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Librarian's Choice - Book Group Favourites

This blog comes from Julia, a Community Librarian based in the south of the city.

If asked about my taste in fiction, my answer would have to be ‘eclectic’, as some of my favourite reads are from completely diverse genres.  1,008 more words


Mysteries - Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell, Val Mcdermid

It all started with Agatha Christie

I’m a thriller/murder mystery junky. I tell people Agatha Christie is my god. There was a book in our home I saw lying here and there since I was a child, that book was “A Murder Is Announced”. 1,095 more words


#ThursdayQuotable - The Mermaids Singing by @valmcdermid 23/02

THURSDAY QUOTABLES is a weekly book meme hosted by the lovely Book Shelf Fantasies

This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line or passage discovered during your reading each week. 287 more words

Crime Fiction

Charity Shop Bargains in February

This Wednesday, in the pouring rain, the children and I went and donated three bags of clothes and toys to our local charity shop. We have all been having a good clear out and as well as selling lots on eBay it’s really nice to be able to give to a charity knowing the money they raise will help their cause. 203 more words

Terry Pratchett - Back in Black

It was the Barbican memorial for Terry Pratchett all over again. In the BBC documentary Back in Black on Saturday we could see an almost Terry. 376 more words


Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

DCI Karen Pirie is still suffering from the recent lost of her policeman husband, Phil. She’s taken to late night long walks in the hopes that they would tire her out enough to enable her to fall asleep. 327 more words

This Week in Books (February 8)


Hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I am reading this week. A similar meme is run by… 766 more words

Weekly Posts