Category Archives: Books

Lamentation by C J Sansom

Once again I am behind myself with writing about the books I’ve read! So here are just a few thoughts about C J Sansom’s historical novel, Lamentation, the sixth Matthew Shardlake book. I have enjoyed the earlier books in the series so … Continue reading

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The Classics Club: Survey

I’ve just finished reading a very long book (Dominion by C J Sansom), and it will take me some time to write a review post, so I thought I’d answer some of the Classics Club survey questions in the meantime  - there are 50 in … Continue reading

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Color Coded Challenge 2015

The Color Coded Challenge is running again next year. Bev has made a change - the colour may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant colour for the cover of the book. For “implies colour” … Continue reading

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Victorian Bingo Challenge 2015

I read about The Victorian Bingo Challenge hosted by Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews on Cath’s blog, Read Warbler and thought it looked interesting. The goal is to get a Bingo (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, four corners and centre square). This will require a minimum of … Continue reading

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Wycliffe in Paul’s Court by W J Burley

We had to spend nearly 4 hours yesterday in the Newcastle Emergency Eye Department as D has a corneal abrasion. As my Kindle needed charging I picked up a lightweight paperback to slip into my bag to while away the time … Continue reading

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The Spin Result is …

… Number 13 in the Classics Club Spin. For me that is The Call of the Wild by Jack London, the story of the dog, Buck and his adventures in the Klondike. I am delighted with this choice. That’s not so surprising … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland

I found The Vanishing Witch by Karen Maitland a little slow at the beginning, although it’s full of interesting and well drawn characters, set in Lincoln during the reign of Richard II. It’s the time of the Peasants Revolt, a time of … Continue reading

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The Classics Spin

It’s time for another Classics Spin. I didn’t manage to read the book from the last Spin but as we have until 5th January to read the selected book, I’m hoping to do better this time. The rules are the same as always: Pick … Continue reading

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Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2015

It’s that time of year when next year’s challenges are being set. I’m not sure I’ll be taking part in many, but one I’ll definitely be doing is Bev’s 2015 Mount TBR Reading Challenge as I still have many unread books … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where you can share the first paragraph, or a few, of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon. My choice this week is: Isa and … Continue reading

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