Thursday, 20 June 2013

Library Love...Amity and Sorrow, Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams, Bogwoppit, Coming up Roses...

This month I've been reading...

Amity and Sorrow - Peggy Riley
I enjoyed this book, but it's not comfortable reading.  It's about a woman and her 2 daughters who escape a cult.  You have a horrible feeling all the way through that something is very, very wrong with some of the family relationships, and that feeling is correct.  It's still a good book though, honest.

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins Sweet Shop of Dreams - Jenny Colgan
I liked this little bit of chick lit, about a woman who goes to help her aunt, who is ill and needs to sell her home and sweet shop business to pay for nursing care, for a couple of weeks.  But there are handsome men in the village, and surprise surprise Rosie Hopkins falls in love with the old sweet shop and is a nurse.  The bit I liked though, was flashbacks to the aunty's life in the 1940's.

Bogwoppit - Ursula Moray Williams
I listened to this on audiobook (I was trying to see if I could crochet and listen to stories at the same time, I can't I get distracted by one and lose track of the other) I think I would have preferred to read it myself but the terribly well spoken reader was quite enjoyable.  I liked this children's classic, it has adventure and amusing creatures.  I want a bogwoppit.

Coming Up Roses - Cath Kidston
I got this out for the pretty pictures, but actually liked reading about the development of the company.  And the pretty pictures.

What have you been reading?


  1. Hello, I read Coming up Roses too and really enjoyed it. I thought it was more of an autobiography but it is as you say the development of the business. And I enjoyed the pretty pictures too!

    1. I enjoyed it too! Lots of inspiration!


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