#EmptyShelf 2016 #11: Out of Sorts (@sarahbessey)

This book is described by Sarah Bessey as being “for all who feel or have felt at some time ‘out of sorts’ – disorientated, bewildered and feeling that everything you once knew for sure has to be worked out all over again”. As someone who has recently moved cities, jobs, and hasn’t yet settled into Continue Reading →

#DigitalParenting #MurderGames The Life and Death of Breck Bednar

This looks like a really important programme to watch – it’s on in a couple of minutes on BBC3 – I met one of the people who worked on this docudrama last week. Even within this short video, it’s clear that Breck Bednar’s mother is not advocating for children to not be online, but that they be Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #10: We Make the Road by Walking (@brianmclaren)

Over the past year I’ve been part of a closed Facebook group reading We Make the Road by Walking together – and we’ve just come to the last week’s reading. The book is described on Brian McLaren’s website as: Brian’s 2014 release offers 52+ chapters that give an overview of the biblical story and a fresh Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #9: The Last Concubine

Well, reading in the evening seems to be gathering pace! This time it’s 620 pages, and yes, I’ve read them all! The Last Concubine, written by Lesley Downer, is another novel set against a well-researched historical background, set in 1860s Japan. The author had lived in Japan, and done a lot of research, and a deep sense Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #8: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (via @TansyJTweets)

Thanks Tansy for buying this for my birthday last year … get me reading it before the next birthday has rolled around Another book that may have taken me into another early morning read on the second night of reading!! Harold Fry, retired but 6 months, receives a letter from a friend (who he hasn’t Continue Reading →