A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E. (Alphabet Challenge, January)

I chose this book by going to my local library’s online catalogue and seeing what was available – the first choice for “A” was quickly abandoned, but from the minute I saw the cover of this book I knew I’d probably like it. And I was right. A great read, thoroughly enjoyable. Way better thanContinue reading “A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E. (Alphabet Challenge, January)”

Alphabet Challenge ~ Children’s Books

I’ve been drawn to read children’s books this year (inspired partly, if not wholly, by Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell. But where to start, how to go about it? Well, why not an alphabet challenge… it’s as good a method as any. SoContinue reading “Alphabet Challenge ~ Children’s Books”

The Last Princess (Key Word Challenge, January)

The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria’s Youngest Daughter by Matthew DennisonI went with non-fiction to begin. As I’ve done before when doing this challenge informally, I began with no particular book in mind but put some of the key words into my local library’s search box and chose from among what cameContinue reading “The Last Princess (Key Word Challenge, January)”

2021 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge

I’ve followed this challenge unofficially and privately in the past, and enjoyed it; this time I’m signing up and will do the reviews. The structure of the challenge is simple: eight “key words” are given for each month, and the task is to read one book that includes one or more of the key wordsContinue reading “2021 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge”

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