#EmptyShelf17 #1: Ink by @alicecrumbs

Ink, the first of a trilogy, is set in a world where every significant thing you do, whether good or bad, is tattooed on your skin for everyone to see. There are no secrets. When you die, if you are deemed worthy, your tattoos are made into a book and so you can live on for eternity. When Leora’s father dies, she discovers there’s something missing from his book – and her world starts to…

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND ALL PRAYERS FOR 2017! #ChristmasCard

So ... it's nearly the end of 2016! Hurrah, say many of you! So, it's time for my e-Christmas card! For the first time this year, alongside Advent material from Brian Draper and Embrace the Middle East, I've decided to do a 'Reverse Advent Calendar', either to go to Trussell Trust, or a local charity I've become aware of - Re:dish, because one of the challenges of 2016 that there has been (aside from the…

#EmptyShelf 2016 #28: The Falcons of Montabard by @Chadwickauthor (Time Warner, 2003)

As a long-term fan of Georgette Heyer, typically regency novels are more my type of historical novel, but I've been playing with a few others - another £1 charity shop buy - I enjoyed The Falcons of Montabard - I've got very little knowledge of that period, but judging by the extra-reading offered at the end, it seems well researched, and the story was well paced - giving insights into the brutal realities of living life in…

#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 seen for 20 years, and who he feels he has wronged) who is dying from cancer. He decides to…
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