Author Archive

#20 Books of Summer

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In 2017, I dismally failed the #20BooksofSummer challenge hosted by Cathy at 746 Books, but who cares? So I’m going to have another bash this year. This time, I’m just going to go… Continue reading

Mojo Risin’

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Periodically I write a post brimming with good intentions about my latest attempt to resuscitate my inner runner. I used to love running. I’ve never been very good at it – shuffling would… Continue reading

Win, win, win! Scoring a hat-trick at the library.

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Lady luck must have been smiling down at me this week as a quick nip around Haverfordwest library had me whisperwhooping (totally a word) as I dug up three absolute gems from their… Continue reading

‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman

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I chanced on a copy of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine in a charity shop a couple of weeks ago and found myself conflicted. I know you shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but… Continue reading

See what I have done – Sarah Schmidt

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After years of procrastination, last month I finally got my act together and started a book group. I rallied a few friends, set a date and picked a book from the Women’s prize… Continue reading

#1977Club ” There was something to be said for tea and a comfortable chat about crematoria”.

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I’ve been so disorganised lately, so it’s completely miraculous that I’ve managed to not only read a book in time for #1977 Club hosted by Kaggsy (Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings) and Simon (Stuck in… Continue reading

New books and first world problems

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I popped into Cardigan’s Oxfam last week and took a chance on a clutch of novels I have mixed feelings about. I immediately hear alarm bells when I spot rave reviews from The… Continue reading

A Pastoral Symphony: Rachel Malik’s Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

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Having recently read and enjoyed Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life and Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth – two powerful but very different books about life during wartime, my interest was piqued by Heavenali’s review of Rachel… Continue reading

“All things change – nothing perishes” Sjon – ‘The Blue Fox’

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Sjon’s highly acclaimed The Blue Fox (2004) begins with Baldur Skuggason, an Icelandic priest, in keen pursuit of a rare blue fox. I must admit, my heart initially sank as I started reading, as I… Continue reading

“All the Leaves are brown……” ‘Autumn’ – Ali Smith

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Autumn is the first of a series of four Seasonal books that Ali Smith has written in response to our post-Brexit world. I don’t know about you, but I find Autumn the most difficult… Continue reading