Category: Readers’ Corner

  • FF: How Hard Can It Be – Janet Gogerty

    FF: How Hard Can It Be – Janet Gogerty

    ‘How hard can it be to write a novel?’ thought Joe as he walked through the town towards the Job Centre. Redundancy could be the best thing that ever happened to him; a golden opportunity for a new career as a writer. Passing the library he stopped to look at a notice in the window […]

  • [Video] L. Frank Baum and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    [Video] L. Frank Baum and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    In case you missed it – as seen LIVE in the Bookshop Bistro Facebook Group – with Riley J Froud. Not a member? Why not join us? https://www.facebook.com/groups/1675211409402187

  • Review of: Bermuda Phoenix by Jo Roderick

    Review of: Bermuda Phoenix by Jo Roderick

    Reviewed by Riley J. Froud Meet Andy. Andy’s moved to Bermuda after some troubles in New York, and he settles into an idyllic island life with sunshine and cocktails. How could it get any better? Enter Emily… Bermuda Phoenix, at its heart, is a romantic comedy. Yeah, yeah, I know – I hate romance. How […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Linda McQuaig

    From My Bookshelf: Linda McQuaig

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] All You Can Eat ~ Linda McQuaig [break] This book of non-fiction was recommended by a friend.  After reading it and learning more about “the new economy” and how globalization and corporate rights are inevitable I feel like pulling the covers over my head!! [break] Throughout human history man has lusted […]

  • SUPERNATURAL: The Rainwitch – Riley J. Froud

    SUPERNATURAL: The Rainwitch – Riley J. Froud

    It’s play time.  The children dart around the sloped concrete playground, on which is painted the bright but worn lines of various sports pitches used for PE, layered over one another as though jostling for space.  They run and scream and play and giggle, the children.  Little girls in little grey pinafores and little boys […]

  • [Video] Why Readers are Awesome

    [Video] Why Readers are Awesome

    In case you missed it – as seen LIVE in the Bookshop Bistro Facebook Group – with Riley J Froud. Not a member? Why not join us? https://www.facebook.com/groups/1675211409402187

  • FICTION: Four To Dawn – May J Panayi

    FICTION: Four To Dawn – May J Panayi

    Four to Dawn – seemed like it would be a fairly straightforward story of four women, who over the course of a Bank Holiday weekend, open up their lives to each other, whilst secretly having hidden away on the top floor of an empty office building. These four women, all very different in their life […]

  • HUMOUR: There Was an Old Lady Who Lived in a Brain – Riley J. Froud

    HUMOUR: There Was an Old Lady Who Lived in a Brain – Riley J. Froud

    He had kept his mother alive in his thoughts.  Too alive, perhaps.  No, not perhaps, he thought.  Definitely.  She kept berating him. “Oi!” she cried.  “You be careful about what you are thinking about your poor old mum.  I can see them you know, the words you think.  They float right past me in this […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Kelli Estes

    From My Bookshelf: Kelli Estes

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] The Girl Who Wrote in Silk ~ Kelli Estes [break] History is full of brutality, most of it unrecorded.  We in Canada have just heard the results of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but we cannot pat ourselves on the back over how we handled Chinese citizens after the railway was […]

  • The Curse of the Cheap Lipstick

    The Curse of the Cheap Lipstick

    The Curse of the Cheap Lipstick I was ready for my interview; arrived early, driven past company headquarters, found somewhere to park, checked my make up in the rear vision mirror, delved into handbag for lipstick – gone? I rummaged then tipped out all the contents on the passenger seat, no lipstick. There were no […]

  • ROMANCE: As Dreams Are Made On – Maria Gibbs

    ROMANCE: As Dreams Are Made On – Maria Gibbs

    Matty slips away from her husband one night and enters a dangerous dream world, where she meets an enigmatic man intent on stealing her heart in order to win the prize he’s been working so hard for.  Her husband does all he can to fight for her and bring her back to her real life […]

  • A short story for spring

    A short story for spring

    A Tale of Two Towns The couple winding their way down Glastonbury Tor were in colourful contrast to the middle aged couple, in their matching National Trust green anoraks, marching up the hill. She wore flowing skirts in every hue from lilac to violet and her Peruvian hand knitted jacket brightened the grey afternoon. He […]