As with most writers, I looooooooove to read. I adore discovering new books, especially through the recommendations of others. In that spirit, I have decided to post up a weekly recommendation of a book I love in the hope that you will post me one back. Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson. I finished Instruments of […]
The Oscar-nominated ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’, a must-see for book lovers. The most beautiful short I’ve seen in a long time, thank you Moonbot Studios! The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.
The Woman Who Gave Birth To Rabbits is a collection of short stories by Emma Donoghue based on bizarre tales she came across while researching her novels. Fascinating snippets of history are brought to life with considerable skill and followed up with a brief authors note, mostly as interesting as the stories themselves. Donoghue starts […]
This Christmas I was a very lucky girl. My husband gave me a Kindle *cheeks still aching from all the smiling *. I then got even luckier: my mother gave me amazon vouchers. The first book I purchased on my sparkly new Kindle? Death Comes To Pemberley by P.D. James (pub. 2011). As a huge […]
Every year around this time I re-read ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens to get me in the mood for the weeks to come. In amongst all the shopping, wrapping, cooking and cleaning it is difficult to keep my inner Scrooge at bay. So a bit of Dickens helps me to stay focussed on what […]
I was very happy when Hilary Mantel won the Booker Prize last year for Wolf Hall as I felt she richly deserved it, both for the book and for being such an inspirational writer. Although I could happily talk at length about how much I loved the book, the reason for my blog entry is […]
Found this on Etsy and loved it so much I had to share it here.. Keep Calm and Read Jane Austen 8×10 print by SayItAgainDesign.
“A person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid” — Jane Austen (Northanger Abbey, 1818)
I just came across these edible schoolbooks – they look brilliant, thanks Hungry Happenings!