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  1. Quotes on backs of books

    I have always known it as book blurb , along with the brief synopsis and the 'from the author of..' or the 'If you enjoyed...you will love this' bits. There likely is a proper term for it all though.
  2. Your Book Activity - May 2022

    After a few months of at best, sluggish reading, I sped through William Boyd's Brazzaville Beach. I first read the book many years ago (20+?), and many aspects of it has stayed with me over the years. I got so much enjoyment from reading it again. So hard to describe, but an excellent read. On the back of such a successful re read, I have decided to start Anthony Burgess' Earthly Powers. Another book that left its mark on me many years ago.
  3. Muggle Not's Reading - 2022

    muggle not, I do enjoy Raymond Chandler. I find it easy to settle into his books, and his descriptive turn of phrase is truly wonderful at times. You enjoyed the first Rivers of London novel? I'm so glad. I have really enjoyed them. I will be interested to 'hear' your thoughts on them as you read on.
  4. Detective novels recommendation!

    If you enjoy detective set in the early decades of 1900, then I can recommend Dorothy L Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey series. They are very much of their time, with class barriers, occupations and the formal education of women among other aspects well captured.
  5. I worked my way through a lot of Enid Blighton's books. Like many, I started with Noddy, and then moved on to such series asThe Famous Five and The Secret Seven, The Five Finder-Outers (and dog), Malory Towers and St Clares,
  6. Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2
  7. Invisible Girl - Lisa Jewell
  8. Cripes, Hayley you tend to get things all happening at once. I hope your feet stayed safe through this batch of misfortune! Your poor neighbours. A car crashing into your house is not something many have to worry about.
  9. In which case, I will bring forward my next recommendation for you. Read on with the Todhunter Moon series, set in the same world.
  10. I read a book! The latest Time Police book by Jodi Taylor, Saving Time. Full of humour, action and the continuation of an intriguing story arc. There has been no more reading since then, but that's through lack of proper opportunity rather than inclination.
  11. Oh my goodness Hayley! My response, in order; dammit, oh no, ouchy and ouchy. Aww, pretty and yum. P.S. So glad you have been enjoying the Septimus series.
  12. William Blake

    I found this one on UK Amazon. It wasn't easy to find for some reason, despite using the search function to look for it. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Auguries-Innocence-Other-Lyric-Poems/dp/1495380874
  13. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    You are very welcome. I remember you posting the photograph, but hadn't realised that I had not commented at the time. So it is a belated "Wow, that is fab!"
  14. We enjoyed 10 hours of a power cut on Friday, followed by a 5 hour electricity free afternoon on Saturday. Aside from some meaningful, laughter filled and relaxing chats and the playing of board games, by torch and candlelight I read my way through the rather wonderful Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds, as recommended by Andrea. A graphic novel, this murder mystery of sorts was pithy, engaging and just what my poor beleaguered reading mojo has been looking for. I have already started on Gemma Bovery, another GN book by the same author. This reader's block may just be passing! < I'll say this quietly, so as not to jinx anything.
  15. Your Hobbies, Collections, and Obsessions

    lunababymoonchild, the Snaggletooth blanket is gorgeous. The colours work so well together. Poppy, Love your Copenhagen inspired blanket. Such warm colours, and it really does capture the colours and shapes.