Pondathon fun and a personal update



The current Pondathon side quest is to write a Haiku or short poem about your favourite book, so I’ve got that coming up for you, but first I just wanted to update you a little bit on what’s been going on with me.

You may or may not have already gathered that I suffer from a chronic illness (ME/CFS).  In conjunction with this, over recent years I have been bombarded by a series of increasingly severe infections (often multiple infections simultaneously).  These have led to hospitalisation for a number of days in both May 2019 and Jan/Feb of this year, and naturally this has also led to me falling behind on my planned review schedule.

I started this blog to share my love of books, and have been so fortunate to make links with so many wonderful authors, bloggers, publishers and agents, so my TBR pile is always growing and being able to share my thoughts on the gems I uncover from it is one of the things that keeps me going when my health is poor.

So I just wanted to thank everyone for their patience with me, and reassure everyone that if I accepted your book for review then IT WILL BE REVIEWED.  100%.  No exceptions!

I am behind, and am slowly working my way through the backlog (and have been for nearly a year now) but I am determined to catch up and have full confidence that my booklove will continue to carry me through this.


And with that, on to a cheerier subject!




The latest Pondathon side quest requires me to share a Haiku or three-line poem about my favourite book.  I have so very many favourite books that I literally wrote out a list and stuck a pin in it, and am proud to present my resultant effort in celebration of Deeplight by Frances Hardinge!


Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

Underwater gods
Pirates, priests and lie-led Hark
Who are the monsters?

– Steph Warren (Bookshine and Readbows)


You can buy the book on Amazon here and join the Pondathon here!  Happy Reading!


Pondathon character card Bookshine

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