February 6, 2018

A book pairing for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

February 6, 2018

What to drink whilst reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

February 6, 2018

A drinks pairing for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.

January 22, 2018

The book

Northern Lights is the first in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. It tells the story of Lyra Belacqua as she journeys to the arctic. She is searching for a group of missing children, but the truth of what is really happening in the North is more shoc...

January 10, 2018

A few years ago, I started using Goodreads to record what I was reading. 

I started every year with good intentions to read more but would find myself coming unstuck amidst my busy life and then end the year without making it to my goal. 

In 2017, I decided it...

January 8, 2018

Men without Women is a collection of short stories by Murakami. As you can guess from the title, most of the stories focus on the stories of men when women are absent from their lives for some reason. 

Like most Murakami books, this one really taps into the hu...

January 3, 2018

With the cold snap that we have been having here in the UK I have been reminded that one of my favourite books to read at this time of year is Moominland Midwinter. 

It's such a lovely little book that is full of winter-y feeling and goodness. 

The perfect accompani...

November 29, 2017

This is a little bit more of an unusual post as I usually stick to literature. However, I am a huge fan of crafting and I absolutely adore this book so I had to share it with you today.

I was given this, as a gift, by my lovely Mum. I finally got around to starting to s...

November 16, 2017

The Miniaturist tells the story of the young Nella Oortman. She finds herself almost alone in the large house of her new, wealthy husband. She is trying to settle into her life when she begins to receive extra realistic miniatures to put in her dollhouse. 

This is...

November 13, 2017

The Electric Michelangelo is an absolute pleasure to read. It's a carnival of a story set on Coney Island. It explores pain, intimacy and the American dream on a Victorian boardwalk. 

When picking a drink for The Electric Michelangelo I couldn't stop thinking that...

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