Today it is my turn on the Lets Get Festive tour. We have been celebrating Christmassy books in all their guises from advent calendar bitesized tales to Merrytime Mystery and Murder to festive frolics! For me I was spoilt for choice, and it was a little overwhelming as we have SO many Christmas books some … Continue reading Let’s Get Festive- Lucy’s Magical Stories, A Series by Anne Booth.
I’m a huge fan of Fleur’s writing and especially this Clifftoppers series which I have been following eagerly since the beginning and am hoping desperately that Nosy Crow order another ‘year’ of adventures with the cousins visiting their grandparents’ farm every holiday break. This is perfect read for snowy weather but especially the Twixmas period, … Continue reading Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure by Fleur Hitchcock
Broke my heart over and over a million times how beautiful and heart wrenching this tale is. The interwar years is a particularly fascinating era for me, but is usually explored looking through the luxurious and Americanised lens of Jazz and Flappers or come the Thirties, Depression and Misery, the immediate post-war period and its … Continue reading The Silent stars go by- Sally Nicholls
Ok, I have discovered I have a bit of a morbid fascination with the concept of survivalists and Preppers. I’ve watched mouth agape at prepper documentaries on Netflix where the family practices shooting attackers from their shipping container house; dry runs at ‘circle the wagons’ convoy style bugging out; and where a young woman at … Continue reading The Rules by Tracy Darnton
Let’s face it, this Christmas it is harder than ever to find the right gift. Especially if you want to support small businesses and independent producers and particularly tricky if you want to buy for children. Sometimes the gift that keeps giving is a magazine subscription, but not a plastic toot accompanied advert riddled magazine … Continue reading Bookish Gift ideas: Children’s Magazine Subscriptions
#SixforSunday is hosted by Steph at A Little But A Lot. Every week there is a bookish-themed prompt to inspire 6 choices. This month’s theme is It’s the most wonderful time of the year! and this week the prompt is All I want for Christmas My family will tell you I'm the worst person to … Continue reading Six for Sunday: All I want for Christmas
This post is where we learn just how deeply uncool I am!!I wholly intended to do Blogmas this year, but life got in the way and I’ve decided to cheer myself up with a little laugh and a indulgence outside of books in a Christmassy post. I think a lot of my Christmassy music is … Continue reading The Soundtrack to my Festive Season