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An unsuccessful reading month (with a good ending)

To say that May has been a hectic month would be quite the understatement. Between job applications and interviews, relatives being admitted to hospital, and various other dramas, my reading has unfortunately had to take a back seat. However, I finished This Family of Things by Alison Jameson this morning. It's due for UK release… Continue reading An unsuccessful reading month (with a good ending)

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2017: Reading Again

Wow. Have not updated this for a long time. With various family issues, breaks away, and a university degree to complete, I've only read two, 'not-university' books in the last 8 months. It's been awful not being able to read, especially because every time I go into a book shop, I seem to leave with… Continue reading 2017: Reading Again

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Musings on Fiction Prizes

So, I completely missed the announcement of the shortlist for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction earlier this week (I have become a but of a hermit, trying to finish university assignments) hence why I'm only writing this now. I love when shortlists are announced, because they always provide the opportunity for some really interesting debates. Essentially,… Continue reading Musings on Fiction Prizes

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Book Review: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I love being an English Literature student for many reasons, but the main one is this: I get to read some truly fantastic literature that would not have crossed my path had I not been on this course. Americanah is the latest of these revelations. Since reading this novel, I have noticed how prominently Adichie's work… Continue reading Book Review: Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Book Review: The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier has been my favourite author since I read Rebecca 4 years ago. I think reading that novel is the way most people first encounter du Maurier's writing, and it should be. Nothing can ever prepare you for the power and magic contained in that first sentence. Since then, I've read most of her novels,… Continue reading Book Review: The Birds & Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier