The blog turned 7 years old on Tuesday, so happy birthday to us!
What I have read
I’ve read a lot more this month. I’ve now read 88, so I’m 5 ahead of schedule. Two months left in the year and only 12 books left to read! (I won’t stop if I reach 100 before December 31st of course.)
- Something Rotten (Thursday Next #4) – Jasper Fforde
- The Wartime Midwives – Daisy Styles
- Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
- Miss Nightingale’s Nurses (Nursing #1) – Kate Eastham
- Five Get Into Trouble – reviewed here
- A Mystery for Ninepence – Phyllis Gegan, reviewed here
- First Among Sequels (Thursday Next #5) – Jasper Fforde
- The Mystery of the Vanishing Skeleton (Mystery Island #6) – Helen Moss, recommended here.
- The Liverpool Nightingales (Nursing #2) – Kate Eastham
- Mr Lemoncello’s All Star Breakout (Mr L’s Library #4) – Chris Gabenstein
- The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War (The Foyles Girls #2) – Elaine Roberts.
- The Bomb Girls (The Bomb Girls #1) – Daisy Styles
And I’m still working on:
- The Naughtiest Girl in the School – I’m doing a text comparison on this one
- The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel – Diana Gabaldon
- The Four Streets (Four Streets #1) by Nadine Dorries
I’m really struggling with the graphic novel – I find it really hard to work out what’s going on and who is who!
What I have watched
- Finished ER, and felt very sad about it.
- Only Connect
- More of Taskmaster
- Some more of the Letdown
- The Dark Crystal Resurgence on Netflix. I love the film – though I didn’t discover it was a film until I was about fifteen. I’d had a book based on the film and loved it, so I was amazed to find a DVD in a shop and discover there was a film!
- The Bookshop, a 2017 film starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy
- Murder She Wrote, seasons five and six
What I have done
- Visited the Botanic Gardens
- Gone to several parks
- Been to the beach in our coats, hats and boots
- Gone on some very muddy woodland walks
- Visited the deer at the Scottish Deer Centre
- Started my Christmas shopping nice and early!
- Recycled a lot of crisp packets
What I have bought
A new section which won’t appear every month (thankfully for my bank balance).
This month I’ve rediscovered eBay and bought:
- The Third Holiday Book
- The Rabbit’s Party and Other Stories
I needed these to help complete the two series they belong to, so I’m down to missing one from each – The Holiday Book and Susan and the Birds and Other Stories. Neither has a dust jacket and both are a little tatty but they were both well under £5 each so I am very pleased.