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,…

I am blaming COVID.

The last post I wrote was way back on 16th November.  I think you will all agree that last year was a bit rubbish.  I just haven’t been able to get myself into some sort of a routine.  I start with lots of good intentions but they just seem to fall by the wayside after…

Well worth reading.

This is a book I read way back in August but it left an impression on me so I thought I would share my thoughts. A very short summary: “Mornings in Jenin is an amazing read and an insight to the lives of the Abulheja family who are an ordinary Palestinian family living just before,…

Latest read books

I have managed to get quite a few books read recently.  The Strays by Emily Bitto “On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are trying to escape the stifling conservatism of 1930s Australia by inviting other like-minded artists…

An unusual read for me

I am not someone who reads fantasy or books that involve ghosts but I became thoroughly hooked by this book after I persevered with the first fifty or so pages. The book was one I borrowed from a member of our bookclub.  We swap our books when we meet and talk about books we have…

Just a few

My recent reads have all been crime fiction although the Strawberry Thief is not really crime fiction. Two Peter May books and two Robert Crais and one by Joanne Harris Freeze Frame is another in the Enzo Macleod series, book #4. “A promise made to a dying man leads forensics ace Enzo Macleod, a Scot…