Book Review: The Followers by Rebecca Wait

  I bought this myself cos it sounded rather good and do you know what? it really was too although, I was a little disappointed with the ending but I’ll come to that in a minute. It begins with Stephanie and her daughter Judith. Stephanie is a struggling single mum who meets the charismatic Nathaniel one day in the cafe she works in.  What happens as she gets sucked in by him and ends up joining the cult he founded

Cabbage Patch dolls – here we go again

I used to collect cabbage patch dolls about 5 years ago, ones i bought at my local bootfair and sometimes online. I clean them up, do any restoration that i’m able to and then sell them again. I haven’t had any for years now though but a lucky purchase at my local bootfair this morning has set me off again. I got this lovely for just 50p! She is made by Mattel which dates her to between 1994 and 2003

Secret Garden by Johanna Basford

A couple of weeks back I saw someone had bought what looked a beautiful book called The Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford. It calls itself an Inky quest and colouring book. Its for grown ups as well as younger readers i’d say although the detail is very fine so not for very young children.  Try as i might though i couldn’t get a copy so I bought another one of Johanna’s books instead. Isn’t this just so pretty? Take a

The Family Project – A creative handbook

I am a HUGE fan of what I call interactive books. Ones you can write in and add to without feeling bad that you are defacing a beautiful thing. So i love journals and workbooks for this reason. Somewhere i can answers questions, follow instructions or just enjoy making the book my own. I am also a very keen amateur genealogist and i’ve spent over 10 years tracing my ancestors right back to the 18th century and found out some

Do Judge a book by it’s cover – Week 7

1. Write a post with a pic of your favourite book cover following the theme of the week2. Click on the “Add Your Link” button at the end of this post and link up your post so others can come visit you3. Leave me a comment letting me know you have taken part and i’ll come visit.4. Go visit other blogs who have linked up and share the LURVE Here we are at Week 7 already, dont forget next week

How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst

   Jenny Blackhurst They told her she killed her son. She served her time. But what if they lied? I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police tell you, don’t you? My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan. I was sent to Oakdale Psychiatric Institute for my crime, and

WBD2015 and what books mean to me

Happy World Book Day 2015 to you all I remember when my son was small, we would go to our local bookshop with him proudly holding his £1 voucher so he could choose a book.  Sadly he doesn’t have so much time for reading now i’m hoping he’ll get back into it in future years. I on the other hand couldnt go a day or even an hour without reading something.  Books have been my friends since i was old

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

  Tom Rob Smith Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden, the country of his mother’s birth. But with a single phone call, everything changes. Your mother…she’s not well, his father tells him. She’s been imagining things – terrible, terrible things. In fact, she has been committed to a mental hospital. Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls: Everything that man has told you is a lie.

DO Judge a book by it’s cover – week 3

1. Write a post with a pic of your favourite book cover following the theme of the week2. Click on the “Add Your Link” button at the end of this post and link up your post so others can come visit you3. Leave me a comment letting me know you have taken part and i’ll come visit.4. Go visit other blogs who have linked up and share the LUURVE This weeks theme is: Pink, hearts (well it is Valentines Day)

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Publisher: Abacus Books Published May 2015 Pages: 306 This was sent to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. THIS BOOK IS AWESOME! I’m sorry to shout but it had to be done. I heard about this from Twitter after someone received a proof copy. I was drawn as ever to the gorgeous cover and so intrigued that I cheekily asked for a copy myself. Abacus books and Emily