Imagine a bitterly cold Swedish winter, on the bleak treeless coastal island, in an old manor house built from the wood of a wrecked ship in which scores of sailors drowned, where one's only neighbours are 2 lighthouses, one of which no longer works and is haunted. Is there any better location for a thriller/murder … Continue reading The Darkest Room – Johan Theorin
I was fourteen and a half when the Germans came. On that 9th April we woke to the roar of aeroplanes swooping so low over the roofs of the town that we could see the black iron crosses painted on the underside of their wings when we leaned out of the windows and looked up.
In this exquisite novel, readers will find the crystalline prose and depth of feeling they adored in Out Stealing Horses, a literary sensation of 2007.
A guilty pleasure book Strange Fits of Passion by Anita Shreve Unusual choice for guilty pleasure? Yes, but perhaps this book has more to do with guilt, than pleasure. A journalist's story of her experience with domestic violence and the re-telling by another journalist, 20 years later. There are several different perspectives in this book … Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge DAY 7
I started this challenge and am already in denial that it is tedious, well at least this topic is. The longest book I've read, an epic novel?Do we have to talk about the long boring ones? As I haven't read War and Peace, and the Stieg Larrson trilogy is just that: a trilogy, the longest … Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – Day 3 – The longest book you’ve read
I found a book challenge at Becky's blog from last year, but I thought I would resurrect it for this month, and half-wondered whether I could actually write about books for 30 days. Let's see if I can do it. Feel free to join in - see more below....
Day 1 - A book series you wish had gone on longer
2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge – from Bookish Update on my progress.....Behind on my level.... For book lovers: Eve over at Bookish has created a TBR challenge for 2014. I would better with deadlines so this is just what I need to get through some of the books that seem to be breeding in my study, in … Continue reading 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge – from Bookish – Update
For book lovers: Eve over at Bookish has created a TBR challenge for 2014. I would better with deadlines so this is just what I need to get through some of the books that seem to be breeding in my study, in my spare room, on my bedside cabinet, ( well, you get the picture). Some … Continue reading 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge – from Bookish