What I listened to/Read in October

 Not a lot of books this month.

I listened to Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools by Victoria Twead but I didn't like the narrator so gave it up.  I think I'll have to read the actual book and see if that helps.

If Joe and Vicky had known what relocating to a tiny mountain village in Andalucía would REALLY be like, they might have hesitated...
They have no idea of the culture shock in store. No idea they'll become reluctant chicken farmers and own the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. No idea they'll help capture a vulture or be rescued by a mule.

Will they stay, or return to the relative sanity of England?

I re-read The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society.  My mum gave me this book way back in about 2009 and I have read and re-read it over the years.  I came across it again when I was doing the loft clear out.

"I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers." January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb...

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.


  1. Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools does sound like a fun read, so I look forward to your book review for us (col). I read The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society a few years back & I remember enjoying it. There are just some books that make re-reading like a visit with old friends.

  2. i joined a book club but i have yet to listen to a book, i have been reading.i have head from others in my book club that it is important to have a good narrator!!


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