The perfect bag for any book lover…

Book Club bag

Stepping aside for a moment from strictly book reviews, I picked up this amazing Disaster Designs bag the other day from amazing local shop Lisa Angel and felt I had to share! Shaped like a book, it's a gorgeous clutch bag decorated with the front, back and spine of a book, with 'Observations of a… Continue reading The perfect bag for any book lover…


‘Apple Tree Yard’ is well worth a visit…

Apple Tree Yard banner

This is a really quick review because I don't really know how much I can talk about Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty without giving too much away! When I read the book I had only read the back cover and had not heard anyone else speak about the actual content, I'd just heard and… Continue reading ‘Apple Tree Yard’ is well worth a visit…

Decalogue For a Reader

This is pretty much gospel!

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  1. You have the right to read                               oldbooks
  2. You have the right to read whatever you want
  3. You have the right to stop reading a bad book
  4. You have the right to stop reading a good book
  5. You have the right not to like a famous book
  6. You have the right not to like any book
  7. You have the right to reread the same book
  8. You have the right to be bored by Moby-Dick
  9. You have the right to not understand a book
  10. You have the right to read sitting on the toilet

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The Goldfinch – worth every second

The Goldfinch

Having massively enjoyed The Secret History by Donna Tartt, reading The Goldfinch was an easy decision. Though the two are incredibly different in subject matter, both novels are, in my opinion, masterfully told stories that really absorbed me. “Caring too much for objects can destroy you. Only—if you care for a thing enough, it takes… Continue reading The Goldfinch – worth every second

Elijah’s Mermaid

Elijah’s Mermaid by Essie Fox is a thrilling tale of love and betrayal which sweeps the reader through 19th century England, from London’s murky brothels to the contrasting upper-class society. The novel follows Lily and Elijah, orphaned twins who are taken to live with their grandfather on a prosperous estate, and Pearl, and orphan who grows… Continue reading Elijah’s Mermaid

First post and hello…

Hello there, This blog is mainly dedicated to books. Anything I've read, whatever genre, I will share along with other things I think are interesting. I don't always get as much time to read as I'd like, but when I do, I really enjoy a great book. Not only is it relaxing but it's great to… Continue reading First post and hello…