Shelf Control #101: The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White #TBR #Nature #Animals

Wednesday, the 29th of July, 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…

Children’s Book of the Month: The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle by #BeatrixPotter

I haven't picked a children's book to read or talk about for a while now. Since I have been mostly rereading books lately, my children's book pick this time is a reread as well, and I chose this short charming Beatrix Potter book, The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle. Published in 1905, this the sixth (seventh…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (119) #Quotes #Books #Library

When I got to the library I came to a standstill—ah, the dear room, what happy times I have spent in it rummaging amongst the books, making plans for my garden, building castles in the air, writing, dreaming, doing nothing!Elizabeth Von Arnim, Elizabeth and Her German Garden (1898) Image source: Pexels

Book Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

The 8th Poirot mystery, this is again one I picked up randomly from my shelves for a re-read. This one is also like one of favourite Marple titles (though I won’t say which), but also a fairly good read in itself. In this one Poirot is on holiday with his Watson, Captain Hastings at St…

Shelf Control #100: Murder at Merisham Lodge by Celine Grace #TBR #HistoricalFiction #Mystery

Wednesday, the 22nd of July, 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…

The Maker of the Philosopher’s Stone: Nicolas Flamel in Fiction #HarryPotter

Considered by many the greatest wizard of modern times, Professor Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the Dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for his discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood and his work on alchemy with his partner Nicolas Flamel.J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone This sentence from the…

Shelf Control #99: Strictly Murder by Lynda Wilcox #Mystery #Cosy

Wednesday, the 15th of July, 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…

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Dumbledore Humour #Humour #Quotes #HarryPotter

Albus Dumbledore, Order of Merlin First Class, Grand Sorc., Chief Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. Of Wizards, Headmaster of Hogwarts, school of Witchcraft and Wizardry is one of the greatest wizards there is. Dumbledore could have been Minister of Magic but preferred to be at Hogwarts. He is the only one He-who-must-not-be-named is afraid of,…