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About fionadranesblog

40 plus mum of two married with a mad cocker spaniel. Along with two colleagues run Bright Light Marketing a rural marketing agency who specialise in getting rural businesss noticed. www.brightlightmarketing.co.uk. Live in St Boswells in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Love books, walking and living life to the full here in the Scottish Borders though its sometimes a juggle!

May and endless days of Summer reading 

I love the month of May. Unless we are unlucky it’s the first month you get properly into the garden and sunnier days. It’s when I know that I should be doing gardening but if it’s hot there is nothing … Continue reading

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2017 Sir Walter Scott Short List

When the 2017 Sir Walter Scott list was announced in the spring I noted that I already had read one of the books and had just bought another on the list. This made me decide to read all seven as … Continue reading

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April reading crime and romance

April was a busy reading month due to the Easter holidays allowing me lots of reading time. As Andy was decorating, one kid was never in and the other was studying. I should really have been spring cleaning that was … Continue reading

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Creme de la creme of a March reading month

January and February were slow reading months and I was way behind the number of books that I had read over those two months in 2016. March though took off. I find if I read less it’s a sign that … Continue reading

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February 2017 Books and finally I read Wuthering Heights

February was a slow book month in terms of quantity but very good in terms of quality.  Five books: 1. High Force by LJ Ross 4/5 2. Bone by Bone by Sanjida Kay4/5 3. Private investigations by Quentin Jardine 4/5 … Continue reading

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Another Year of Endless Books

Another year dawns and with it great uncertainties in the political and economic world both at home and abroad most notably in the USA where the Simpsons cartoon is now happening for real. It is frightening in so many ways … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Books of 2016

In no particular order other than they roughly follow the timescale of when I read them my top ten books of 2016. 1. Twice Born by Margaret Mazzantini I read this book in January. It had been sat on my … Continue reading

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