Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Bought Because…

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 Bought Because…

30 Day Book Challenge: Day Eight!

So, week two and day eight roll around and we're still going... And the challenge today is to name  A series everyone should read. Now I struggle with this concept. Why should everyone read the same thing? Why would one series - which is a massive investment of time - be something everyone should read? Why should anyone read… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge: Day Eight!

Reading Update: 14th October

Oh the books. The piles of books. The new books coming out. The unread books still waiting. So, this week I have found myself with four books on the go, simultaneously: waking and alert, I'm continuing Daisy Johnson's Everything Under and as I drive I'm listening to Esi Edugyan's Washington Black from the Man Booker Shortlist; and… Continue reading Reading Update: 14th October

Weekly Reading Round-Up: 28th September

A new start to the school year, and a new stage of life as my little one heads into school - real school, Reception Year, for the first time. I had no idea how tough that would be for her - or for me. And, one week, she was poorly on top of everything else;… Continue reading Weekly Reading Round-Up: 28th September

The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner

I am not a fan of prison drama. Orange Is The New Black? No thank you. Shawshank Redemption? I just don't like the prison setting. It may have something to do with an innate suspicion of large numbers of people being together; it may have something to do with having been a criminal barrister and… Continue reading The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner

Weekly Round-Up: 26th August 2018

Ah the Summer Holidays. Every year I begin it with ambitious plans to catch up on the blog, the housework, the gardening, my TBR list - pile - mountain, planning for next year.... Every year, those six weeks stretch out with the promise of that most elusive thing: time, opportunity, leisure. And every year, it… Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: 26th August 2018