Irish Farmerette Loves Harry Potter

I love reading books and while my children don’t tend to curl up with books like I used to for hours on end (although Will loved reading The Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton over the winter), they do enjoy being read to. ?When Will was younger, he had his 3 favourite books that had to be read every night – it got to the stage we knew them by heart. ?Sometimes one would ask for a story and as [...]

Bloggers Book Club: Review of The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Enter a vanished world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal the silver…….

That’s what we read ?on the back cover of The Help by Kathryn Stockett and that theme runs throughout the whole book as we read about white women who are trying to save face with their friends by trying to afford a black maid, trying to keep up with the [...]

Bloggers Book Club – How To Be A Woman

I was really looking forward to reading Caitlin Moran’s book, How To Be ?a Woman. I hadn’t read any reviews of it but judging by the occasional tweet, I guessed it was a humourous version of feminism through the ages and her own take on modern feminism.

It has been described as witty and humourous. I have to admit that I haven’t finished it yet (which says a lot in itself!), [...]


We had a lovely Christmas, really relaxing – did nothing but cook, eat, drink, be merry and play and read books of course! ?I had intended doing a blog post on the best book I read in 2011 and then I couldn’t work out or remember which was the best so I’ve decided to review a couple of my most recent reads.

I’ve been reading Harry Potter to the kids since August and we all love it, we are now almost [...]

Review of The Pink Cage: Bloggers Book Club

As I have met Derbhile Dromey, the author of our book for this book, I was really curious to read The Pink Cage. The fact that both Derbhile and Astrid, the main character, have sight impedients, made me wonder if it was going to be slightly autobiographical. ?Derbhile works as a copy writer and Astrid works as a proof reader so they both work in similar fields but judging by what I know of Derbhile, I am fairly confident that [...]