Top 5 Tuesday Authors F – J

Following on from last week’s authors A-E via Top 5 Tuesday Authors A-E

As per challenge set by:

Bionic bookworm

Here are authors F – J,

Falvey, Patricia just finished this book about Titanic.

Irish readathon: Titanic Books.

Gerritsen, Terresa

Read lots of these books including all of Rizzoli and Isles. I just have not read her first two which are out of print.

Haddon, Mark I have read Curious incident of a dog in the night and a book of his short stories.

Illes Greg, I have read his book dead sleep.

Jones, Sadie, I have her book The Outcast but not read it yet.

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S4S – Character names I’d steal for my kids…

via S4S – Character names I’d steal for my kids…

Well I actually do have offspring names in mind and I’m keeping them secret until I use them! I did not find them in books! So instead I’m thinking, if had to pick names just from current book reading, what would I choose? Three girls and three boy names; not planning on having 6 kids think probably too old now for that to be possible!

My current book is Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholas.

Boy names

1. The lead character is Charlie, I would not necessarily choose it, but could live with it.

2. The characters are preparing for a performance of  Romeo and Juliet. If Romeo, is good enough for David Beckham it is good enough for me! Plus better than Mercuttio!

3. Lewis

Girl Names

Slim pickings but…

1. Emily

2. Sally

3. Lucy







Top 5 Tuesday – All I want for Christmas

Sarah at Bionic Books asked what books we hope Father Christmas brings us.

All I want for Christmas…

Is Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholas.

If you force me to have more books then could get ahead with books for book club as follows:

2. Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo
3. The Wife – Meg Wolitzer
4. The Good Father – Noah Hawley
5. All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr
I’m also taking part in the same topic of Sunday for 6 for Sunday on December 17th. SPOILER it will be these 5 plus one more.
What books are you hoping for for Christmas?  Feel free to take part in Sarah’s meme

via Top 5 Tuesday – December 2019 Topics

or if you are feeling greedier 6 for Sunday on 22nd.

UK women, use your mandate in honour of the first women who had a mandate 101 years ago this December.

The UK is going to the polls on Thursday 12h December.

101 years this December since first women voted and first female MP elected. 100years this month since first female MP took their seat. Ladies how noir these women and use your vote this December and make future generations proud.

via 100 years since first general election that women could vote in and be elected as MPs

Thursday Tag: Library Loves — alittlebutalot

#Libraryloves See reblog below for more details of library month. Feel free to also take part and share your library experiences.

1. When did you first go to the library/get a library card?

I was maybe 6 or 7 when my Mum took me to the library in the village we lived in. i had 3 pink cardboard library  envelope cards and they would take a slip out of each book borrowed and put it inside the cardboard envelope card and keep your ticket.

2. How often do you use your library?

Not regularly used a library since I was at university and that was just for course purposes. Whilst I was living in London on university placement in third year I did use the library I think in Wimbledon? to take reading books out. Since living in London I have not taken a book out of library.

3. Have you ever had a late or lost library book?


4. What’s your favourite thing about your library?

My nearest library is in Hillsborough park. I recently learned at a heritage walk that it was original built as a private house therefore it is quite grand and has walled garden next to it.

Sheffield Heritage Week and Castlegate Festival

5. Are you a browser or do you plan what you’re taking out?

Not taken anything out in years, but have browsed in Hillsborough library and Sheffield central library.

6. Name a book you took a chance on from the library.

Hard to remember what did read from library but know  I discovered Saddleback club books in the library.

7. What is best book you read from the library?

That is going back a long time. Most of my library days were in childhood. I had hours of pleasure from library books. One Wednesday in Summer holiday I went to the library got three books read them, exchanged for three others, read them then returned for three more.

I also used to go to the library in local town and borrow music. Can not remember whether cassettes or CDs borrowed but know borrowed Lightening seeds and copied it on to tape and used to listen to it a lot.

8. Have you ever taken the same book out multiple times?

I’m not a re-reader, so I doubt it..

9. Have you read a good book set in a library?

In Secrets she left behind by Diane Chamberlain  two of the characters meet in a library.

10. Have you used your library’s ebook and audiobook options?


11. Which is the best library you’ve been to?

Think never been over wowed by a library; apart from it containing lots of books, not found much else attractive about place itself. Sheffield central is quite grand and houses Graves art gallery and has art works in lobby of library that go up to the art gallery.

Would love my own library. Last year spent lot of time looking at libraries on pintrest.

My ultimate dream house: library

12. What would make you use your local library more?

If it was open in the evenings. Especially if some book events like book clubs. This is  opening times of my local Hillsborough library:

  • Monday: 12.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5.30pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 10am to 2pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: closed

Therefore difficult to get to when work.

Do want it to stay open though for when I have children, so I can take them! If they read as fast as I did as a child them I’m definitely going to want a source of free books! Also seen on website today they do groups there for toddlers, so  that sounds fun!

Would not mind as part time retirement job working / volunteering in a library.

Hello friends! How are you all? Like I excitingly announced last week, I’m one of the cohosts for #LibraryLoves, a month long celebration of libraries big, small and everything in between! Today I’m coming at you with the blog book tag that Jess came up with and tomorrow I am sharing with you all what […]

via Thursday Tag: Library Loves — alittlebutalot

Top 5 Covers of 2019!

Want to see some pretty books?

Have a look at this posts and follow some or all the links in it.

via Top 5 Covers of 2019!

It is interesting that lots of people’s 5 favourites have similarities between each other.

I have not bought enough books published this year, to come up with list of 5. So I will just mention I bought the 10th anniversary edition of One Day which is bright yellow (I already had a copy of the book but was sold on having a different brighter version of it).

Happy Burn’s night

As it is burn’s night i’m currently wearing my Macdonald tartan skirt that Bought when was on sabbatical in Edinburgh last August. Burns night, may or may not have inspired the 6 word story prompt for tomorrow … all will be revealed at 9am GMT tomorrow.

This post I have reblogged shows examples of tartan, explains what Burns night is and some of the traditional food that is eaten. Idid try haggis whilst i was in Edinburgh.


What is Burns Night? Burns Night is annually celebrated across Scotland on or around the 25th of January. It is to commemorate the life of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns who was born on the 25th of January 1759. Robert Burns is probably most well known for Auld Lang Syne which is typically played at […]


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