Read Stack _March 2018 The Giants House_Elizabeth McCracken Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland Woman Reading a Letter_Johannes Vermeer Mollie Panter-Downes Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman The Rental Heart by Kirsty Logan

The Roundup: Books Read in March 2018

March was low-key eventful. I just celebrated my 40th birthday, and in the same week my husband and I traveled to Amsterdam for the first time. It was very nice, but windy and terribly cold. I also suffered a broken blood vessel in my right eye and had to put up with slightly horrified looks […]... Read More
Feb 2018_27th The Man In the Picture_A Ghost Story by Susan Hill The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne Sleeping Arrangements by Laura Shaine Cunningham Faerie Tale

The Roundup: Books Read in February 2018

Before I begin, I thought I’d mention the snowpocalypse the UK has been having this week, creating loads of chaos on main roads and disrupting services all over. Here in our neck of the woods, we’re not experiencing major problems so far, other than a few roads closures. Two days ago, I braved the biting […]... Read More
The Dead Shall Be Raised_George Bellairs Portrait of a Marriage_Nigel Nicolson 20170617_120250 The Vegetarian_Han Kang

The Roundup: Books I Read in August

The Roundup features all the books I read over the month of August. It was a strange and busy month, and it threw me off my reading groove. I didn’t want these titles lost forever to the blog, so I’ve gathered them all in one post.   The Dead Shall Be Raised by George Bellairs […]... Read More
The New Moon with the Old_Dodie Smith

The New Moon with the Old by Dodie Smith

In the last two months, I’ve managed to achieve a kind of balance in regards to my reading repertoire, and as a reward to myself, I broke my cozy-reading fast with the fluffiest-sounding book I could find in my To-Read stack, The New Moon with the Old by Dodie Smith. Now, I’m familiar with Smith’s […]... Read More
Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs

Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs

“But what about the victim, Oldfield? Who is Tither? What is she?” “I was coming to that. She’s an old maid who lives in Hilary Magna and about the biggest paul-pry in the county. Nothing goes on that she doesn’t know about, or rather didn’t.” Death of a Busybody is my first read from the British Library […]... Read More