book review, Reading Rush

Book review: Lanny by Max Porter

I have to admit, when I first started reading this book I did stop several times, look at the cover and the blurb and think "What the heck am I reading?" This is the first Max Porter novel I have read. He has a very interesting way of laying out his prose which baffles the… Continue reading Book review: Lanny by Max Porter

Reading Rush

Reading Rush – Day 5

At last! I finished 'Practical Magic'. What can I say about 'Practical Magic' except that I seem to have accidentally read a Romance novel, not that there is anything wrong with 'Romance' per se, it's just not my thing. I think I fell into the 'Book is better than the film' trap. I loved the… Continue reading Reading Rush – Day 5

Reading Rush

Reading Rush – Day 1

Day One complete, and what fun! I even managed to finish a book today, Gobbolino the Witches Cat. So, it's a childrens book with only 244 pages so it wasn't really a slog, but I chose it for day 1 as I thought i'd quite like to start and finish a book on the first… Continue reading Reading Rush – Day 1

book review, Reading Roulette

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

This months reading roulette is . . . . . 'Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine' by Gail Honeyman. I'm quite happy this one came up this month, as I've been hearing a lot about it and was hoping to be on the bandwagon before it drove out of town. Eleanor Oliphant is doing ok. She… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Book club, book review

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Lucy is a student who doesn’t really know what she wants in life, and after an acrimonious break up from her boyfriend. Her sister throws her a lifeline, giving Lucy a break from her desert life in Phoenix, her sister asks Lucy to housesit for her whilst also attending a local therapy group. So Lucy… Continue reading The Pisces by Melissa Broder

Penguin reading challenge

Persuasion by Jane Austen

I’m always a little dubious about certain ‘Classics’. Give me a Charles Dickens or an HG Wells any day of the week and I’m happy. I become a little more dubious around what I call ‘society’ classics, like George Elliot and Jane Austen. It all stems from the time I read Middlemarch and found it… Continue reading Persuasion by Jane Austen