I did read a handful of 5 star books in 2021, so it was a bit of a journey going back over them and picking my favourite 5 to do a bit of a roundup of. I settled on these ones because they have all stayed with me in one way or another, something about … Continue reading My Top 5 Reads From 2021
The question on my mind on this rainy October evening is whether Frankenstein, famed novel by Mary Shelley, is a romance or a horror? As lightening flashes outside so too does the answer flash in my mind. The answer is yes. Yes it is a Romance and a Horror, it is also many other things, … Continue reading Frankenstein – Romance or Horror?
A favourite of mine from my studying days, The Woman in White is something that is never far from my thoughts and I often find similarities in the books I read on a regular basis. My favourite genre, I can't get enough of the twists and turns, suspense and the mystery and recently I have … Continue reading The Woman in White – The First Thriller?
I have decided to try something that I have wanted to try for so long, maybe as long as it takes George R. R. Martin to finish a book! After an extensive 5 minutes of research I have decided to try out drop shipping, I created a couple of initial designs on good old Canva … Continue reading The Lit Place on Etsy
With the recent transition to Homeworking that so many of us have undergone I have found a number of benefits not the least of which the fact that I am now able to listen to audio books throughout the day (in between calls). Recently I listened to A Monster Calls which in hindsight was not … Continue reading The Stages of Grief in A Monster Calls
Following on from my previous post in which I gave a little update on the progress of my 2019 reading challenge #52booksin52weeks I have decided to do another short progress check. I am going to pick up from where that post left off and talk about the next 6 books I read, indulge me if … Continue reading Reading Challenge Update the Second
I am so pleased that holiday/vacation season is starting to creep back in. I can't wait for all the exciting trips I have coming up. I have recently returned from an awesome, but far too short, getaway to Albufeira in Portugal with my #PortuGALS Beach day in Albufeira When packing for my trip one of … Continue reading Books for Holidays
2018 was a great year, I achieved quite a lot. I set up my blog which I had been wanting to try for a long time, I also got engaged and married, a very tiring experience, haha. In addition I adopted two lovely little kitties who have made my family complete. This year, as I … Continue reading Reading Challenge Update
Shirley Jackson, a horror and mystery writer whose career spanned over two decades published her first novel in 1948 and the novel I will be discussing today in 1954, later republished by Penguin Publishing in 2014. I had heard of Shirley Jackson recently due to The Haunting of Hill House being adapted for Netflix and … Continue reading To Find A Birds Nest
I have been gone for such a long time! I have missed my little space for writing down my thoughts about books and reading. My extended break from blogging started in the summer. I got married in October 2019 and felt like the prep for that just took up all my thoughts and energy, didn't … Continue reading Back to Blog