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

There’s no better way to say ‘screw you, political turmoil’ than by making a fairy garden…

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…and I’m sure Sarah Waters agrees. I am currently reading The Night Watch. It’s been on my shelf for a while, my emergency un-read Waters to be opened in a time of need.… 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

A short review for a short book

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Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates is a book so clearly full of influences, and yet as it is based on plagiarism, it’s gone all the way back round to being original. I… 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

Meadowland and Brambly Mice

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  Meadowland taught me the meadow ants can live up to TWENTY YEARS. That’s longer than a lot of things. You could have three Great Danes in that time, if you found yourself… 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

Behold! A rushed post.

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So, why post at all? Because otherwise, like going to the gym and keeping up my vehicle’s main-dealer service record, blogging will become something I used to do regularly, got out of the… 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