Top Ten Tuesday: Animals from Books

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Previous Top Ten Tuesday Topics March 16: Books On My Spring TBRMarch… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Animals from Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. PREVIOUS TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS: April 7: Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…April 14: Books I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines

And the Ocean Was Our Sky, Patrick Ness

Opening with that echo of the famous first line of Moby-Dick, Bathsheba is telling her tale as a cautionary warning, a plea, a prophecy. A cautionary tale which, for all the fantastical elements, sounds terribly relevant to and important for the world we are living in.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. PREVIOUS TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS: March 3: Books With Single-Word Titles (submitted by Kitty… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Enjoyed but Rarely Talk About

The Scar, China Miéville

Miéville is one of my favourite authors: acutely political, wildly imaginative and linguistically sparkling. I discovered him through Perdido Street Station and adored the sprawling city of New Crobuzon: mercantile, rapacious, brutal but utterly compelling. It is a city populated by renegade scientists, scarab-headed khepri, eagle faced garuda, the amphibian vodyanoi, the cactacae and brutally… Continue reading The Scar, China Miéville

On the waiting list

I am conscious that I haven't managed to post on here for a while... Primarily because I've not managed to finish a book for a while. Now, there are a number of possible reasons for this... 1. I am just very very lazy... 2. I have been doing a lot of work for, well, work...… Continue reading On the waiting list