Tag: #onewomanbookclub

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Books I Want to Read But Can’t Afford to Buy…

…So I really should join the library Ugh there are so many books I want to read at the moment. I want them all and I really shouldn’t be buying any more books – in fact, I shouldn’t really buy new books at all. Except I want to support my local booksellers where I can, and I can’t walk past Waterstones without adding another … Read More Books I Want to Read But Can’t Afford to Buy…

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Cujo

I’ve spend most of this week feeling slightly bummed out and I swear to god it’s Stephen King’s fault. I know I’m way behind on Cujo’s story but I did not expect to end in such a devastating way – I guess that’s why it’s so effective. While you’ve got your eye firmly planted on Cujo, you don’t think about anything else. Most readers … Read More Cujo

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Helter Skelter

I feel I should pre-fix this post with a little disclaimer about true crime enthusiasm. I love true crime, my podcast list is peppered with real life stories of murder and horror – I can’t get enough and I’m not entirely sure why. Obviously I’m a massive horror fan but I feel that actual true life horror goes against why I love those movies … Read More Helter Skelter

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Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019 and a New Reads List

The best thing about the new year is signing up to a new Goodreads Reading Challenge. So far, over the last few, I have failed to complete a single year – or if I’ve got anywhere near I wouldn’t know as I’ve failed to log the books I’ve read. There’s not much to the rules of the challenge to be honest. You input how … Read More Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019 and a New Reads List

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Eileen

Eileen is one of those novels that grips you to the final page but doesn’t quite give you the pay off you’re expecting. Not that you really mind when the character is as rounded as Eileen Dunlop. The writing here is so descriptive that Eileen practically pops off the page and this is the reason I really enjoyed it. The story goes a little … Read More Eileen

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The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer is a book I read a lot when I was a teen. I was thrilled to find a copy in HMV the other day when I also bought Rosemary’s Baby in a delicious 2 for £5 offer. I re-read it over last weekend and found it just as sinister and creepy as ever. I think I had forgotten … Read More The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

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Conversations with Friends

If Conversations with Friends were a film (and maybe it will be), I would describe it as ‘talky’. This is not a criticism because I like my entertainment peppered with well written dialogue, be it written word or on the screen. But they don’t half go on the central characters and literally do what it says on the tin. The story itself is quite … Read More Conversations with Friends

Dietland

*The first 3 episodes* I want to talk about the TV adaptation of one of my favourite books in recent years (and apparently, my Book of 2016) – Dietland. It’s just started airing in the US and thankfully also on Amazon Prime – which is the greatest weekly treat. The first three episodes are up now and so far so good. IMDB Synopsis Plum … Read More Dietland

Weekly Digest #5

I failed miserably at the weekly digests, didn’t I? Well, I’m back now and I’m going to try and stay up to date on them as much as possible. This is what I’m currently digging: Game of Thrones, Season 7 I’ve been pretty happy with this season so far but there have been criticisms from far and wide, about the show giving in to … Read More Weekly Digest #5

Crumpets

It’s been a lazy weekend. I saw Panda for an early (ish) Saturday rendezvous, then we (G and I) did a few chores, went to the gym and I read for the rest of the day. (A v. spooky novel called The Ice Twins. Perfect Winter/hibernation material). Then I found out there was such a thing as giant crumpets, so of course had to … Read More Crumpets

My Week in Pictures – February 02 to 06

This week was sent to test me I believe but I can only assume, since I am here at the tail end of Friday with a smile on my face, that I have passed that particular exam. If not with flying colours, then at least in one piece. I’m still in hibernation mode, honestly so have made minimal plans to see anybody after work … Read More My Week in Pictures – February 02 to 06