Johnny Saxby is running his family farm pretty much single-highhandedly. His father’s illness means he can’t help out, although he can still point out what needs doing. His mother left a long time ago. It’s just him, his father, and his nan living an isolated life in Yorkshire. He spends his day looking after the […]
In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. I like Joaquin Phoenix, as an actor obviously. I know nothing about him really. And I love Amy Adams. I like Scarlett Johansson and think she does a great job here in a difficult […]
A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape. I think that del Toro is one of […]
There is really very little to say about this film. It was entertaining enough while watching it, but it wasn’t a gripping or wildly entertaining film. Perfectly suitable for a dreary wet afternoon’s entertainment. It made me laugh in a couple of places, and I always like Brendan Gleeson in any role1 So yeah, I’m […]
Another one from Mount TBR, recommended by Ellie of Curiosity killed the Bookworm. Kate is running away from her life. The stress of her life in Dublin has prompted some sort of a breakdown, or a burnout, she wants a complete break from that. So here she is, in Somerset, in an eventing yard, trying […]
Part of my RIP IX reading. R is a zombie. He is not quite sure how long he’s been a zombie and he has no idea what he was before he was a zombie. He is content to be a zombie, with his zombie wife and zombie kids, and going out to hunt and eat. […]
Up and coming lawyer John Mason has just returned from taking a deposition in Boston. But work wasn’t all that was keeping him busy. While there he met Jane, and when he returned to New York she was Mrs. Mason. That’s a whirlwind romance and no mistake. This film tells the story of the Mason’s […]
Prince Corin has been chosen. He doesn’t remember, but the dragons have chosen him to free them, until he is ready however he will not remember that fact. All he knows is that something happened, and his memory is acting up. Upon his return to Caithen he also learns that war may be coming. Actually, […]
Read online – Gutenberg This is a book I would never have picked up if not for the fact that it is on the reading list of an online course I’ve just started. It is the story of the Chevalier Des Grieux, the second son of a wealthy, upper-class French family in the early 18th […]
An Alexia Tarabotti novel, The Parasol Protectorate: Book the Fifth Seeing as this it the fifth, and final, book in this series, knowing anything about the plot probably counts as spoilers for the previous books. So consider yourself warned. It has been three years since the end of Heartless and in that time Lord and […]
The great thing about working in a library is that I find myself picking up books that I usually wouldn’t. The terrible thing about working in a library is that I find myself picking up books that I usually wouldn’t. I really have no explanation for why I brought this one home. I thought at […]
On a chilly morning in February with a misty tain shuttering the windows, Devin and Rosie Cauldwell made slow, sleepy love.
Fiona Bristow lives on Orcas Island, a close-knit community, where she runs a dog training centre. She also has 3 dogs of her own, labradors trained in search and rescue, and often called upon to find the missing. But her idyllic seeming life hides a secret When she was younger she survived an attack from a serial killer. Her description, and the fact that the killer then went after her fiancé, a cop and his dog, and killed them, are the reason he was arrested. Now some one else is out there using the same m.o. And not only does Fiona have to put up with the fact that maybe this new copy-cat is coming after her, but there is also a new man on the island. Brooding and artistic, Simon Doyle might just be worth having around.
I’ve never read any Nora Roberts before, but I started this while doing cover at one of our smaller branches, and although I didn’t finish it then, when another copy came in at work I figured I may as well finish what I’d started. Plus it had puppies!