Poetry

The Swing By Robert Louis Stevenson Poem

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside–

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown–
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!…

Poetry

Surprised by Joy BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind
I turned to share the transport—Oh! with whom
But Thee, long buried in the silent Tomb,
That spot which no vicissitude can find?
Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind—
But how could I forget thee?—Through

Book Reviews

Sadie – Courtney Summers

In our last episode, I introduced you to the two girls at the center of this podcast, Mattie Southern and Sadie Hunter. Mattie was murdered, her body left just outside her hometown of Cold Creek, Colorado. Sadie is missing, her car found, abandoned, thousands of miles away, with all her personal belongings still inside it.

Book Reviews

The Making of Us – Lisa Jewell

This is the story of three half siblings, Lydia, Dean and Robyn , all coming from the same sperm donor, all born at different times to different parents and different environments.  And they are all facing difficult changes. Lydia is still wearing the scars from her traumatic childhood and although she is wealthy and successful – a self-made millionaire, her life is lonely and disjointed.…

Book Reviews

The Silent Ones by Ali Knight Book Review

I picked this book up in the 3 for £5 offer at my local bookshop and I’ve finally had time to read it. Unfortunately, I know why it was in the discount isle… The writing, while not particularly bad, is used to describe what could have been an amazing story but instead pencils in 80% boredom, 10% confusion and 10% plot.…