This post is an update on my 30 for 30 goal: Re-read 30 of My Favourite Books. So far I’ve read 6 out of 30. 2. Berlie Doherty – Tilly Mint & The Dodo Date Read: 6th July 2013 Rating: 4 stars Mini synopsis: Young girl takes a trip to a mystery island, meets a dodo. Read it because: It’s one of the books that stuck with me ever since I read it when I was a little girl. Read it to your children, especially. 3. Douglas Coupland – Girlfriend…Continue Reading “30 for 30: Re-read 30 Favourites – Books 2-6”

Dear summer, Thank you for making such a  heartfelt appearance this year. I always feel better when the days are long, the nights are warm and we can have as many BBQs as we can squeeze in to our weeks (side note: that’s a lot of BBQs just so you know). I’ll be sad to see you go this year, you’ve been a good one. Love Sarah See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

This post is an update on my 30 for 30 goal: Re-read 30 of My Favourite Books. 1. Rules of Civility – Amor Towles Rating: 5 stars Mini synopsis: Loves young dream, not meant to be. Glittering high life comes crashing down, yet 1930s New York remains fabulous. Read it because: It transports you to a world of gin martinis, jazz club dances and sneaking into all manner of soirees. My favourite quotes: “Old times, as my father used to say: if you’re not careful, they’ll gut you like…Continue Reading “30 for 30: Rules of Civility”

Dear IKEA, Thank you for a) having a Cardiff store and b) selling hammocks. Even tho I didn’t buy my hammock from Cardiff (you were out of stock so we had to go to Bristol, a cunning ploy) I like that you’re close enough for us to furnish our little home one Lack shelf at a time. Love Sarah See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

01. NEW Stephen King – The Colorado Kid 02. RR Enid Blyton – Claudine at St Clare’s 03. RR Enid Blyton – Fifth Formers at St Clare’s 04. NEW Gillian Flynn – Sharp Objects 05. NEW Janet Evanovich – Wicked Appetite 06. NEW Pamela Ribon – You Take it From Here [30 for 30] July was a better month, book wise. I managed to read a couple of books on my to-read list (altho it’s still at a silly 141!) and I actually enjoyed all the books I read – a rarity these days! The Colorado Kid was…Continue Reading “June Book Update”

Dear Christmas, Thanks for being six months after my birthday – it’s nice to have a symmetrical chuck of time between receiving presents plus it means I get to have my birthday in the sun (sometimes, at least). I always appreciate you more by the time you roll around again because of it 🙂 Love Sarah See other Friday Thanks here (or here) or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

I’m planning a 30 for 30 list (more on that later) and as part of it I’m going to try and read 30 books I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten around to. This list doesn’t include a lot of classics, even tho I haven’t read many of them, because I don’t really like the books traditionally labelled as classics. So fuck it, I’m going to read books mostly written in the last 10 years and I’m going to enjoy them (I hope) 😉…Continue Reading “30 for 30: Read 30 Books I’ve Always Wanted To”

Since I’m turning 30 soon I’ve decided to do a ’30 for 30′ list. I’ll post the full list on my birthday but one of them will definitely be Re-read 30 of my favourite books. These all got 4 or 5 stars the first time around – some are ones I read every year and some are just books I loved. I’m so looking forward to this! 1. Girlfriend in a Coma – Douglas Coupland 2. Rules of Civility – Amor Towles 3. The Night Circus – Erin…Continue Reading “30 for 30: Re-Read 30 of My Favourite Books”