Monday, August 20, 2018

Bookish Weather: 3 Books to Enjoy

Whenever there is snow around we get battered with gale force winds. What's worse is they have an icy chill to them, making it very unpleasant to be outdoors. (At least we don't get the snow ourselves though!)
I noticed there were still embers glowing in the fire this morning, so I put a little bit of kindling in, and the flames came to life. Now there is a nice fire burning slowly away, keeping the house a pleasant temperature while the wind howls outside and rattles the windows. I just hope the washing stays on the line.

As I was getting through the housework this morning, I was thinking about how nice it would be to be sitting near that fire with a book in my lap and a cup of tea in hand. And so, I thought I'd share some of the wonderful books I've been enjoying reading lately here with you.

All Wound Up by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

This was gifted to me recently and I was hooked from the first page. This book is hilarious and very relatable  - it's a must-read for all knitters!

The Royal Spyness Series by Rhys Bowen

I haven't enjoyed a series this much for years. These books are set in the 1930's and are humorous, adventurous and hard to put down. Each book makes me laugh, and also keeps me in suspense. They are all-around enjoyable, and the series just gets better as it goes along. I've just finished reading On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service and am eagerly awaiting the newest edition to arrival in the mail.

One day in May by Catherine Alliott

I enjoy Catherine Alliott's books - at first glance, they appear to belong to the cheesy-chick-lit section, but they are unpredictable and very enjoyable. I've also read and enjoyed A Rural Affair and The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton.

What's on your must-read list and what have you been enjoying lately?
Do you have old favourites that you read again and again?

Share below!

Subscribe to receive posts via email and never miss out again
This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, earn me a small commission. 


  1. I recently found "The Art of Making Mistakes" by Melanie Rothschild in my local library and was inspired by her take on creativity in the art world. She talks about how restrictive rules are and how to free ourselves up from them when it comes to creativity.I think the ideas can be applied much more widely than just to painting.

    1. That sounds like an interesting read, Wendy! Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. I have just downloaded the newest Royal Spyness book. I love this series so much too and it motivates me to get my walking shoes on to hear the next chapter. I am also hooked on H.Y.Hanna's Oxford Tearoom Mysteries.

    1. They're a bit addictive, aren't they? I'll have to check out the Tearoom Mysteries :-)

  3. Hi Sarah,
    I have just finished ‘The lost flowers of Alice Hart’ by Holly Ringland ~ it was fantastic

    1. I haven't heard of that one, will have to check it out! :-)


Hello! Please don't be shy - leave a comment, answer a question or tell your own story! I love the conversation and community - it's what blogging is all about x

You don't need an account to comment, simply use the Anonymous option or Name/URL

© Say Little Hen
Maira Gall