Category: Books

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People of Interest #2 – Meet Donna

As I have enjoyed being a guest blogger a number of times, I decided to start a new feature on my blog and share some interesting people with you. I have always liked the quote:  “Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is a writer, some are written in the books and some are confined to hearts.” Savi Sharma It’s…

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People of interest #1 – Meet Sharon

I find it interesting to note that throughout my blogging career, I have been a guest poster on a few blogs (see list below) but to date the only person to ever guest post on my blog was my youngest daughter, who wrote this heartfelt piece without any direction:  To my mum My recent guest posts include these: Retirement, aging positively, photography work…

Blog of the Day: Deb’s World

Originally posted on Suzie Speaks:
Meet Debbie, the creator of Deb’s World. As a lifestyle blogger, she has one of the most interesting ‘About Me’ pages that I’ve ever seen. Here’s just a small selection… I am Debbie – I am a wife; mother; daughter; sister; friend; blogger; reader; runner; walker; cyclist; Rail Trail enthusiast; traveller; Rotarian; Whovian; teacher. And…

#FridayBookShare – Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms

#FridayBookShare is an excellent way for book lovers (like myself) to share what we’re all reading.  It was created by Shelley Wilson and follows a set of questions, with the first letter of each spelling out the word Friday.  Then, as it’s posted on a Friday, it’s known as Friday Book Share. As I’m an avid reader I’m thrilled to have found Friday…

#FridayBookShare – The Good People

#FridayBookShare is an excellent way for book lovers to share what we’re all reading.  It was created by Shelley Wilson and follows a set of questions, with the first letter of each spelling out the word Friday.  Then, as it’s posted on a Friday, it’s known as Friday Book Share. As I’m an avid reader I’m thrilled to have found Friday Book Share,…

#FridayBookShare – Glimpses

#FridayBookShare is excellent for book lovers as it is a great way to share what we’re all reading.  It was created by Shelley Wilson and follows a set of questions, with the first letter of each spelling out the word Friday.  Then, as it’s posted on a Friday, it’s known as Friday book share. As I’m an avid reader I’m thrilled to have…

#FridayBookShare – All the Light We Cannot See

#FridayBookShare is an excellent for book lovers.  It was created by Shelley Wilson, in search of the ideal author/novel. I love reading so I’m thrilled to have found Friday Book Share – here’s my latest post,  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The instructions are quite simple- Here’s my #5 post:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr First…

Reader Spot – Meet #BookReviewer Debbie Harris @Wonderwomandebz #YA #histfic #crime

Originally posted on Shelley Wilson:
Here on the Reader Spot, I share the bookish love of our avid book reviewers. From young adult to historical romance, chick-lit to a murder mystery, they know what they like, and they’re happy to share.  Whether you are a reader looking for a new book, or a writer wondering what your reader wants, I hope you…

#FridayBookShare – Truly Madly Guilty

#FridayBookShare is an excellent idea, created by Shelley Wilson, in search of the ideal author/novel. I love reading so I’m thrilled to have found Friday Book Share – here’s my latest post, Liane Moriarty’s Truly Madly Guilty. The instructions are quite simple- Here’s my #4 post:  Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty First line: “This is a story that begins with a barbeque”, said…

#FridayBookShare – The Passage by Justin Cronin

#FridayBookShare is an excellent idea created by Shelley Wilson.  I love reading so I’m thrilled to have found Friday Book Share! The instructions are – Here’s my #3 post:  The Passage (book 1 of trilogy) by Justin Cronin First line: Before she became the Girl from Nowhere – the One Who Walked In, the First and Last and Only, who lived a…

#FridayBookShare – Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

#FridayBookShare ~ an excellent idea created by Shelley Wilson.  With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so Shelley created Friday Book Share to help search for that ideal read. I love reading so I’m thrilled to have found Friday Book Share! The instructions for Friday Book Share are – Here’s my #2 post:  Rivers of…

#FridayBookShare – Salvation Creek Susan Duncan

I love reading so I’m thrilled to have found Friday Book Share! I am entering for the first time and look forward to reading many other posts and getting some ideas of books to read.  I have a page on my blog that lists all the books I read throughout the year.   I started it in 2014/2015 and enjoyed the process…

Contemplation – Week 11: Reading

Hello I love reading! Do you? A few other words I could use to describe myself as a reader are: avid, compulsive, dedicated, devoted, insatiable and voracious. So it’s very timely that this week’s prompt for desleyjane’s Contemplation post is: What’s the next book you’re going to read? I am part of a book club which meets every month for a lively discussion on a…

Year of living Danishly

Living Danishly

I have just read a fantastic book called The year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell. Like Helen, our family has also come to love Denmark and all things Danish. Let me ask you a question – out of 10 how would you rate your level of happiness?   This question is posed throughout the book as Helen interviews relevant people for…

Contemplation – Week 3

Hello and welcome! I can’t believe it’s already week 3 of desleyjane’s new blogging challenge Contemplation! I have been meaning to respond each week,  but just haven’t managed it – until now that is. Deselyjane explains the idea behind this challenge: Each week, I answer a prompt from the Kikki.K A Sentence A Day Journal. I’ve been answering these daily prompts for…