I made a list at this point last year (click here), although I didn’t manage to read all of the books that were on my list; I did get through 22 books in total, so I am calling that a win. I put all of my progress on Good Reads so if you are interested … More 21 Books for 2021
Hello there Graceless Living readers. This guest post is a bit of a change from the usual schedule on the blog, but I hope you’ll enjoy my brief article below about something a bit different that Jess and I decided to do one lazy weekend. This involved venturing outside the house, so I’d like to … More Guest Post: Blind Book Date
Spring: it’s still raining a lot of the time, and we still need our blankets, warm drinks and books. Then again, there are glorious days of sunshine, birds singing their songs, and picnics in the park (when we are not in lockdown). There is so much Hygge can bring to Spring. Hygge is not just for … More My Spring Hygge Essentials
Melmoth by Sarah Perry Sarah Perry’s novel explores the themes of guilt and loneliness. There is a mythical being called Melmoth; a woman with bloody feet who stalks and terrifies guilty souls, waiting for her opportunity to offer them an escape from their eternal punishment to join her torment. Melmoth is a woman that witnessed Jesus’ resurrection … More Book Review: Melmoth
Now there are many things that I love about Jon but my favourite has got to be when he pokes his head around the door and says, “Jeeesssss, I have an idea…” He then pauses and tries to look very innocent. These ideas, without fail, will either make me belly laugh or they will challenge me … More The Graceless Living PODCAST
World Book day is a very important day for me as I am a massive geek when it comes to literature. I have art in my house that is connected with my favourite book, I studied English literature as an MA just for fun, and the reason why I am with my partner all stems … More Why world book day is not just for kids…
A trip that was two years in the making, magic that lasts a lifetime.. This was our first visit to Harry Potter World and it was simply incredible. I loved the entire experience; from the moment we arrived in the car park to dancing around in the gift shop. I just had to squee with … More Go and visit Harry Potter World!
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness I’m not crying you’re crying… “Monsters are for babies, monsters are for bed wetters, Monsters are for…” well not this monster. This monster is a combination of being completely terrifying yet powerfully moving. It creates a sense of immense power and has tender moments that lead to this story to … More Book Review: A Monster Calls
During 2017 and 2018 I began to track the books I was enjoying, and came up with a list, I really enjoyed keeping track of the books that I have read. So, in no particular order, here are my favourite reads of 2019. Keep tuned for some reviews!
2020, new year, new…well we’ve all eye rolled at the rest. It is a natural reaction at this time of year to begin to reminisce and think about (what’s the current social media craze, ah, yes the decade photos) the past 10 years, to get back into writing, eating right, give your liver a rest, … More So…Bird watching anyone?