Monthly Round-Up




Hello Autumn …


Three-quarters of the way through the year – how did that happen?

It’s been a very mixed autumn so far; whilst the south of the country has basked in warm sunny days, we Scots have our heating on and have started layering up. With frosty mornings on the horizon, the garden has been getting tidied and put to bed for winter. We’ve had a bumper crop of apples this year, and the leaves on the trees are quite beautiful as they change colour; although with the high winds we’ve been having a fair amount of them are now on the ground!

None of this has impacted upon my reading, of course, and I’m amazed to find I’ve passed the 200 mark with three months still to go – way more that I read for the whole of 2017. With twenty-six books to choose from, selecting one gets no easier. This month, I’ve gone for the one I enjoyed the most and which brought a constant smile to my face – The Little Book Cafe: Emma’s Story by Georgia Hill. Set in the fictional seaside town of Berecombe, this is the second in series. Georgia set her previous series, Millie Vanilla’s Cupcake Cafe, also in Berecombe and several characters have crossed over. This is a warm, wonderful and very witty author who never fails to raise my spirits. I’m already looking forward to the next one, safe in the knowledge that I will love it as much as the rest of her novels.

I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a variety of books during September, and never fail to hold each author in awe; despite the well-worn saying, I just know I do NOT have a book in me so I’ll continue to read and enjoy the fruits of others’ labours.

As the nights draw in, hopefully we’ll all get the chance to curl up in front of a cosy fire with a hot drink and a book in our laps .. Happy Reading!




Sept 2018






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