My favourite places to read

Reading is absolutely my favourite pastime, and I love to catch a couple of pages at any opportunity. It calms me after a long day in work. It settles me if my mind is racing. And, best of all, it helps distract me from a world around me that is literally on fire.

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Review: Hygge and Kisses by Clara Christiansen

This book was not part of my reading challenge.


For readers everywhere who are embracing the Danish art of hygge – the first warm, wise and romantic hygge novel!

The perfect feel-good novel to curl up with – light some candles, wrap yourself in a blanket and relax …

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Desert Island Books

Desert Island Discs is a pretty popular segment on BBC Radio 4. Some of the world’s most famous faces come along and list out the eight CDs they’d like to have with them if marooned on a desert island. I’ve decided to put my own spin on it to create a list of the books I’d bring to stave off the boredom of a desert island.

You can also choose one luxury item that doesn’t help you to escape the island, so there goes my request for a copy of How to Build a Boat.

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Author Spotlight: Isabelle Broom

How do you make the switch from talking about books every day to writing them? Ask Isabelle Broom, who did just that. She previously worked as the Book Reviews Editor for heat Magazine in the UK, spending her days reading books and getting the reviews ready for the magazine’s weekly readers. In 2015, she set pen to paper herself to find out just what writing is like. Since then, four books have been released with Isabelle’s name on their (beautiful) covers.

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November Book Haul

Hands up who remembers when I last did a book haul? So much for it being a monthly thing, right? It’s been so long that I know there are so many books unaccounted for, but they’ll just have to wait another while yet. In September I was on a quite long book ban, and it extended into October a bit. So, it makes sense to mark my return to book hauling with a November pick, as that was when I did most of the damage.

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