5 ways to create a cosy reading nook

Last week, we moved house. We’re still in the Lake District and still in the same village, but we’ve moved into a bigger house. It’s a bit of a dream to be honest. And since we’ve moved in, I keep thinking that we’re actually on holiday and will have to go home soon. Or that

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Thriller books in 2019

How many books have you got on your TBR pile? I was going to take a picture of mine, to show you it almost toppling over, but we’re getting ready to move house so half of them have been packed already, but no kidding, there’s about ten so far. And that’s physical books, so not

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Reading snacks – the cupcake

Reading snacks are something I’ve come to see a necessity. I find reading a lot more enjoyable if I’ve got food to hand.  It goes without saying that I must have a cup of tea alongside, or at the very least a hot chocolate, but a reading snack is a must. I often find that

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Book review :: Snap by Belinda Bauer

I’ve not read a Belinda Bauer book for a while and I’m not sure exactly why, but when I saw that this had been picked for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and it was a crime novel, well, I had to read it. The opening chapter is just brilliant, completely gripping and terrifying. A

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6 Brilliant books to read now (May book club)

I’m combining this brilliant books post with the online book club for May.  Mainly because I’ve been reading so much good stuff lately that when I went to write the book club post, I just had to include the books below. Each of these books I have loved, been reluctant to put down and as

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Book Club – March

The choice for this months book club, opens with the sentence, “Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered she had turned into the wrong person.”  How great is that for a brilliant opening? Back when we were grownups, was a book that lots of people recommended to me when I was in

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Book Club – February

Apologies for being a bit late with this post, I know we’re well into February and I know this book club choice is late.  The truth is, I needed a copy of the book to take a photo of it and I was waiting for it to come in at the library. When that went

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