Doctor Sleep by Stephen King


Whilst I think Photo - Doctor Sleep by Stephen KingStephen King is one of the greatest horror writers of the time, I don’t tend to read his books. I have read a few of the classics in the past but I find he uses a lot of description to set the atmosphere and scene which I didn’t like. But Doctor Sleep caught my eye in a bookshop and I thought I would give Stephen another try.

Doctor Sleep tells the tale of Danny whose traumatic childhood has affected his adult life. He is a reckless alcoholic without a purpose in life but when he arrives in a small town he meets good people and starts to change his life.

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Halloween Book Bag Bundles


It is time for the build up to Halloween or Oiche Samhain in Irish and as I really like this time of year and Halloween I thought a special Halloween Book Bag Bundles would be good. Read the rest of this entry

October Book Bag Bundles



Welcome to the October edition of Book Bag Bundles. October is the start of the buildup to Halloween and one of my favourite times of year – the leaves are changing colour, the weather has changed and autumn has arrived. A lot has happened since the last edition and the highlights that caught my eye are below. Read the rest of this entry

Cannery Road by John Steinbeck


I was inspired to read Cannery Row by John Steinbeck when we went to Monterey as part of our honeymoon in June this year. I really liked Monterey, the aquarium was amazing and the interesting history of Cannery Row was on little notice boards along the footpath. John Steinbeck and his book were also mentioned and so I thought I would check it out. Read the rest of this entry

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch


The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch has mystery, murder and intrigue which I like in a good book. So I thought I would give this book a try. It is the first in The Gentlemen Bastards series and is definitely a book that will get you hooked and reading the books that follow. Read the rest of this entry

Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews


Summer has been great and I have been enjoying the lovely warm summer weather we got this year. Nothing is better than reading a great summer book while relaxing in the park. So I thought Summer Daydreams by Carole Matthews would be perfect to read. I wasn’t disappointed. Read the rest of this entry