TITLE: Goodnight Mister Tom AUTHOR: Michelle Magorian PUBLISHED: 1981 SYNOPSIS Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom tells the tale of William Beech, a young boy evacuated from his home in London to a small village in the country. William is a quiet and withdrawn young boy who is afraid… Continue reading A book review: Goodnight Mister Tom
A couple of days ago I found myself retrieving two takeaway menus, four supermarket special offer flyers, and a leaflet offering new windows from where they had been stuffed into my letterbox. Just like I always do I wrestled them free, had a quick look to make sure no regular post was mixed up in… Continue reading Cold calling, door to door, junk mail. Is there a need for it?
I went to an antiques fair with a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. It was really fun! I didn't pick up much but I did enjoy looking at everything and considering the journey that the pieces had been on up to this point. My lack of purchases was more than made up… Continue reading Where did it come from, and where has it been?
TITLE: The Bunker Diary AUTHOR: Kevin Brooks PUBLISHED: 2013 SYNOPSIS Told in diary format, this is the story of Linus, an abducted teenage boy, held in captivity in what appears to be an underground bunker. The only way in and out is via a lift. With no clues as to who is holding him hostage time… Continue reading A book review: The Bunker Diary
I love autumn, but then you're probably already aware of that if this isn't your first time here...I can be a bit of broken record! I just love that it's such a cosy time of year! The nights draw in earlier, you can more often than not fall asleep to the sound of the rain,… Continue reading My favourite autumn quotes
This isn't the first post I have written asking this question, I have already looked at video games and mobile phones and I found it really interesting discovering their associated pros and cons, so I thought why not take a look at another form of technology. Keep reading to find out what I discovered about television… Continue reading Is television a blessing or a curse?
Another new month is upon us, so it's time for me to roundup the previous one. I've been doing posts of this kind every month this year so I shall link the previous ones at the end if you haven't already checked them out and would like to. Keep reading to find out my highs,… Continue reading My September in a nutshell
So, I sat down to write a post for today and I found myself in a bit of a writing slump. I have lots of drafted ideas, but nothing that I felt inspired to write up. I considered just leaving it for today but I didn't want to miss a post, I've been posting every… Continue reading My favourite blog posts…so far
I think it's fair to say that we all have somebody that we would class as the reason why we love reading. I know I do anyway. For me that person is my mum. Now, don't get me wrong, both my parents read to me and with me as I was growing up but it's… Continue reading Discovering my mother’s favourite books
I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC copy of Lost Frequencies to review. As with all my book reviews I will begin with general information and a short synopsis before sharing my thoughts. I hope you enjoy! TITLE: Lost Frequencies AUTHOR: Caitlyn Lynagh PUBLISHED: November 19th 2019 PUBLISHER: Outlet Publishing SYNOPSIS Step into the world of Iyeeka,… Continue reading A book review: Lost Frequencies (ARC)