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My 2019 Reading Challenge

Do you like to set yourself a reading challenge for the year? I recently enjoyed a gorgeously illustrated book, Bibliophile by Jane Mount. This, along with some recent challenges by Modern Mrs. Darcy (2019 here and 2018 here) inspired…

Do you like surprises in books? | Pauline Wiles

Do You Like Surprises?

It seems to me that surprises in life, and surprises in books, are two rather different things. In life, I don’t love surprises How about you? Do you feel a special thrill when someone goes to the effort of…

Recommended Reads from Pauline Wiles

What I’ve Been Reading

Like many people, I wish I could “find” more time to read, but experience tells me that a yearly Goodreads challenge of about 30 books is a realistic target for me. Most of my “reading” is now audiobooks in…

beautiful book blogs

3 Beautiful Book Bloggers

In recent weeks I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with several book bloggers, many of whom have been kind enough to add Sweet Pursuits to their review pile. I’d like to give a quick shout-out to these unsung heroes…

The Illuminator's Gift
Other Authors, Reading

Gift idea: The Illuminator’s Gift

I’ve only just started reading The Illuminator’s Gift by Alina Sayre and I’m already hooked. If you’re buying a treat for anyone aged 9-14 this year, take a good look at this indie novel. True, I’m no expert with…

What Tim Knows
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Gift idea: What Tim Knows

When you want to offer just a token gift, but feel that a sugary treat is too predictable, how about an e-book? It’s straightforward to give a specific e-book on Amazon and a short story collection is a robust…