#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: February Reads

Sleeping a lot more as we get towards the end of chemotherapy ... according to GoodReads, I'm still 'currently reading' 49 books, but here's the four I finished in February: The Angry Chef: Bad Science and the Truth about Healthy Eating by Anthony Warner My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is one of those books that I've turned down quite a few pages at the corners to return back to. It's clear, even in…

#EmptyShelf18: January Reads

I'm keeping my #EmptyShelf18 reads simple this year. I'll read, post short reviews on Goodreads (which shows that I currently have 49 books on the go, and over 700 on my shelves awaiting reading), and then once a month, post a digest of reviews on my blog. Aiming for 40 full books this year... How to be Champion: My Autobiography by Sarah Millican My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoy watching Sarah Millican on…

#EmptyShelf17: 51 Books Read and Reviewed!

I've enjoyed getting to use Goodreads a little more this year, combining it with building up selection of short (much shorter than in the past) #EmptyShelf reads on this blog. We'll see if I still blog about reads, but I completed my challenge of 50 book reads this year: ... and here's my final review for this year: Glass Houses by Jackie Buxton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved Jackie's Tea and Chemo, so…

#EmptyShelf17 No.47: Mission With: Something Out of the Ordinary by @PaulKeeble

Mission with: Something out of the Ordinary by Paul Keeble My rating: 5 of 5 stars I started reading this book at Greenbelt, and have quoted it to several people since. As someone who has now lived in Manchester for a couple of years, there was that level of enjoyment, but I also really enjoyed engaging with the concept of 'Mission With', rather than 'Mission To', or 'Mission For' - living alongside people, in community,…
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