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The Book Network Christmas Challenge – 23 December

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A series that I couldn’t stop reading this year was A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas.

I started by reading A Court of Thorns and Roses last year then this year decided to read the rest of the series. I was hooked!

Popular on Social Media – Pandemic Reading List 2020 – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – Popular on Social Media

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas – Popular on Social Media

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas – Popular on Social Media

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas – Popular on Social Media

What about you?

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The Book Network Christmas Challenge – 22 December

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A Book Cover I Love:

It was hard to pick just one, but I chose this one because when I first saw the cover I thought how striking the colours were and I don’t usually think that about a cover!

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner (click title for my review)

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The Book Network Christmas Challenge – 21 December

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Other than a book, my favourite bookish gift would be a bookmark or book themed item:

A Picture made up of the first chapter of Pride and Prejudice

What about you?

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The Book Network Christmas Challenge – 18 December

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My book tree made up of Christmas books that I have read this month:

Book Review – Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

Book Review – Comfort and Joy by Cathy Bramley

Book Review – Cole For Christmas by Janet Raye Stevens

Book Review – Christmas at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin

Book Review – The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop by Caroline Roberts

Book Review – The Christmas Wish List by Heidi Swain

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The Book Network Christmas Challenge – 17 December

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I have been very lucky this year and there haven’t been many books that I have wanted to put down so it was hard to pick just one.

Here is just one of many from this year:

Dead Soil by Alex Apostol (click title for my review)

I really enjoyed this book and subsequently the rest of the series. It’s not my normal go to read, but I am glad that I tried this one!

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The Book Network Christmas Challenge – 16 December

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Share a Non-Fiction Book:

Cauliflowers Through The Catflap by Cassandra Campbell-Kemp (click title for my review)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“In November 2019 Cassandra had a terrifying nightmare about a small Chinese demon spewing a deadly poison. In early January 2020 she had a subsequent and similarly disturbing dream in which she found herself in an empty and deserted Italian castle, furnished solely with a single ventilator tent. Forewarned by these dreams and feeling that something really bad was going to happen, she threw herself into a frenzy of logistical planning, laboriously turning her spare bedroom into a store cupboard stuffed to the rafters with many (rigorously disinfected) containers full of sensible, nutritious, long-life and probably disgusting dehydrated foods, ready to face whatever The Fates had in store.

On the 3rd March 2020, notwithstanding the dithering of the British Government, Cassandra unequivocally shut herself away, refusing to open the door to anyone and using a newly-acquired pink megaphone with which to communicate with the outside world. Almost a year later she is still locked away!

This is the story of a solitary Lockdown – a story of bloody-minded self-preservation replete with moments of anxiety, resignation and sadness but also with joy, hilarity and above all dogged determination. Cassandra – a single and somewhat immobile woman in her mid 60’s – struggles with myriad new challenges as she watches the world change from within her self-imposed fortress.”

I am not a fan of non-fiction, but I gave this book a go and found that it was actually quite enjoyable. It was written in a humerous way and I gave it a respectable 4/5.

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The Book Network Christmas Challenge – 15 December

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A Book That Everyone Should Read:

Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

And the rest of the series! Then you can watch all the films before going on to visit the Harry Potter Studios in London to see all the props and how the films were made!

I loved Harry Potter growing up and still do. I buy my partner Harry Potter themed gifts for Christmas and Birthdays and we have also started reading the books to my son (who is now 3).

If you don’t read the books then I feel that you are missing out on a lot of great things!!

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The Book Network Christmas Challenge – 14 December

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A Bookshop That I Want To Visit:

Any bookshop in Cecil Court in London! Click here for link to their website:

“Nicknamed Bookseller’s Row, Cecil Court is a hidden gem in the heart of central London.

Packed with twenty-odd secondhand bookshops and antiquarian booksellers, it truly is a paradise for literature lovers. Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of Leicester Square, you’ll be surprised to stumble across such a peaceful gem. The shop fronts haven’t changed for over a century, so a walk through Cecil Court is like a trip back in time.”

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The Book Network Christmas Challenge – 12 December

A book that I’m really looking forward to reading next year is:

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley – due out in February 2022

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn’t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up – to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? – he’s not there.

The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother’s situation, and the more questions she has. Ben’s neighbors are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it’s starting to look like it’s Ben’s future that’s in question.

The socialite – The nice guy – The alcoholic – The girl on the verge – The concierge

Everyone’s a neighbor. Everyone’s a suspect. And everyone knows something they’re not telling”

What book are you looking forward to next year?

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The Book Network Challenge – 10 December

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I am currently reading:

The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop by Caroline Roberts

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Emma is the proud owner of The Chocolate Shop by the Sea, nestled in the heart of the cosy seaside village that’s become her home. With Christmas right around the corner, she and her assistant Holly are busy cooking up the locals’ festive favourites.

From cinnamon hot chocolates to reindeer lollipops, Christmas wouldn’t taste the same without a little cocoa magic. And for Emma it’s the perfect distraction from her romantic pains of the past. So when the shop’s miserly landlord threatens to hike up the rent, Emma’s Christmas and New Year suddenly look a lot less cheerful.

With the whole village rallying behind her – and loyal spaniel Alfie by her side – Emma’s determined to hold onto her chocolate-box dream.

The chocolate calendar countdown is on. Can Emma rescue her business and her broken heart?”

Scattered Legacy – Murder in Southern Italy by Marlene M Bell

Book Description From Goodreads:

“To outsiders, the relationship between Manhattan antiquities assessor Annalisse Drury and sports car magnate Alec Zavos must look carefree and glamorous. In reality, it’s a love affair regularly punctuated by treasure hunting, action-packed adventure, and the occasional dead body.

When Alec schedules an overseas trip to show Annalisse his mother’s birthplace in Bari, Italy, he squeezes in the high-stakes business of divesting his family’s international corporation. But things go terribly wrong as murder makes its familiar reappearance in their lives – and this time it’s Alec’s disgraced former CFO who’s the main suspect.

Accompanied by friend and detective Bill Drake, Annalisse and Alec find themselves embroiled in a behind-closed-doors conspiracy that threatens the reputation and legacy of Alec’s late father – linking him to embezzlement, extortion, and the dirty business of the Sicilian Mafia. The search for the truth sends the trio straight into riddles, secrets, and an historic set of rosary beads. Annalisse leads Alec toward a discovery that is unthinkable, and events that will change their futures forever.

Scattered Legacy is the third in Marlene M. Bell’s thrilling Annalisse series, which weaves romance, crime, and historical mystery into addictive tales to instantly captivate fans of TV show Bones or Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.” 

What are you currently reading?

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