When I Come Home Again by Caroline Scott

Published: 29th October 2020 Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 978-1471192173 This was an exquisite, slow-paced, historical novel that moved me so much. It was a window on both individual, and collective, grief. It also explores the psychological rehabilitation process which is my day job, as a counsellor. Regular visitors to my blog will know thatContinue reading “When I Come Home Again by Caroline Scott”

Halloween Reads: The Man In The Picture by Susan Hill.

Published:11 Oct. 2007 Publisher:Profile; Main Edition ISBN: 1846680751 There are two reasons I was drawn to Susan Hill’s book The Man in the Picture. Firstly it was set in Venice, a place I love with all my heart and a great setting for spooky stories such as Daphne Du Maurier’s Don’t Look Now. I’m cheekilyContinue reading “Halloween Reads: The Man In The Picture by Susan Hill.”

Most Anticipated Reads! The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

#TheLastHouseOnNeedlessStreet Publisher : Viper; Main Edition (18 Mar. 2021) ISBN-10 : 1788166167 When Stephen King recommends a book, we all have to listen! ‘It’s a true nerve shredder that keeps its mind-blowing secrets to the very end’. ‘Books like this don’t come around too often. I would say I inhaled this in one, but IContinue reading “Most Anticipated Reads! The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward”

Gravity Well by Marc Rahe

#RandomThingsTours #GravityWell #Poetry #BlogTour My Thoughts | I haven’t read any new poetry for a long time so I jumped at the chance to read this new collection. For me, poetry is very emotional. It’s about whether a poem connects with my feelings in some way; is the poet describing something I recognise, something I’veContinue reading “Gravity Well by Marc Rahe”

The Peacock Room by Anna Sayburn-Lane.

#RandomThingsTours #BlogTour #ThePeacockRoom Literary sleuth Helen Oddfellow has started her new job as a lecturer in an English Literature department of the university and is hoping for a quiet life. What she gets is anything but. When she is asked to cover a module for Professor Petrarch Greenwood she expected the students to be aContinue reading “The Peacock Room by Anna Sayburn-Lane.”

Libraries Week

If it hadn’t been for libraries this blog wouldn’t exist and I would be a very different person. I have my mum, another avid reader, to thank for this. Every Saturday morning my father would drop us in Scunthorpe and go off to play football. We would do some shopping in the market, pay RadioContinue reading “Libraries Week”

The Accidental Medium Series by Tracey Whitwell.

#The Accidental Medium #TheGinPalace #RandomThingsTours #BlogTour Synopsis | Tanz is living in London and still grieving her friend Frank, who died in a car crash three years ago. As acting jobs dry up, she has to find a normal job to fund her cocktail habit. When she starts work in a new age shop, TanzContinue reading “The Accidental Medium Series by Tracey Whitwell.”

Most Anticipated 2021! The 100 Days of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin.

#The100DaysOfLenniAndMargot #Doubleday #Books2021 #MostAnticipated Published: 18th February 2021 Publisher: Doubleday ISBN: 0857527193 Synopsis | Life is short – no one knows that better than seventeen year-old Lenni Petterssen. On the Terminal Ward, the nurses are offering their condolences already, but Lenni still has plenty of living to do. When she meets 83-year-old Margot Macrae, aContinue reading “Most Anticipated 2021! The 100 Days of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin.”

Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin.

#RandomThingsTours #BlogTour #UntoThisLast Publication Date: 28th August 2020 Publisher: Book Guild Publishing Ltd ISBN: 1913208826 Background and Synopsis |John Ruskin was a complicated and controversial man, mostly with regards to his relationships with young women. However, he was also a brilliant artist, important patron and critic of art and architecture. He championed the painter J.M.WContinue reading “Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin.”

A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington

#GirlMadeOfAir #NydiaMadeOfAir #bookreview #Bookbloggers Sometimes all you can say when you finish a book is ‘Wow’. When that happens I close the book and have a moment of reverence. I need a few moments, in silence, to take in what I’ve read. I often need overnight before I can start a new book. I supposeContinue reading “A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington”