Sep 11, 2019

What are you...?

What are you…


I have two books on the go at the moment. Annie West’s Sheikh’s Royal Baby Revelation and Ben Aaronovitch’s Moon Over Soho. They’re both absolutely wonderful. I also just finished Joanne Harris’s The Strawberry Thief, which was glorious. I’ve been reading so many fab books this year. :-)



Nothing new. But I did re-watch Ladies in Black on the weekend. Such a gorgeous movie. I love the character of Magda so much. I might watch it again just in the interests of tracking her character development. :-)

Listening to?

An earworm! And this one has been hard to shake. When I was in New York—in an elevator no less—Hall & Oates' Kiss is on My List was playing…and it went round and round and round in my head for the rest of my stay. On the plane on the way home, a Best of Hall & Oates playlist was available on the entertainment system.  I thought listening to it might shift the song. It did, but only to replace it with Say it Isn’t So. Now I don’t mind the song—and I am a teenager of the 1980s—but enough is enough. Therefore I won't link to the youtube video because I'm guessing you don't need it in your life...but just excuse me while I go and listen to it again.

What’s making you smile?

So many things are making me smile—the rain, the rosellas, my work-in-progress, and my New York Public Library Card! However, my biggest smile is being reserved for my TBR pile. Here’s a sample of what’s up next for me (in no particular order):
* Kate Atkinson’s Big Sky which is the next in the Jackson Brodie series
* A Man Called Ove which is my next book club book
* First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (I went to her workshop on humour in New York and really enjoyed it).
* The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary (heard so many good things)
* And Amy Andrews’s Nothing But Trouble. This has been on my Kindle since it released, and I’m dying to get to it. :-)

Okay, your turn? What are you reading / watching /listening to, and/or what’s making you smile today?


  1. Hi Michelle

    Great post, so let me see

    I am reading two books at the moment as well, one on my kindle Sasha Cottman's Two of a Kind and a paperback Joanna Nell's The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker loving them both

    I went to the movies today and saw the new Melissa McCartney movie The Kitchen it is good a few murders after it is about criminals but a twist I did not see coming

    Listening to what ever is on the radio

    Life makes me smile the fabulous books that I have to read and friends and family next up for me on the TVR pile is Annie West's Demanding His Desert Queen and Pamela Cook's Cross My Heart :)

    Have Fun


    1. The books you're currently reading sound like fun, Helen. And I love what's currently making you smile. :-)

      I've been itching to get to the movies for a while now. Will have to go and explore Kitchen further. Thanks for playing!

  2. I forgot to say that The Flatshare is a fabulous story I loved it and I also loved Annie West's Sheikh's Royal Baby Revelation

    have Fun


  3. I'm really looking forward to The Flatshare, Helen! And I'm just wallowing in Annie's book -- it's gorgeous. :-D

  4. Wot am I? Juss an indelible soul
    making his Way Upstairs, lil1.
    Join me. Ain't too difficult:
    follow me to the Wedding
    Feast for the impossible
    length N breadth of the
    ● ●
    Cya soon, miss adorable girl...