Month: December 2014

Feature: Monthly Round-up! December 2014

Feature: Monthly Round-up! December 2014

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. I hope you all had a good Christmas and that Santa brought you everything you wanted :). I had a house full with my family bringing their dogs, chickens and a horse! Yes you did read that correctly. It is strange to think that tomorrow will be another year. I hope you all have your new year resolutions ūüėČ Bookish or otherwise. With a new year means that I will have to remember writing 2015 instead of 2014, something that normally takes until the middle of the year. With a new year there is new goals and aspirations to achieve. Luckily this year I achieved my Goodreads goal of 110 books and managed to read 112 overall. This year I’m going to set the goal low at 50 books. I’m about to hit exam period and so I don’t want the pressure of goals to distract me. This year I may be quieter on the blog, at least until summer, as University, as always must come first. But we will see what happens… Also I’m not going to post anymore Bookish […]

Feature: Pastime Pleasures #23 – Jamaica Inn

Feature: Pastime Pleasures #23 – Jamaica Inn

Welcome to my ¬†feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago. Mary Yellen arrives at Jamaica Inn to live with her Aunt and Uncle who have many secrets.¬†Jamaica Inn is decrepit, with¬†no guests, set in the wild and treacherous moors. There are smugglers, a horse thief, an albino vicar and a murder to solve. Jamaica Inn may start off slow but the tension and suspense slowly builds as more and more is revealed. The tension and sense of foreboding are emphasized through Du Maurier’s use of the landscape surrounding Jamaica Inn. Mary may not be sure of what is happening at the beginning but soon her innocence is swept away as she gets more sucked into life at Jamaica Inn. ‚ÄúBecause I want to; because I must; because now and forever more this is where I belong to be.‚ÄĚ Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by […]

Review: A Christmas Feast and Other Stories by Katie Fforde

Posted December 19, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: A Christmas Feast and Other Stories by Katie Fforde

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. A Christmas Feast and Other Stories¬†by Katie Fforde¬†Series:¬†Standalone¬†Published by:¬†Cornerstone Digital¬†on 4th December 2014¬†Genres: Chick-lit;¬†Fiction; Short Stories¬†Pages:¬†240¬†Format:¬†E-arc¬†Source:¬†Netgalley¬†Rating: ***** About:¬†A delicious Christmas feast of short stories from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of A French Affair and The Perfect Match. Add some extra sparkle to your Christmas by joining Katie Fforde for a perfect, romantic Christmas feast of short stories. Collected together for the first time and including one brand new story. Make your Christmas wishes come true… Includes and exclusive sneak preview of Katie’s new novel, A Vintage Wedding, coming in February 2015. Review: Most of these stories have previously been published, but the only one I have every read is The Undercover Cook. A Christmas Feast¬† is a feast without the gluttony, that feeling of being stuffed and unable to try more. In fact the very opposite is true. Short stories are, well, short. They give you a taste of the author and a taste on what can be offered, unfortunately I was left wanting more. I felt that […]