Two of my June reads, too much cricket.

June has meant that I have been spending a great deal of time watching the World Cup Cricket so my reading has taken a back seat.  I have still managed to read a few books. Another library book but one I wished I had bought as it would have been good to be able to…

One thing led to another

We have been thinking about overseas holiday plans for next year and part of that is time in the Hebrides and the Shetland Islands.  On a recent visit to the library I borrowed this book. It is a wonderful book for the traveller to the Hebrides as it gives such detail about what to expect…

Giving Margaret Drabble another try.

Many years ago I attempted to read The Red Queen.  I found that I just couldn’t get into it so I stopped.  I went back to the book a few years later and tried again but still couldn’t get into it so the book went to the secondhand bookshop. I read a review for The…

Another book with a sewing related title

The Tailor’s Girl by Fiona McIntosh is a historical fiction novel but also a romance. I have read Fiona McIntosh previously, The French Promise and The Lavender Keeper. The Tailor’s Girl is another book for my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge as the story is set in the few years following World War I. From the…

Book of Lost Threads but wool plays a part. . .

Indeed there were many lost threads in this book but wool also played a part. This was a delightful book, another feel good read. It was so long ago.  The person he was then no longer existed.  What was he supposed to say to this. . .  this interloper who had materialised on his doorstep?…

Javascotia. . . . .coffeeScotland?????

Javascotia is the title of my next book in the A-Z Book Challenge.  The book is by the author Benjamin Obler. Being a coffee lover I thought I might enjoy this book. From the book jacket: Melvin Podgorski is young, naïve, American — and a coffee fanatic. It’s this passion that leads him from his…