Reading Sycamore Row by John Grisham earlier this week, I was struck by how topical the whole issue of trials over wills can be. Caitriona Murphy wrote a piece for the Farming Independent this week about how an ill-planned will can really bring trauma and heartache – not just if family members fall out when they hear the will but also if the will is challenged in court. ?It has happened that sons have been promised farms and [...]
I love reading – love reading to myself and I love reading to my children. Although they are too old now for ‘bedtime stories’ I still read them a series of books each winter. Two years ago we did the Harry Potter series in four months, last year we did the Famous Five, The Hobbit and the first Lord of the Rings. ?This year, I’ve been so busy I haven’t been reading much to them but are part way through [...]
Elaine at New Farmerette set up a bookworms bloggers group on facebook recently and I’m delighted to be back into the habit of writing up book reviews again. I often read a good book and intend to write a review but don’t get around to it and I often read a terrible book and am dying to warn others from investing their money in it but as I say to the kids, if you can’t say anything nice [...]
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!), [...]
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 [...]