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On a day where everything, including myself, is driving me nuts, I thought what better way to lighten my mood than to share another of my Floral Portraits with you all. And why not, it’s snowing … again! Hope you’re all having a great weekend, wherever you are.

DETAILS Title: THE PHANTOM TREE Author: Nicola Cornick Publisher: Graydon House ISBN: 9781525805998 Genre: Historical | Time Travel BACK COVER BLURB “My name is Mary Seymour and I am the daughter of one queen and the niece of another.” Browsing antiques shops in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait—supposedly of Anne Boleyn. …

After reading the wonderful review of SALT TO THE SEA by Sophie, yesterday—who gave this one a whopping 6 STARS. I decided to go put this one on my to buy list, and, while at Chapters Indigo, saw that they were offering the hardback for just $6. I mean, come on. SIX BUCKS? So, of …

Welcome to WWW Wednesday, a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words in which you answer three simple questions about what we’re reading: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? What I am currently reading: I picked up a copy of THE …

Oh boy, am I excited about today’s Top 5 Tuesday from Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm, because the focus is on books set in space—a topic squarely in my field of vision. And, as someone who read a lot of SFF over the years (check out the SFF books in my Library) I …

I stole the idea for today’s post from the lovely, Annnemieke, over at A Dance With Books: 5 things I can’t or won’t do, even though I love reading. And, as she says, while a lot of bookworms are hardcore readers, a few of us, well, we need our sleep! So, do you: Read in …

P R O P H E C Y THE ELECTRICAL STORM raged across the darkening sky, in complete contrast to what Arianrhod felt. Or, to be more exact, what she didn’t feel. She didn’t feel anything. In fact, she felt empty, devoid of any emotion. A fact which bothered her on many levels. Had she …

After such a great start to the year, reading 8 books in January and then, 7 books in February, I seem to have hit a brick wall. Or something. I’m in a sump. I’ve only finished two books this month, and one of those wasn’t that great a read—FORTY WORDS FOR SORROW. I had hoped …

Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm has come up with a topic for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday that, well, should be easy to fill. But, other than the usual ‘friendships’ which we all know—Frodo and Samwise, Harry, Hermione and Ron—I want to try come up with 5 different friendships to share with you—characters …

This last week has been something of an ordeal for me and my partner, and here’s why. Our family doctor retired. He retired January 1st. Nothing extraordinary, except, the Practise and, the doctor himself, never bothered to inform his patients to the fact he was retiring. That would be us! We never got an email, …