Review: Between the Stops by Sandi Toksvig

Challenge prompt: A book by/about a journalist.


This long-awaited memoir from one of Britain’s best-loved celebrities – a writer, broadcaster, activist, comic on stage, screen and radio for nearly forty years, presenter of QI and Great British Bake Off star – is an autobiography with a difference: as only Sandi Toksvig can tell it.

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How to Read in a Foreign Language

When I moved to Germany a few years ago, I knew a sacrifice I’d have to make was finding English language books easily. I was half right. There are some pretty big English language sections in my local bookshops, but they’re pretty pricey now so I don’t treat myself to a book as much as I used to. (That hasn’t really stopped me buying them at all, though.)

I had an epiphany a couple of months ago.  If I want to improve my German, which I’ve been trying to do, it’s about time I incorporate it into my daily life a little more. What easier way to do it than try to read a book in German? I knew exactly which book was going to help me on my journey.


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Characters I Want to go on Holiday With

This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little but a Lot.

Is there anything better than a holiday? It’s so great to forget about the troubles of work and daily life, and just kick back with a good book and some great cocktails. I’ve been away by myself, but going somewhere with a group of friends is infinitely more fun.

If there was any fictional character I could bring with me on my trips, it would have to be one of these lovely people below. Once we stopped fighting about where to go, we’d have a fantastic time together.


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Review: Bride Squad Runaway by Caroline Grace Cassidy and Lisa C. Carey

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.

Disclaimer: This review is part of a blog tour run by the publisher, Black & White Publishing. This has not affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of this review.


Ava O’Hara seems to have it all . . . She has a great job, a long-term relationship and the promise of a wedding on the horizon. But her fiancé has other plans, and Ava’s not part of them.
On the big day itself, she’s forced to flee the ruins of her best life. Ava needs help, and fast. Who knew that a trio of old friends, two roguish strangers in an ice-cream van and one handsome French man would turn out to be the best emergency bride squad ever?

A brilliantly funny, wise and warm-hearted story of love, friendship and freedom by BFFs, Caroline and Lisa.

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Review: Are We Nearly There Yet by Lucy Vine

Challenge criteria: Read a book during the season it’s set in


Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she’s still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of clubs, and accidentally sexting her boss…

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