It's April already. April in my corner of the world means rusting Autumn leaves, soft rain on my window panes, still warm days but cooler nights and lots of hot drinks...especially my favourite hot drink of coffee. I love Autumn. Autumn is my favourite time to curl up on my favourite couch and get lost [...]
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So I thought I would give you a quick update on my August reads. Winter has been a very busy season for me this year and life has done its utmost to crumble the cookie. But I have been reading a few juicy reads, gotten addicted to a delicious new crime series and fallen down [...]
As Old Mr. Frost sets in and unpacks for a chilly winter I am still making my way through the Scandinavian crime series. I have a few on my bedside table at the moment and Mind's Eye is the latest I have finished. Mind's Eye (Hakan Nesser) This is an intriguing story premise. A woman [...]
A wintry welcome to the first post on Kim's Kaffeeklatsch. Hope you have your books and your libation of choice. Mine is coffee and lots of it. Coffee is so important that I rate the books I read by the amount of coffee consumed in one sitting. Which is what those coffee mugs under each [...]
I have 2 addictions which I have to indulge in daily: 1. Caffeine 2. Books I start my morning with caffeine and end my night with books. I drink a lot of coffee. I drink so much that I invested in a top of the range Delonghi Magnifica Automatic Cappucino/Espresso Coffee Machine (Amazon) which has [...]
I am completely up for this idea… Love it! More book giving holidays please! Nothing like a scary book to read under the duvet, where you are hiding from your own imagination, holding a torchlight and barely daring to breathe in case whatever you are hiding from hears just that one too-loud exhale…
Leave it to Neil Gaiman to try and make Halloween an even cooler holiday than it already is.
All Hallows’ Read is a new tradition of horror/scary book giving that Mr. Gaiman is hoping catches on.
“I propose that, on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary books they’ll like and can handle. Give adults scary books they’ll enjoy. I propose that stories by authors like John Bellairs and Stephen King and Arthur Machen and Ramsey Campbell and M R James and Lisa Tuttle and Peter Straub and Daphne Du Maurier and Clive Barker and a hundred hundred others change hands — new books or old or second-hand, beloved books or unknown. Give someone a scary book for Hallowe’en. Make their flesh creep…” Neil Gaiman
In my humble opinion, it’s a great idea. In this age of ipads and electronic media it’s important not…
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