Decisions, Discarding, and Donating

I sat down this afternoon, bullet journal in hand, and decided to make a condensed list of my #readingfromhome TBR since at the moment picking from 74 books feels a little overwhelming. I went through my list, thinking about which books I was desperately excited to read, and which I thought would be five star … Continue reading Decisions, Discarding, and Donating

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a year of reading from home

  Using Portal in the Pages 2018 reading spreadsheet, I found that I currently own 76 unread books. To some people, maybe other extensive readers, that may not seem like a lot, but to me and I think to most normal people that is an excessive amount of unread books. For some people having that many … Continue reading a year of reading from home

Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Star rating: 3/5 Synopsis: This book consists of fictional documents relating to the triple homicide committed by Roderick Macrae, a 19th century crofter from the Scottish highlands. Through witness accounts, Macrae's own memoir and a transcript of the trial, the story unfolds with unanswered questions and a slew of unreliable narrators. Review: Although there was nothing particularly … Continue reading Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Review: The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell

  Star rating: 4/5 Synopsis: This is, as the title suggests, the diary of a bookseller at The Book Shop, Scotland's largest second hand bookshop. Bythell refers to himself as the real-life Bernard Black, and his diaries reflect the customers, staff, and general life of a second hand bookshop. Review: Despite being simple diary entries discussing … Continue reading Review: The Diary of a Bookseller, Shaun Bythell

Mystery & Thriller Recommendations

  It's finally Halloween season, so to celebrate the nights getting darker and people's book recommendations getting spookier, here are six mystery/thriller books that I'd recommend for your autumn TBR.   After the Funeral, Agatha Christie No mystery list is complete without an Agatha Christie, but I thought I'd share one of my favourites that … Continue reading Mystery & Thriller Recommendations