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70 Reviews: 3. Otherwise Pandemonium by Nick Hornby (Pocket Penguins)

I’m onto the third volume in the Penguin 70s boxset and back into fiction territory. This is a pair of short stories by Nick Hornby, a writer I’m ashamed to say I’ve not read before (the films were so good that I just didn’t feel the need. 295 more words

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When I was pregnant the second time, I craved ham sandwiches.  And, unlike my normal habits, I ate them in the middle of the night.  1,561 more words

Mailbox Monday and What I’m Reading: 18/6/18

Another Monday! Nothing pithy to say here, except that it looks like rain all week so that means less outdoors exercise and more time reading. Here’s what arrived over the last week on the book front (I’m guessing you don’t want to see the shoes I bought): 243 more words

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Our son is quickly growing up and it’s like he is already 15 in his head. At times, he’s an absolute diva and I know he’s going to be a handful in years to come! 440 more words


The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani

Leïla Slimani’s slim novel, Perfect Nanny is one of the most hyped thrillers of 2018. Slimani has drawn inspiration from the cold murders of Lucia and Leo Krim… 415 more words


The Water Cure

I’m awake at 8am on a Sunday because I have an impending opportunity in the next week which could *change my life* (!!!) and so I am naturally struggling to sleep. 718 more words