#2018HistFicReadingChallenge – Final Update

At the end of 2017 I posted that I was going to join in with the 2018 Historical Reading Challenge as hosted by Passages to the Past. I decided I’d aim for 15 books this year in the hope that I’d read more than that. I posted an update in March and I'd already read/listened … Continue reading #2018HistFicReadingChallenge – Final Update

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2019 When Are You Reading? Challenge – Sign Up Post

I'm joining in again with Sam's 2019 When Are You Reading? Challenge. Here's what she says about it: "I’ve decided on one small change this year. I’ve struggled to find books set in the 1600s for two years. It’s just not a very exciting time in world history! So I’ve decided to make 1500-1699 one … Continue reading 2019 When Are You Reading? Challenge – Sign Up Post

#BookReview – The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau #TheBlue #ThePigeonhole

Goodreads blurb: "In eighteenth century London, porcelain is the most seductive of commodities; fortunes are made and lost upon it. Kings do battle with knights and knaves for possession of the finest pieces and the secrets of their manufacture. For Genevieve Planché, an English-born descendant of Huguenot refugees, porcelain holds far less allure; she wants … Continue reading #BookReview – The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau #TheBlue #ThePigeonhole

#AudioBookReview – The Hourglass by Tracy Rees #20BooksofSummer #BookBumBookClub #FavouriteReads #PerfectSummerRead #LoveAudio

Goodreads blurb: "2014. Sensible Nora has always taken success for granted, until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby, a place she's only been once before. Together with a local girl she rents a beautiful townhouse and slowly begins to … Continue reading #AudioBookReview – The Hourglass by Tracy Rees #20BooksofSummer #BookBumBookClub #FavouriteReads #PerfectSummerRead #LoveAudio

#AudiobookReview – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens narrated by Martin Jarvis

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'; so the recording begins and ends with some of Dickens's best-known words, and between those lines is every Briton's view of the worst excesses of the French Revolution. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, the audiobook tells the … Continue reading #AudiobookReview – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens narrated by Martin Jarvis