2 Minute Review – Bookshelf Challenge – A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

For the last few years, one of my besties has been doing the Unread Shelf challenge. The idea is (in part – it’s a bigger challenge than it looks) to use prompts to help a reader work through the Unread Titles on their shelves. Inspired by her, I am in the midst of attempting to gain control … Continue reading 2 Minute Review – Bookshelf Challenge – A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li

Led by Donkeys – Line of Duty

twitter.com/bydonkeys/status/1483418498944671746 And here's the youtube video 😀 https://youtu.be/a8xY9R05q0I


For the last few weeks, my mornings have taken on a new routine. Up, coffee, dress, wordle. A deceptively simple game, wordle is challenging, but pressure free. There are no expectations, no adverts or prompts to play - it’s just a word guessing game - no more, no less. And I'm finding it very soothing! … Continue reading Wordle

Reminder! Don’t forget to zoom out!

First spotted on twitter a little while ago, then shared with me this week by X, with the following caption: Don't forget to zoom out for the whole picture. Artwork by @theshunbun Don't let a bad day...distract you from all the progress you've made. (This isn't the original image that I was sent, but it's … Continue reading Reminder! Don’t forget to zoom out!

SOTD – Minnesota – Mick Flannery & Anaïs Mitchell

Shared with me by my dad. https://youtu.be/U1sphi4VBsw

In memory of Ashling Murphy

Now Reading – Bookworm

For Saturdays LBC 3 Reads book club, we are reading Bookworm by Lucy Mangan Our book club theme for the year is Books about Books and this one certainly qualifies! When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. … Continue reading Now Reading – Bookworm

PODCAST – Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics

As I've been recommending this to EVERYONE, I felt it would probably save time to share it here also. 😀 Last year for LeedsBookClub, we read A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes and it was incredible! In fact it was the highest scoring book that we discussing last year (by the skin of it's teeth. … Continue reading PODCAST – Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics

2021 – SOTD – Week 52

And just like that... the years selection is complete.  If I do decided to keep going into 2022, I'm going to try and be more adventurous in my musical findings. Lockdown has limited or rather allowed me to become a little basic in my choices.  Still, for your listening pleasure, here is the final week … Continue reading 2021 – SOTD – Week 52

Walk on – Seamus O’Rourke

Seamus O’Rourke is an award-winning writer, director and actor from County Leitrim. He tours Ireland regularly with his own self-penned shows. Seamus has over two million hits on YouTube and Social Media with his collection of short stories, recitations and sketches.ABOUT SEAMUS Here, on the Late Late Show – an Irish fixture – Seamus recites … Continue reading Walk on – Seamus O’Rourke