Books bought as a present to me from me.

Three Things about Elsie by Joanna Cannon. I am not sure where I read a review of this book but it was encouragement enough for me to buy it.  I am so glad I did. “There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she is my best friend. The…

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…

Birthdays and growing older

As I have recently celebrated my birthday, and birthdays are always a time for contemplation, I have been doing some thinking about growing old and what it means. I know our physical health is of paramount importance in the ageing process but it is also important to think of your emotional wellbeing. I am very…

Gravity Sucks was a lot of laughs

One of my recent library books was called Gravity Sucks by Maggie Alderson This was a hilarious book.  There were so many aspects that I could relate to.  What are the rules for older women and who makes them? Maggie Alderson takes a look at aspects of life in relation to older women.  Being in…

Will I be able to declutter? I will give it a try.

Did you make any New Year resolutions?  I resolved to be fitter this year. That is my main resolution. I am now about to embrace another resolution. I read a post on the blog Macaronic A slow train coming and from there I followed the link to My Simpler Life. At that particular blog I downloaded the…