Summer reading

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Summer Holiday Seven – the Verdict

September is one of my favourite months and having just returned from a glorious fortnight in Provence I’m all fired up for a busy autumn with a big writing goal (to finish my first draft by Christmas), a stellar line-up of guests here on the Literary Sofa, an avalanche of titles for Hot Picks 2015 and to … Continue reading

Keeping Up with the Literary Joneses (or The Tyranny of the TBR)

Before I joined Twitter and started blogging (both less than two years ago) I had never even come across the term TBR (To Be Read).  Once I’d finished reading the novel for my monthly book group, I’d take a casual look on my shelves (always well stocked because the book stall at the school jumble … Continue reading

A Place in my Heart – The Lubéron

Well, we got back from our two week trip to Provence on Sunday night and this week is proving every bit as frantic as I expected –endless laundry and unpacking, getting my sons back to school, preparing for my interview with Jane Rusbridge at the Ham & High Literary Festival next week (details below), polishing my … Continue reading

My Poolside TBR List 2012

I’ve been amazed at the interest in my Top 10 Summer Reads 2012 – 3,000 hits and counting!   The thing is, I’ve already read them, so for my long-anticipated two weeks in the south of France, I needed to cast the net wider.  Some of the titles below will be familiar, some new, and you … Continue reading