3 Books, 3 Blogs

3 Books, 3 Blogs

30th June 2017

My favourite photo of the week.

I’ve wanted to start a monthly round-up thing of stuff I loved/internet finds/blogs to follow, etc.

Name ideas for this feature have included:

Lorna’s Love List (I think that sounds a bit rude, though.  And not sarcastic rude.)

Crap I Would Actually Buy (Maybe, if I remember to click the buttons.  And companies ship to the UK.  And while I’m at it Book of The Month, why aren’t you worldwide?)

People I Want To Drink With –  See also: Where’s my teleporter?  Damn oceans.  Damn canceled ferries.  Mainland, I miss you.

This Is Me, Throwing Books At You.

Why Does Pact Coffee Keep Sending Us Fruit & Nut?  It is lovely, people.  And we have changed selections, but obviously not often enough.

Decor Ideas I’ll Never Get Around To, BUT LOOK.  Because it’s pretty.  But my husband has commandeered the office.  I’m working on it.  But for now, I’m writing in the kitchen, hi.

And so, let’s start with the books.  Most of my reading lately has been through Netgalley.  Thanks, Netgalley.  If these aren’t out yet, you should totally pre-order them.

Then She Was Gone, Lisa Jewell –

I LOVED this. Around 80% into the book, I actually said ‘Wow” This was actually my first Lisa Jewell read, but I’ve stock-piled some of them, and I’ll be binging now.

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life, Samantha Irby

It made me laugh and cry and I might have ignored my kid so I could finish reading it. Ten stars.

Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore, Matthew Sullivan

Loved this! 10 stars! Everything I like in a book. A bookshop, quirky characters, random family, a little mystery. Perfect read! Will be buying this to read quotes aloud to my husband, and maybe another copy to throw at my friends. READ THIS! My only question is will there be more Bright Ideas books?

Read those books.

And here are (some) People I’d Like To Drink With:

Caitlin at Broadside is doing a European trip.  I liked this post on Berlin.  I am impaitently waiting for her write-up on Croatia.  We’ve agreed to meet up somewhere in the world and have another drink before Isla goes to University!

Beth at The Beth Next Door –  Because she’s kinda like my new favourite person.  And our husbands look scarily alike!

Nicole at An Entertaining Mess – Because we are loooong overdue to be in the same room.

Read those blogs.

P. S. When I grow up and move into our home office (looking at you Neil) I want it to look like this.

Other random crap:

In the writing of this post, I’ve decided to make it a weekly feature called ‘3 Books, 3 Blogs.’  Stay tuned for one of those fancy linked-up image things that always relax me when I see them on other people’s blogs, but I can’t be bothered to do for here.













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  • Reply Beth 30th June 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Oh you are the sweetest! And you are my new favorite person as well, I also wish we could have a drink together because that would be amazing!! I’m adding your books to my “need to read list” because I’m guessing I will like them quite a bit. 🙂

  • Reply Nicole 30th June 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Ooh, I love this post! I’ve tried to do recommendations posts like this, only I’m behind on my book reading and blog reading, But I’m following the blogs you mentioned in hopes of remedying that.

    Also, thank you for mentioning my blog. 🙂 We so need to be in the same room! And our kids need to have a play date.

    • Reply Lorna 30th June 2017 at 5:34 pm

      I thought the 3 things would be manageable/accessible for me and others who want to share!

      Thank you for writing your blog!

  • Reply broadsideblog 30th June 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks! Jose and I are having conversations about Scotland, actually…:-)

    • Reply Lorna 30th June 2017 at 5:15 pm

      What like, conversations right now? Cause that would be weird. Cool, but weird. Would make sense, though

      • Reply broadsideblog 30th June 2017 at 9:20 pm

        Well, yes. His birthday is October 19 and we’re debating Scotland. I think the weather by then will be awful…won’t it?

        • Reply Lorna 6th July 2017 at 9:18 pm

          Not that awful. Winterish is colder in NY.

          • broadsideblog 6th July 2017 at 11:19 pm

            “not that awful” is not what I would call a ringing endorsement! 🙂

  • Reply photosynth35 30th June 2017 at 11:54 pm

    My MUST READ list keeps getting longer. I should probably just quit my job so I can have more time to read!

  • Reply fancypaperblog 1st July 2017 at 10:12 am

    Always looking for book recommendations. Must try these, thank you! I love a quirky character book.

    • Reply Lorna 6th July 2017 at 9:17 pm

      We seem to have traded suggestions recently. I like that!

  • Reply Ritu 1st July 2017 at 10:20 am

    I like your feature name!
    And I’ll be checking some if this books n blogs out!

    • Reply Lorna 1st July 2017 at 10:26 am

      What have you read recently?

      • Reply Ritu 1st July 2017 at 10:32 am

        Just finished The Girl On The Train. Enjoyed That!

        • Reply Lorna 1st July 2017 at 10:35 am

          Oh, yeah. There was that. I hated it less than I hated Gone Girl.

          • Ritu 1st July 2017 at 10:36 am

            Oh Lol! It’s not my usual genre but I wanted to stretch myself!

  • Reply globalhousesitterX2 1st July 2017 at 11:48 am

    Does reading blogs count as reading? Too damned tired at night to read anything else 🙂 Enjoy reading your blog Lorna!

  • Reply anhistorianabouttown 1st July 2017 at 1:21 pm

    June has been my chick lit month!! I’ve read four in a series by Meg Cabot (the Boy series) and a few others. I also read a fast YA trilogy- not typically my favourite genre but it was time travelers in London! I really hit my reading stride in the summer ?

  • Reply thebeasley 1st July 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Ooh I like this idea. 3 books, 3 blogs. I’ll look out for these future posts. Oh and that office is so beautiful. So clean & light ??????

    • Reply Lorna 6th July 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Gonna shout out your Book Club again, too!

      • Reply thebeasley 6th July 2017 at 10:02 pm

        Thank you so much xx

  • Reply Lisa Orchard 1st July 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks for the book recommendations! I’m always looking for a great read and now I have three to add to my list! 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 6th July 2017 at 9:13 pm

      And possibly more.

  • Reply Jennifer 1st July 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to what sounds like a really fun book. Midnight At The Bright Ideas Bookstore.

    • Reply Lorna 6th July 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Read that one, yes. I need more people to talk about it with!

      • Reply Jennifer 9th July 2017 at 1:44 am

        Well, I’ll go and read it so we can chat about it.

  • Reply Gary 1st July 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Nice feature; love the title too. Three Books, Three Blogs. Very good idea that. Must check those books out too although my TBR list is growing alarmingly at present!!

    • Reply Lorna 6th July 2017 at 9:12 pm

      New post like this up tomorrow!

      • Reply Gary 7th July 2017 at 4:51 pm

        That would be today then !!! 🙂

        • Reply Lorna 7th July 2017 at 7:42 pm

          Up now. 🙂

          • Gary 8th July 2017 at 11:17 am

            Then I’m off, OK 16 hours late, to have a read ?

  • Reply Traci York 1st July 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Oooo, love the sound of 3B3B! I’m currently failing at reading for the most part – I finished a friend’s autobiography a month or two ago (“So LA – A Hollywood Memoir”) and have about a bazillion in my TBR pile. Some of my top picks that I plan to dive into shortly are – the Guardian Trilogy by Shelley Wilson, The Cinder Spires series by Jim Butcher, and Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology.

  • Reply fattymccupcakes 1st July 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Totally adding your book suggestions to my Goodreads! And I’m off to check out the blogs, too! ❤️

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