I’m not a fan of social media posts that suggest the writer’s life is perfect. I just don’t buy it! My blog, aims to show a middle-aged-mamma’s life – warts and all! If you enjoy a smile, chat and a cup of tea with a pal, I think my posts might be for you.

If you’ve been following a while, you’ll know that I love to read, so the main focus of my website has always been to share book reviews and book club questions. Nothing is about to change there – books are, after all, what keep me sane (ish!)

Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris

In “Black Butterflies”, readers are treated to a rich tapestry of emotion, memory, and history. One can’t help but be...

Book Review of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is an absolute delight, a playful dance of manners that is both charmingly outdated and...

Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Book Review of Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is a tragedy...

Salley Vickers’ Grandmothers

Book Review of Salley Vickers’ Grandmothers I don’t personally like this cover of Salley Vickers’ Grandmothers. I can’t quite put...

Ready to be Thrilled? Exploration of Thrillers

Book Review of Into the Water by Paula Hawkins I have just finished reading Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water; thriller of the year...

Books as Door Openers (metaphorically obvs!)

Some great book choices! I have just spent a pleasant hour reading the Kate Greenaway medal shortlisted titles for this year. It...

Reading Quotes and Quizzes

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