‘The Queen and Prince Phillip’s nickname for the line-up of dignitaries who frequently greet them on official visits is the ‘Chain Gang’, a reference to the ceremonial robes, hats and chains often worn by mayors, sheriffs and their deputies.’ – At Home…, On Politics, Page 53 The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II compiled by… Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – The Wicked Wit Of Queen Elizabeth II
The first month of a new year can only mean one thing – a new reading goal! In 2017 I am going to try to read 52 books – one a week on average. This 52 is going to include my British Books Challenge (BBC) reads and the books selected by my Book Club throughout… Continue reading My January 2017 TBR
Today on CFHW I share my reactions to 3 of the sampler books I picked up at YALC – 13 Minutes, Revenger and Girl Hearts Girl.
Catch up on what I read in June & July – June’s TBR list was a bit of a fail but I think July made up for it!
Despite reading more than my planned 3 books last month, I am still only putting 3 titles on my February TBR pile. I’d rather trash my total than fail to get there! The three books I have pulled off my shelf for this month are: Bloody English History: Leeds by Richard Smyth – Yes, that’s… Continue reading February Reading List 2016
Out of the four books I finished reading this month, my favourite was Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig. Unusually for me, this book is non-fiction. However, as a person suffering with depression and mild anxiety at times, this book connected with me perfectly. Not quite a memoir, this book takes you through Matt… Continue reading Book of the Month: October 2015
‘The Queens Nose’ Usually I’m not a massive fan of TV adaptations of books but I must admit that I came across the children’s TV version of The Queens Nose before my Mum bought me the book (with the TV tie-in cover). I think it was the brilliant casting that carried the series – I… Continue reading Carole’s Book Alphabet ~ ‘Q’ is for…