01. RR Amor Towles – Rules of Civility [30 for 30] 02. NEW Kim Edwards – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter [30 for 30] 03. RR Berlie Doherty – Tilly Mint & The Dodo [30 for 30] 04. RR Douglas Coupland – Girlfriend in a Coma [30 for 30] 05. RR Toby Litt – Journey Into Space [30 for 30] 06. RR Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones [30 for 30] 07. NEW Jeffrey Eugenides – Middlesex [30 for 30] 08. NEW Lauren Beukes – The Shining Girls [30 for 30] 09. RR Douglas Coupland – Life After God [30 for 30] 10. NEW Maggie O’Farrell – Instructions for a Heatwave [30 for 30] 11. RR Stephen…Continue Reading “July Book Update”
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”
A fan on a hot day Dreams of swimming pools Disco balls Writing letters Cool showers See the whole list here
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.
Booking holidays Beautiful books about your hometown Tissue paper pom poms Solar lights Growing something from scratch See the whole list 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”
I inadvertently took a little break from my Grace in Small Things list – not because I stopped noticing them but because I stopped making the time to note them down – oops. Back now! Nectarines for breakfast Dipping your feet in a paddling pool on a hot day BBQs with friends BBQs in general, in fact Our favourite wedding mementos on permanent display See the whole list here
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.