One of my purchases from the Ex-Libris book sale from the weekend. A book of short stories, which I didn’t realise until I got home and one of which I couldn’t put down, including one of the best short stories I’ve ever read called ‘The Housekeeper’ based on Daphne du Maurier. Pictured here in Ask, just before I went to see the magical Robin Hobb.
Ah, Captain Poldark, I presume? There are so many ways I love the Poldark series; a historical family saga set in stunning Cornwall, which is a good thing as I have the whole series of 12 books to get through (currently on book 6).
Such a beautiful book! Part nature, part biography- what more could you ask for?
I seem to have the magic touch at our local library. Two weeks running I’ve managed to get books off my reading list; post apocalyptic fiction in this case. Wondering what I’m going to find tomorrow…
The next read for our book club and also my first war book. Quite a poetic and descriptive book, but not sure if it’s one of my favourite genres.
No sooner was I talking about M R Carey (and purchasing a ticket to see him at the Derby Film Festival) then a copy of Fellside appeared at my local library and well, so I guess this got bumped right up my reading list.
Do you ever do the happy dance whenever you find a book that you want in a charity shop? I did just that with Fell, a book that’s been on my radar for a little while. I’m intrigued to see where this one is going to, as I’m pretty much sat on the fence at the moment – I don’t love it but I don’t hate it; a story about a daughter going back to the family home and reliving old memories.
I first read this one a few years ago for my book club and was bitterly disappointed with it. Fast forward a few years and for some reason this has popped up all over the book internet world, so I thought I might give it another go. I have to say that I enjoyed it more the second time around, having understood where and how it fitted into the Jane Eyre story and for anyone that is a fan of the Brontes it is definitely worth a read and at 150 pages – a quick read at that!