Posts Categorized: The Book Corner

The Book Corner: Four Favourite Reads

Happy Monday everyone! Are we all ready to take on the world and get all the things done? I’m determined to have a productive week ahead of my trip to Bruges this weekend and the resulting two-day week when I’m back! Fingers crossed that works! Anyway, back to the point of this post: books! I’ve read… Read more »

The Book Corner: 2016 Recent Reads – Part 1

These past few weeks have been great ones for reading, so far I’ve read 8 books and counting. If this continues then hopefully I can complete my GoodReads challenge this year, rather than fail miserably. Which is what happened in 2015. For some reason I am making more use of my commute this year and… Read more »

The Book Corner: A Few Favourite Reads

Let’s talk about books. It’s been a while since we’ve had a bookish conversation around here. In truth I fell out of reading at the end of last year. Life just got too busy, there was so much going on, commutes were spent catching up on emails and other life/work admin tasks, weekends and evenings… Read more »

The Book Corner: Bookshelf Decisions

Book worm. Book lover. Bookish. Book obsessed. Those are just some of the words I’d use to describe myself. But the name isn’t important, not really, what’s important is that these words mean one thing: bookshelves were a priority in our new house. Let’s set the scene: In our previous home we had fitted shelves… Read more »

The Book Corner: Harry Potter, the illustrated edition

Let me introduce you to the beautiful illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As soon as I knew that this book was planned I began anticipating its arrival. I was intrigued to see how Jim Kay, the illustrator, would interpret J.K. Rowling’s well-known, and well-loved, wizarding world.       Once I had my… Read more »

The Book Corner: Only Ever Yours

Captivating. Horrifying. Intriguing. Uncomfortable. Addictive. These are just some of the thoughts I have about Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill. Before I get into all my feelings on this book, let me tell you a little bit about it.This novel tells the story of Frieda and Isabel who are bred (as all girls are) into… Read more »

The Book Corner: Recent Purchases

For the last couple of months I’ve been having such trouble getting into a book. Normally I can read two books a week easily, but since mid-March I’ve only read five books, I just don’t know what is wrong with me! You’d think that with my current reading issues I’d have stopped buying books. After… Read more »