[Reviews] #Cancer Keeps you Netflix Busy!

One of the best ways to keep yourself amused whilst dealing with cancer treatment is Netflix. People are always asking for recommendations, so, although I've just cancelled my membership for the next couple of months (no time!), here's the stuff I've enjoyed! The Crown This was the series that led me to take up a temporary Netflix membership. Black Mirror This was the other series I wanted to see, though no episode beats 'Be Right Back'…

#EmptyShelf18 September Reads

In September I read: Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well I really enjoyed that. In similar vein to Alexander McCall Smith but I enjoyed even more! Gentle humour, a ‘gentle’ murder hunt, some ‘gentle’ comedy and plenty of delicious food ideas! Exactly what you want to read on a few days off ... Flight by Vanessa Harbour My rating: 4 of 5…

#EmptyShelf18: August Reads

In August I read: Crown of Laurel by Lucy Gordon My rating: 3 of 5 stars I don’t know quite what I thought of this book - I thought it was very well written - but heavy on the sex scenes. I’d picked it up because the cover looked like a Georgette Heyer book ... but it’s certainly not a cheerful book like that. The reality, however, makes sense - families, war, inheritance - always…

#EmptyShelf18: July Reads

So in July I read: Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free from Shame by Vicky Beeching My rating: 5 of 5 stars I decided to download this book to read whilst on the quayside in Porto, having started with Just the sample as trying to resist buying more books! I met Vicky probably in 2010 or 11 at Greenbelt - I’d invited her to be on a panel to talk about tech and…

#EmptyShelf2018: June Reads

So in June I read the following: The Cancer Survivor's Companion: Practical Ways to Cope with Your Feelings After Cancer by Frances Goodhart My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m wavering between 4-5 for this book - I can’t think what I’d do differently, but also didn’t underline loads of stuff! The general feeling that I got from it was that there is a lot of good-sound and practical advice in there. A lot around…