Happy Halloween Reading

I know that all the Halloween reading challenges have probably officially run their course today and typically I am late to the party. The reason for this is I rarely read scary books, but I decided to dig through my past posts to see how rarely really? Well, it turns out really very rarely. But …

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Books for the Lockdown – Moving Gems

Welcome to week six! I hope you are all still safe and healthy. After last week's relatively depressing fare I wanted to treat you this week to some of the most moving books I've read since I started writing this blog. Some of them are funny, others full of hope, yet others are tragic. What …

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson

This read I owe to great reviews by Lady Fancifull and Shoshi’s Book Blog. Merricat (Mary Katherine Blackwood) lives with her sister Constance and ailing uncle Julian in a massive house isolated from the rest of the village. The rest of her family perished six years before and since then Constance has not ventured outside the house garden. It …

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