• 2017,  Reading Down My TBR Pile,  Uncategorized

    Reading Down My TBR Pile – Weeks Three and Four

    I didn’t write an entry about what I’d been reading last week because I didn’t finish a single book the week before.  I have finished some books since then so I’m back updating this week. I may also have bought three books and received a review book last week (and received another review book the week before) but we won’t talk about that! The Secret Life of Lucy Lovecake by Pippa James This was a fun book and I enjoyed it a lot.  I took part in the blog tour for it and my full review can be read here. Our Tiny Useless Hearts by Toni Jordan Before Christmas I…

  • 2017,  Reading Down My TBR Pile,  Uncategorized

    Reading Down My TBR Pile – week 2

    A good reading week this week. I finished a book I started last week and I read another book cover to cover.  I also bought two books (I don’t know why I keep saying I won’t buy books in January, it never works). The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley This was an audiobook I’ve had for a while (I don’t intend to listen to an audiobook a week, it’s just how things have worked out) and I enjoyed it.  Almost wished I’d got to it sooner.  It was easy but intriguing at the same time and kept me hooked. Will definitely be looking out for more by Lucinda Riley. Everyone…

  • 2017,  books and reading,  Reading Down My TBR Pile,  Uncategorized

    Reading Down My TBR Pile

    I’d like to rename these posts but haven’t thought of a good name so they will stay as Reading Down My TBR Pile for now. So far this year I’ve read three books and I’m part way through an audiobook. I also think this is the best Bout of Books I’ve had.  I managed to successfully not buy any books this week too – I’ve decided not to buy any in January but that resolve was sorely tested when several bookish people were sharing some amazing deals on twitter for books I thought I’d like.  All in all a successful week. Here’s what I’ve read Secrets At The Little Village…

  • 2017,  books and reading,  Reading Down My TBR Pile,  Uncategorized

    Books, Books and More Books!

    Last year I took part in Read Your Own Damn Books – a “you do you” challenge hosted by Andi of Estella’s Revenge with the idea of reading more of the books you already owned. It’s fair to say I didn’t do very well with it.  My reading dropped off drastically last year compared to previous ones and I pretty much forgot about the challenge in the later months.  I think I ended the year at least 40 books behind what I’d normally read – which is fine, I made the decision not to push myself to read when I wasn’t feeling it and it was the right one.  And…

  • 2016,  books and reading,  Reading Down My TBR Pile,  Uncategorized

    Reading Down My TBR Pile

    I’ve read two books this week (well, one was an audiobook but I always count that as reading). I’m on “staycation” for the next week (although I’ve actually not been to CAB this week due to an issue with the new powerchair) with lots of chill time and fun things that involve train trips planned so I suspect next week’s list will be a lot longer! The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwoood. I first read this years ago when it came up in conversation with one of my CAB colleagues and she lent it to me.  It was both my first Atwood and my first dystopia.  I’ve gone on to…

  • 2016,  books and reading,  Reading Down My TBR Pile,  Uncategorized

    Reading Down My TBR Pile

    I’ve decided that I’d like to start keeping a weekly record of what I read again (more than on Goodreads I mean).  I’ve missed doing so.   I’m not sure if I’m going to stick with the reading down my TBR pile title or not because lets be honest it’s hardly making an impact in the pile. Here’s what I’ve read in the last ten days or so. Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage by Milly Johnson I’ve read a lot of Milly Johnson books and enjoyed them.  But I had taken a break after getting very annoyed about the ending of the last one I read (it was a bit inappropriate, disability…

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    Reading Down My TBR Pile (2016 Edition) – Week Eight

    There is actually very little to say about reading this week but I don’t want to get out of the habit of writing these posts.  I’ve read part of a book – Bone by Bone by Sandija Kay – but I’ve not finished any books.  I plan to finish reading that either tonight (or more likely tomorrow). In terms of Reading Down My TBR Pile that’s basically a failure for February. I’ve read seven books/short stories/novellas this month. And I’m currently four or so books behind on my Goodreads challenge. I’ve bought three books and read none of them. I downloaded a free short story and read that. And over…

  • 2016,  Reading Down My TBR Pile,  Uncategorized

    Reading Down My TBR Pile (2016 Edition) – Week Seven

    A mixed week for reading. I binge read The Cake Shop In The Garden by Carole Matthews over two days and read the first 300 or so pages in pretty much one sitting.  I’d been wanting to read that for ages (borrowed it from a friend) and it was a fun read.  It was the sort of chick lit I really like – frothy and fun but still with a point to it and substance. I’ve been missing reading that sort of chicklit, so much of what I’ve read in that genre has felt like there was nothing to it. And I finished listening to the audiobook of Lady Oracle…

  • 2016,  Reading Down My TBR Pile,  Uncategorized

    Reading Down My TBR Pile (2016 Edition) – Week Six

    I didn’t do a lot of reading last week (although I did listen to part of an audiobook – Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood which I’m finding intriguing and hope to finish this week.) apart from ridiculous amounts of fanfic and then all of a sudden on Saturday I binge read many short things on Saturday, mostly on the trains to and from Birmingham. I finished Waiting for You by Catherine Miller which I mentioned reading in the last of these posts.  Full review here.  TL;DR I enjoyed it. I picked up The Ladybird Book of Mindfullness for a flick through whilst in Foyles and ended up skim reading the…

  • 2016,  Reading Down My TBR Pile,  Uncategorized

    Reading Down My TBR Pile (2016 Edition) – Week Five

    I’ve read one book this week and most of a second.  I’ve also downloaded the short story next installment of a novella I read at Christmas – it was free so why not? This week I plan to do a lot of reading so if all goes according to plan I’ll have a lot to write about in next week’s update. I read Star Trek: Titan – Sight Unseen by James Swallow.  And I really enjoyed it.  It was a good reminder of how much I enjoy Star Trek books.  I love this this has a mix of Star Trek: The Next Generation main characters, some bit part characters from…