The End Of The Line

Commuting and reading in public places

The American Lover

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.

The Four Swans

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).

The Fish Ladder

Such a beautiful book!  Part nature, part biography- what more could you ask for?

The End Of The World Running Club

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 Yellow Birds

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.

Wide Sargasso Sea

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!

Reservoir 13

Finally managed to pick up my proof copy of Jon McGregor’s new book yesterday, as a thank you for taking part in one of his ‘test’ launches.  Reservoir 13 is the story of a young girl who goes missing and how the community reacts and moves on.  All signs are good at the moment, completely enthralled in it.

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