#BookBingo – Travelling Back in Time

This year I am joining in once again with Book Bingo hosted by Theresa, Amanda and Ashleigh and this round I am checking off Travelling Back in Time with The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams. It was a bit of a struggle to think of a time I would like to travel back … Continue reading #BookBingo – Travelling Back in Time

#BookSnapSunday – The Dictionary of Lost Words

"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary,  how potent … they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them!"  Nathaniel Hawthorne The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams In 1901, the word bondmaid was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Dictionary of Lost Words

#BookSnapSunday & Gaia 2020 – The Birdman’s Wife

Melissa Ashley’s book The Birdman’s Wife has been on my mind for quite a while as a candidate for both Book Snap Sunday and the Gaia Reading challenge. The novel is a fictionalised account of the life of Elizabeth Gould, the wife of taxidermist and naturalist John Gould. While John garnered most of the attention … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday & Gaia 2020 – The Birdman’s Wife

#BookSnapSunday – A Thousand Splendid Suns

I am currently rereading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, which is set in Afghanistan and centres on the lives and relationship between two women, Mariam and Laila. Afghanistan is a country I knew little about, apart from war and the Taliban, until I read Hosseini. I have enjoyed several of his books because he gives … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – A Thousand Splendid Suns

#BookSnapSunday – The God of Small Things

This week I’m borrowing an idea from Sharon from Gum Trees and Galaxies, who used the beautiful pond at Laurel Bank Park for her snap of Claude Monet's Mad Enchantment a few weeks ago. The floating water lilies and reeds was the perfect backdrop for Arundhati Roy’s debut novel, The God of Small Things, which was awarded … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The God of Small Things