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Mid-point: 2018 reading

In today's post, I summarise my reading during the first six months of 2018 and share my top 5 books of the year so far!nths of 2018 and share my top 5 books of the year so far!

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Book Review

Review: Social Creature, by Tara Isabella Burton (2018)

In Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton invites us on a whirlwind ride through the decadent glamour of New York City’s young, elite circles. It’s a world so full of extravagance and artifice, all sense of reality slips; an experience taken further by the constant need to photograph and caption it all, to manufacture poses, scenarios… Continue reading Review: Social Creature, by Tara Isabella Burton (2018)

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A celebration of audiobooks – #LoveAudio Week

It’s #LoveAudio week! I’ve loved seeing posts across social media about all the wonderful audiobooks currently (or soon-to-be) available. This format is, I think, a very good step in the right direction for making books more accessible to audiences. For many, reading a book isn’t possible, so bringing stories to life with fantastic audio productions… Continue reading A celebration of audiobooks – #LoveAudio Week

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Hay Festival 2018 – Tales of Wonder

A summary of the marvellous 'Tales of Wonder' discussion at Hay Festival 2018. Thought-provoking explorations of the socio-political impact fairy tales can create, and the way they adapt through time and place, were among the many themes covered.

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

Who's excited for the announcement of the Women's Prize for Fiction winner this evening? The build-up to this event has been so great - I've loved hearing everyone's thoughts on the shortlist, as well as the readings and interviews from the authors themselves. It's such a fantastic celebration of reading and writing. I've only read… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018