After the deaths of her daughter and husband, Nora Leahy is left alone to care for her grandson, Micheál. But Micheál isn’t the lively boy that she met when she visited her daughter a few years before. He doesn’t speak and can’t walk, and she has to hide him from the neighbours and their gossip.
This weeks Top Ten Tuesday (a book inspired list-series from That Artsy Reader Girl) is books I could re-read forever. I might cheat slightly in this one by adding in a couple of series, because otherwise I wouldn’t get anywhere near 10 books. I don’t often re-read a lot of books, so if I do you can be sure they impressed the bejayzus out of me.
So, in case you haven’t heard, Tom Hanks wrote a book of short stories based around typewriters, or at least containing a typewriter in some shape or form in each story.
A tragic event leads Abby Markstein to leave her life in Manhattan behind for the quiet and tranquility of Lewisburg, Indiana. She knows she’s probably just hiding from her problems, but for the time being she’s okay with it.
Today's Top Ten Tuesday (courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl) is books that have been on my TBR list the longest. There's various reasons why I haven't read these books yet. Some of them got sidelined for something else, others I just keep passing on my bookshelf. I'm sure I'll get around to them all eventually...right?
The murder of housewife Barbara Ryan, a pencil jammed into her neck, starts Detective Danny O'Neill on the search for a serial killer on the streets of Dublin.
So I've been looking for some new ideas for this blog that aren't just the normal book reviews, but I've been struggling a bit. Then I came across a book blog meme called Top Ten Tuesday and I'm excited.