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Book Club Reads #4 – English Passengers


The January 2017 Book Club read was English  Passengers by Matthew Kneale, a book I would never had chosen to pick up for a multitude of reasons. English Passengers is a historical fiction novel set around the 1850s and the British ‘settling’ of Tasmania. The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson is determined to prove that the Garden… Continue reading Book Club Reads #4 – English Passengers

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My February 2017 TBR


February has dawned, damp and grey, so here’s my TBR list to help cheer you up. It includes this month’s book for my British Books Challenge (BBC) and the book selected by my Book Club along with some others from my shelf & Kindle backlog! Books that count toward my BBC will be highlighted in… Continue reading My February 2017 TBR

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Tidbit Tuesday – English Passengers


‘In my experience once bad luck gets started on a man it will go on, and Captain Clarke of the coast guard cutter HMS Dolphin was bad luck pure as air. As his vessel bore down at us I had hopes we might catch some addled old gent thinking of his retirement, all belly and… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – English Passengers

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Book Club Reads #3 – The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ


December’s Book Club read was The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman which is a book that had actually been sat unopened on my shelf for quite some time. Described on the blurb as ‘…one of the most enchanting, thrilling and visionary stories of recent years’ – the story is a… Continue reading Book Club Reads #3 – The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ

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My Top 10 Reads of 2016


It’s almost the end of 2016 and what a year it has been. I’m not going to lie and pretend it has been anything but awful, but that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been good times in between all the rubbish. Quite a lot of the good times for me have been book related –… Continue reading My Top 10 Reads of 2016

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My December TBR


December. The month I usually fail at reading anything until the last few days and then I read everything in one go! Some years December is all about me desperately squeezing in books to hit my GoodReads Reading Challenge total but as my total for the year was 36 and I’m already on 48, this… Continue reading My December TBR

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Book Club Reads #1 – The Book Thief


Last month saw the first meeting of a brand shiny new book club. It started off the back of the ‘Smut Party’ writing club that we did a while back – we decided we enjoyed getting together and being nerdy but writing isn’t something all of us do regularly, unlike reading. The book we read… Continue reading Book Club Reads #1 – The Book Thief