It has been 200 years since the birth of one of the world's most famous literary sisters, Anne Brontë . . .
Today marks the birthday of the fine English Playwrite and Novelist, Wilkie Collins. Born on 8th January 1824 in London, and he became one of literature's most adored authors.
Every day on my way to work, I pass eleven charity shops, all selling random books for less than £3. Then, there is a giant Waterstones, conveniently next door to where I work. This results in a lot of unnecessary spending, which I really can't afford, all on books which I won't get to reading … Continue reading October Book Haul
It was only when I was putting together this list that I realised I definitely appear to have developed a reading comfort zone. Perhaps September should be a month of trying out new genres for me, but for now, here are five books that are due to release in September 2019 and I am super … Continue reading September 2019 Book Releases
**Spoiler Alert** I have always loved subscription boxes. The excitement of receiving a little present to myself in the post each month helps me get through the working weeks. When I was younger I tried lots of different beauty boxes and loved receiving little goodies that I might not usually pick up myself. So this … Continue reading The Bookishly Classic Book Crate Review
A book set in Lancashire, written by a Lancastrian and reviewed by a Lancastrian. Title: The Familiars Author: Stacey Halls Publisher: Zaffre Date Published: 2019 Date Written: 2018 Length: (hardback) 420 pages ISBN: (hardback) 978-1-78576-611-4 Genre: Historical Fiction The Familiars by Stacey Halls made a special connection with me. The book is set in Lancashire … Continue reading Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls
I picked up The Torrents of Spring by mistake in my local bookshop. It is quite an old edition, with a beautiful cover, illustrations inside, and kept in a protective sleeve and upon the first view, I thought it was The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway. I quickly realised that I was wrong when … Continue reading The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev Review
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
I wanted to read something a little different to what I normally read but along the lines of what I am trying to write myself. I remembered seeing one of the books from the series Brooklyn Girls in a library and thought I would give them a go. There are three books in the Brooklyn … Continue reading Brooklyn Girls Pia by Gemma Burgess Review