Shelf Control #120: The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey

Wednesday, the 30th of December, and time for Shelf Control once again--the last one of 2020 if you can believe it! 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…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (141) #JaneAusten #Emma #Quotes

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com It is very unfair to judge of any body's conduct, without an intimate knowledge of theirsituation. Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.Jane Austen, Emma (1816)

Book Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying is a young adult mystery that really kept me hooked (and guessing) from start to finish. This story is told in four narratives/voices side by side, each telling things from their points of view so that we follow both developments in the mystery and each character’s life. The story is…

Christmas Read: Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas by Russell Hoban

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope this one turns out to be as good as can be within all the restrictions one has to live with. This year I was once wondering about picking up a Christmas-themed mystery but though I knew I would enjoy one of those, I decided to go with this little book instead…

Shelf Control #119: The Spy of Venice by Benet Brandreth

Wednesday, the 23rd of December, 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 #118: Crime at Christmas by C.H.B. Kitchin #TBR #Mystery

Wednesday, the 16th of December, 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…

Rosemary Sutcliff: Interesting Facts on her 100th!

British writer of children's historical fiction and retellings of legends like of King Arthur and Beowulf, Rosemary Sutcliff, turns 100 today. She was born on 14 December 1920 in East Clandon, Surrey. I don't remember quite how I came across her books (it wasn't the movie), but I found her books set in Roman England,…