Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

1. There’s so much I love about this I hardly know where to begin. How about I just share my favourite quote from the article – “One thing that really divides Norway is bark.”

2. And there’s a book coming. #ALLTHEMEN I know are getting this book for upcoming birthdays/ Christmas.


3. All this talk of open fires reminds me of one of my favourite sayings (that I break out while watching my husband and brother build stupidly big fires) – “The bigger the fire, the bigger the fool.” Continue reading

Top Five Great ‘Great Gatsby’ Things (That Aren’t the Book)


Yes, the world is in the grip of Gatsby-fever. Hooray!

I even noted a touch of Gatsby in tonight’s Eurovision semi-final (well-played Belarus).

Here are my top five Gatsby related things (that aren’t the book. Or the movie). Because we can never have too much Gatsby.

5. Gatsby manicure. I’m not a girly-girl but nail polish is my weakness. (via Guiltless Reading) Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Posts that Reveal the True Me!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new ‘top ten’ challenge is posted – anyone can join in. This week’s topic is the ‘Top Ten Posts On Your Blog That Would Give The BEST Picture of YOU’. So, if you were to only read ten posts on my blog, these are the ones I’d want you to see – Continue reading

Book shelves and beds

book shelves in bedrooms

I do a large portion of my reading in bed. My bedside table is a tower of books. I wish I had shelves in the bedroom – nice to have lots of books close by.

I was interested to read an interview with John Irving this week where he said “I don’t read in bed, ever… I get up early. I like to read a little before anyone but the dog is up. I also like to read at night, not in bed but just before I go to bed.” Continue reading