Category Archives: Books

New Cookery Book

I have a bit of an addiction with cookery books. I know there is nothing in them that I couldn’t find online if I wanted and I do subscribe to several food blogs, but, there is something lovely about turning a page of a book to find inspiration overleaf. The irony is I very rarely follow a recipe. I tend to use these books for ideas and then adapt to suit our tastes or whatever I have in the fridge at the time. Ah well, here’s my latest bedtime read…


…and yes I really do flick through these in bed. I know that’s not normal right?

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

The Book Thief


You are going to die.

I read a lot and I read anything, I’m not a snob when it comes to authors or genre. I’ll read anything recommended to me or anything I find whilst trawling book shops and charity shops. I dont usually blog about books, never have before but I think this deserves a mention.

“Liesel” a young girl is adopted by a German family during the second world war. There is Jew hidden in the basement, persecution in the streets and there is a coming of age as Liesel grows up in Nazi Germany with all the madness this entails. Liesel makes friends and forms relationships with the unlikeliest of characters and all the while with death breathing over her shoulder. This is her story;

I love this book. It’s not an happy book.  I dont think any book narrated by death could be, But there are some momenst that make you smile, some that make you laugh and some that in my case bought me to tears.It is so well written the characters stay with you long after the final page has been turned.

I recommend it to you all.