I’ve read 40+ books in 2017!

Flying, reading and tea - three of my favourite things

I've just been updating my Books Page and am pleased to see I have managed to read 43 books so far this year. I'm still reading a few but will have them finished by the end of the month. Here's my complete list of what I've read:  Books in 2017 I set myself a challenge of …

Blog of the Day: Deb’s World

Great to read Suzie’s comments about my blog in her Blog of the Day post! She has managed to sum up my blog in just a few paragraphs and I appreciate her support and encouragement:
I love everything about Debbie’s blog – the layout, the photographs, the topics… there is so much that I can personally relate to and I love her honesty and openness about her life experiences and things that she enjoys. In particular, I’m very jealous of the images that she shares of the places that she has seen – I’ve certainly added a few places to my bucket list because of her post.
And yet, for someone so talented, she is incredibly modest and a lovely person – she’s been an integral part of my Facebook group since it began and her comments and support of others have been instrumental in it’s growth.
Thanks again Suzie 🙂

Suzie Speaks

debs-world

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 now I’m a retiree!!  Very early retirement!

I have three beautiful daughters who are all grown up and making their own way in the big wide world. I like to write about my family…

I am into keeping healthy and have learnt how to run again. I feel fantastic as a result of my efforts and I sometimes blog about my  running journey.

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#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 …

#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 …

#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 …

#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 …

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

Books and a cuppa

This is a great post by Shelley Wilson and I’m not biased at all! If you enjoy reading I’m sure you can relate to this in some way. Check out Shelley’s great blog and you might like to be involved/featured just like I was in this segment.

I Write. I Read. I Review

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 find this series enjoyable.

Next up to the Reader Spot is the very lovely, Debbie Harris. Find her beautiful book review blog HERE.

debbie-harris-debs-world-blogWhat genre do you enjoy reading?

I enjoy reading just about anything – mainly fiction, YA, fantasy, apocalyptic drama, time travel, historical fiction, crime thrillers (especially Scandinavian Noir lately) – if it can grab me in the first few pages then I’ll stick with it. One book I just couldn’t get into was the Life of Pi, although I did enjoy the movie years later. I rarely give up on…

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#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 …

#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 …

#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 …

#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 …

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 …

Living Danishly

Year of 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 …

Just for a change

Just for a change I'm reading an actual 'real' book just for a change I'm not actually at work today just for a change I'm on my way to work via an airport just for a change I'm not reading a book on a screen  Just for a change I'm feeling warm - no scarf, …

The best book I’ve ever read

1960 with dad

The lovely Jade at Scatterbooker has nominated me for the Real Neat Blog award. Thanks so much Jade! I'm not sure how I feel about these sorts of awards yet, but I do appreciate the thoughtful nominations from other bloggers. As I don't want to appear to be ungrateful I usually go about answering them in my …

Weekly writing challenge: writerly reflections

Orange door to nowhere!

Writerly reflections: how and when did my love of reading and writing start? This is the week's writing challenge. Which books did you love growing up?  I love reading and I have always been a voracious reader. As a child I read books such as Secret Seven, Famous Five, Trixie Belden, Anne of Green Gables, …

Losing myself in a book

Books and a cuppa

Is reading a form of Zen? Do you find yourself getting caught up in what you are reading, so much so that you have to stop for a moment to remember that it isn't real? I do all the time & I love the sense of escapism that a book can give me. Once when …