard Kipling and appears in his book Rewards and Fairies (1910), which…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (36)

"The smell of that buttered toast simply talked to Toad, and with no uncertain voice; talked of warm kitchens, of breakfasts on bright frosty mornings, of cosy parlour firesides on winter evenings, when one's ramble was over, and slippered feet were propped on the fender; of the purring of contented cats, and the twitter of…

Shelf Control #26: Children of Blood and Bone

Shelf Control time again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. It celebrates the books waiting to be read on your shelf. To participate in this feature, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it, linking back to Lisa's blog. This week…

Book Review: Ganga: The Constant Goddess by Anuja Chandramouli

My thanks to the author Anuja Chandramouli and Rupa Publishing Co Ltd for a review copy of this book. The river Ganges or Ganga is of course, the most sacred river in India, and in mythology she is also a goddess, who lived in the heavens but came to earth after a sage–king, Bhagirath, undertook…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (35)

"Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking.""An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.”Agatha Christie, Peril at End House (1932) Image source: Agatha Christie plaque -Torre Abbey.jpg: Violetrigaderivative work: F l a n k e r [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons #AgathaChristie #humour #Wodehousian

Review: Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce

My thanks to Harper Collins UK and NetGalley for a review copy of this book. Emperor Mage is the third of Tamora Pierce’s Immortals Quartet. It opens with Daine, Numair, Alanna, and other nobles arriving in Carthak in their ship, where the older group, including Numair who has been given a pardon by his sworn…