#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…

#EmptyShelf18: May 2018

There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love by Kelsey Crowe My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have really enjoyed receiving cards by one of the authors of this book, and always wanted to read the book. Found it on a cheap kindle deal, and have really enjoyed reading it whilst sat in hospital waiting rooms! A mix of…

#EmptyShelf18: April Reads

Here's what I've read this month: Spark by Alice Broadway My rating: 4 of 5 stars Friends had recommended the first book in the series, which I enjoyed, and was left wondering ‘what next’, so here we are. I read the book in one evening and enjoyed the way it demonstrated that history (the stories the inked and the blanks tell each other about the others) is very different depending upon who tells it. The…
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