#EmptyShelf19: August

This month I read: Life, Lemons and Melons by Alice-May Purkiss My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought this book before my secondary diagnosis. Aside from our ages, the fact that Alice is married/younger than me, and I have triple positive cancer ... oh and I didn’t bother with fertility treatment/recon ... much of this book I nodded along to as she discusses the reality of treatments, the fear underlying everything, questions of body…

#EmptyShelf19: July

This month I read: Nobody's Wife by Laura Pearson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read Laura's previous book, so was pleased to see the next one out. I read it in one sitting, and found it a really enjoyable read as the story evolved and we watched what we'd seen alluded to in the prologue evolve through the story - and to see the damage done to so many, including those who thought…

#EmptyShelf19: April

This month I read the following books: The Ravaged Land Series Books 1-3 by Kellee L. Greene My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got this as a cheap/free download from Kindle, but it was perfect reading for first few days around chemo whilst awake on steroids. I'm a bit of a fan of moral-teenage-dystopian reads when I'm having a few down days ... and there's a strong female character (she doesn't feel strong), and…

#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…

#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…