Time Travel Thursday

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It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

This day last year I was reading:

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (click for link to Goodreads – where you will also see my mini review)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Celebrate Christmas with the ultimate Shopaholic!

The brilliant laugh-out-loud festive novel from the Number One bestselling author.

Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) adores Christmas. It’s always the same – Mum and Dad hosting, carols playing, Mum pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the next-door neighbours coming round for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers.

And now it’s even easier with online bargain-shopping sites – if you spend enough you even get free delivery. Sorted!

But this year looks set to be different. Unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocado, Becky’s parents are moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch and have asked Becky if she’ll host Christmas this year. What could possibly go wrong?

With sister Jess demanding a vegan turkey, husband Luke determined that he just wants aftershave again, and little Minnie insisting on a very specific picnic hamper – surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old boyfriend and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear . . .

Will chaos ensue, or will Becky manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas?”

Rated 5/5

Fast Forward to today, 13 January 2022:

The Poatmistress of Paris by Meg Waite Clayton

Book Description From Goodreads:

Now a Good Morning America Buzz Book, People Magazine pick, Indie Next Pick, Book of the Month Add On, and USA Today “5 Books Not To Miss”!

The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to London revisits the dark early days of the German occupation in France in this haunting novel—a love story and a tale of high-stakes danger and incomparable courage—about a young American heiress who helps artists hunted by the Nazis escape from war-torn Europe.

Wealthy, beautiful Naneé was born with a spirit of adventure. For her, learning to fly is freedom. When German tanks roll across the border and into Paris, this woman with an adorable dog and a generous heart joins the resistance. Known as the Postmistress because she delivers information to those in hiding, Naneé uses her charms and skill to house the hunted and deliver them to safety.

Photographer Edouard Moss has escaped Germany with his young daughter only to be interned in a French labor camp. His life collides with Nanée’s in this sweeping tale of romance and danger set in a world aflame with personal and political passion.

Inspired by the real life Chicago heiress Mary Jayne Gold, who worked with American journalist Varian Fry to smuggle artists and intellectuals out of France, The Postmistress of Paris is the haunting story of an indomitable woman whose strength, bravery, and love is a beacon of hope in a time of terror.”

I am on a Blog Tour for this book on 19 January 2022

As you can see compared to last year,I have moved on from my christmas themed books and onto my Blog Tour book. I wasn’t doing Blog Tours until later in the year last year so my choices weren’t the same. Blog Tour books have allowed me to read something a bit different, which I enjoy.

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)?

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21 thoughts on “Time Travel Thursday

      1. Emily Jane Post author

        I’ve always enjoyed reading, but my teenage years were too busy with school work and then I starting working and reading was too much hassle. It’s really only since being in lockdown that I have really got back into it.

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      2. Rabhya Maini

        Oh I see. I can relate to the part that there is a lot of school work because now I can’t read much because I’m so held up with school stuff. It’s great that you could read more in lockdown! Books are always the best! Happy reading!

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      3. Emily Jane Post author

        Honestly my school was tough. It was a relief to start working! But then the days were longer and full of stress so when I got home I would choose to watch TV… lockdown has been good for reconnecting me with books ☺️ my son likes to read too (he is 3 so I read to him!) because I have been reading to him since he was a bump 🤣😂 happy reading!


      4. Rabhya Maini

        I can understand the condition, cause after work a person is so exhausted, they are not at all in a mindset to read. That’s so sweet that you read to your son, he definitely is enjoying that 🥺😊😂

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      5. Emily Jane Post author

        I also had to travel by train – and I had to change trains during that journey too.

        🙂 I made a point of reading to him when I was pregnant then I got him a library card when he was a month or so old so that he could learn the wonders of the library!

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      6. Rabhya Maini

        I’m so proud of you of the fact that you are putting to the habit of reading by reading it to him and giving a library card! I’m damn sure that his love of reading will blossom in future 🤗☺️❤️❤️

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