Saturday, 23 January 2010

My Place & Yours..What I'm Reading

I'm so delighted to that My Place & Yours found a new home over at Punky and Me and the first theme is one of my favourite past times, reading. So at the moment I'm reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I've really enjoyed it. I've only got a few pages to go, so I'm up for suggestions of what to read next, I'm up to my ears in Year 12 English and Literature texts for work so something light and charming would be perfect. I'm also enjoying this month's Country Style, which includes a fabulous tote bag pattern I can't wait to try.

Pop over to Punky and Me to join the in fun of the new look My Place & Yours.

PS. If you would like to see the rainbow inspired outfit I came up with for the delightful Hen's Party lunch, check it out here.

Much Love


  1. i love Country Style and i used to subscribe..these days i've been lucky to find lots at my local op shop at a fraction of the price..gotta love that!

  2. Lovely pic... that cover reminds me of the cover of Suite Francais, have you read that...? I have nae read either myself, and I know comparing books by their covers is... odd, but I used to work in a bookshop & would notice these things while dawdling about pretending to shelve misplaced books...

    Plus, other people do it! Number one question asked of bookshop employees; "Do you have that book? I don't know the name, or who it's by, but it's blue?"

    Thanks for playing!

  3. Sophie - what a lovely blog! (I came over for a look after you left me a comment about the Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif. I would be interested to hear what your year 12's think of the book. I think it will be a great book for year 12's - very relevant but also the writing makes it easy to take in a lot of detail without being bogged down by historic detail. My work is with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship so an excellent book for me to read in that context.

  4. I think you'd really enjoy "The Women in Black" by Madeleine St John (Readings has it!). It's charming, clever and set in a Sydney department store in 1960. Perfect!!
    Her other book "The Essence of the Thing" is similarly clever (and was nominated for a Booker) but not quite as light.
    Happy reading!
    PS Thank you for the wonderful custom order you made for me late last year! But friends all LOVED their special badges.
    PPS We have a pal in common: Cathy the sweet Tinnie Girl. :-)

  5. I have had that book on my bedside table for about six months but never seem to get to it. I don't know why. I have the hard back copy and its so cute. I must read it next.

  6. I've looked at this one in book shops several times and wondered if it would be as good as it looks... As a teacher, have you ever read anything by Cornelia Funke? I read my boys her Christmas story, "When Santa Fell to Earth" on the lead up to Christmas last year and am currently enjoying "Inkheart".

  7. WOW There's never enough hours is there? I'm green as I see you're reading Sibella too. She's on my wish list ;) Lovely post and lovely blog ... see you next week ;)

  8. I read that book and liked it but didn't love it, if you know what I mean! I would recommend Love Song by Alex Miller. It's a great read & escape with a fascinatig story. Love Country Style too, it's so fun to look into other people's worlds & the photography is amazing xo

  9. I've hopped over to your lovely blog via Fox's Lane and just saw this post and had to comment! I read this book earlier this year and absolutely LOVED it!!! I thought i was cleverly written and witty too!

  10. Hey,
    I just came across your blog (followed a from a link...) but just had to comment. tea and books? YES.
    Also, I am reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society" right now so I had to leave a comment here :) so far I love it! (I'm only about a third through...)
    Alright, I'm totally going to follow you now. Your blog is so pretty! xx

  11. I'm sooo loving that title! Have taken note so I can go a-searching. I'm so taken in by titles and covers of mags and books! Sad really..... :))

  12. i've recently finished that book too - wasn't it a lovely story. i love a book that makes you feel good and has you crying with joy.
    recently i've read and enjoyed; the dressmaker & summer at mt hope (?) by rosalie ham, breath by tim winton, a year of wonders by geraldine brooks, the idea of perfection, by kate grenville and i read my life as a fake by peter carey which was a bit weird. oh and i quite like steven carrol.
    at the moment i'm reading the memory keeper's daughter by kim edwards which is also quite good.

  13. Great novel. I have the hard back version which is designed beautifully.


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