Ages since I last added to my 2021 Reading Challenge

This book caught my eye in the bookshop at Bright.  It reminded me of another book I had read. . . . I liked the sound of the blurb on the back so bought it and I will admit that I read it quickly.  While reading the book I was also reminded of Stasiland by Anna…

A Tim Winton novel

This book was another buy from the Book Fair.  The book was published in 1994 but I had not read it.  The last Tim Winton book I read was Dirt Music, which I loved.  I loved this book too. The book was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1995.  The prize was won by The…

A $2 buy at the Book Fair

What a little gem this was, 160 pages.  It is only a small book and it can be read in a couple of hours but it was delightful. Philosophical musings on what makes a happy and fulfilled life. “One of the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar travels to Greece…

Started working on my fabric stash

Yesterday I spent time in my sewing room actually doing some sewing.  I am going to make a concerted effort to diminish my stash of fabrics.  I have started off with a piece of fleece fabric which I bought I would say about six years ago.  I am not sure what I intended to make…

Two books with strikingly similar covers

I have just finished a non-fiction book which I realised reminded me of a book I already had, also a non-fiction book. The book I have just finished is The Secret Lives of Colour and the book it reminded me of is The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander and that is where the similarity ends,…

A Serving of Scandal

This is my new author for January and it is a book that was lent to me by one of my book club friends. The author: “Prue Leith is an expert on gastronomy and one of the UK’s foremost authorities on all things culinary. She is one of the UK’s most renowned restaurateurs and caterers,…