Half term and holidays always presents a challenge to parents when reading, none more so than single parents. During the day you don't get as much done of the normal housework and chores because you are spending time with the children either sorting their things out, or going out and having fun. so the evenings are spent catching up with missed chores and general running of the house. You relaxation time has been forced into a little window of maybe a bath or your favourite program or short…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on February 20, 2012 at 6:10am — No Comments
Despite saying i have far too many books piled up waiting to be read, i bought another book today.
The new Ken Follett set in early 1900's. I told myself it would be good for research! Who am i kidding, i like his books and it was on offer- another reason for getting it now.
I also bit the bullet yesterday evening and bought my long sought after book of Corsets and Crinolines by Norah Waugh. I know i said in my previous entry i couldn't afford it, but i found it on a…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on February 15, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments
Tthe Captive Queen by Alison Weir. I am half way through this novel and so far its not my favourite of hers. I shall however reserve judgement unitl i have finished and give my verdict.
Elizabeth I fortunes bastard? by Richard Rex. This book i've only just started and since its a biography of her life it may be harder going than fiction.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Ggirl Written by Herself by Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897) I have almost finished this…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on February 13, 2012 at 8:24pm — No Comments
I have just read this book on my kindle in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. Being interested and having worked with Spirits for a while now i was fascinated by the descriptions used by the author. I was gripped by the multiple story lines and felt for amost all of the characters in the book. This book had me in tears, made me angry, and happy at varyious points throughout.
It describes a lady who is lead to bid on a house and land at auction only to discovery it has spirit guests.…Continue
Added by Claire Carey on February 12, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments