Love, death and history: recent reads graphic

Love, death and history: recent reads

I have been reading A LOT recently, far too many books to keep up with any kind of reviewing schedule here on the blog!  However, I thought these three would go nicely together, so let’s get to it. The Strangling on the Stage – Simon Brett This novel is part of the Fethering mystery series, […]

Maggie Reviews: The Sudden Departure of the Frasers by Louise Candlish graphic

Maggie Reviews: The Sudden Departure of the Frasers by Louise Candlish

Hi everyone, Maggie the guinea pig here.  Excuse me while I just get a little cosier under my blanket…. there we go.  You don’t have a piece of carrot, do you? Today is the first in a new series here on my mum’s blog, Maggie Reviews.  You see, when Mum watches TV or film, or […]

The Amory Ames Series and why you need to read it now graphic

The Amory Ames Series and why you need to read it now

I love a cosy murder mystery and at the moment, they’re all I’m reading.  They’re the only thing that suit my current mood but hey, I’m going with it and enjoying it. Some cosy mysteries are better than others though, as with all books, and one of the very best series I have ever read […]

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Why I Don’t Make a TBR

If you’ve been around book blogging or BookTube for any length of time, then you’ll know that the monthly TBR (to be read list) is a staple of the book community. However, they are conspicuous by their absence on my blog.  Here’s why you will never see me writing my own TBR posts! First up, […]

Contemporary, Historical and Thrillers… Recent Reads graphic

Contemporary, Historical and Thrillers… Recent Reads

I like a novel that gets under my skin in some way.  It doesn’t have to be a cold blooded murder or a thriller that gives me goosebumps (although they’re okay too).  Sometimes it can be a contemporary novel with a main character who just drives you crazy.  Or a historical one where the setting […]

Need some cosy historical reads?  Here’s six! graphic

Need some cosy historical reads? Here’s six!

  Now I do love a cosy historical novel.  A murder mystery which is historical, usually 1920s or 1930s but I also love Victorian mysteries and contemporary ones.  The characters tend to be wealthy, upper class gentry who don’t have much to do except solve a murder or get into a caper.  Here’s six picks […]

#TheThrillerBookClub: February discussion graphic

#TheThrillerBookClub: February discussion

  At the end of the month, I select one or two thrillers to read and then review the following month for #TheThrillerBookClub.  February’s picks were Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough and Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas. Behind Her Eyes was featured in a few magazines as an unmissable new thriller with an incredible […]

Watch, listen and read: January graphic

Watch, listen and read: January

  I really enjoyed writing my Reflections on January post, so I thought I’d tell you about what I watched, listened to and read in January today.Once Upon a Time Definitely an all time favourite of mine, although I am only on Season 4.  This show is about all of our favourite fairytale characters who […]

#TheThrillerBookClub: First discussion graphic

#TheThrillerBookClub: First discussion

No idea what #TheThrillerBookClub is? Check back here. As promised, today we’re going to discuss two books, two thrillers which really got my heart pounding and which both have one thing in common; water.  First up it’s…. Natalie Steele and her husband are teachers, and while Natalie is looking forward to the long summer break […]

Top Fitness DVDs and Healthy Recipe Books for 2017 graphic

Top Fitness DVDs and Healthy Recipe Books for 2017

  It’s that time of year when lots of books and DVDs have hit the shelves in order to help everyone with their health goals.  Here are the tope releases of the year. Joe Wicks Lean 15 DVD Everyone loves Joe, right? He comes across as being such a nice guy and his books have […]