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Words of the Week #5

Carrie Fisher's The Princess Diarist is a memoir about the filming of Star Wars. But it's her thoughts on writing that have struck a chord with me this week.

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Book Review

Book Review: Stay With Me, by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ (2017)

Stay With Me is one of the most moving novels I’ve probably ever read, with a vibrant cast of characters that bring this Yoruba community in Nigeria to life. This is going to be a long review: I’ll do my best to avoid proper spoilers,  but some small ones may filter through. I have many thoughts!

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Born on this day: Daphne du Maurier

Born on this day, 1907: Daphne du Maurier. "But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands." Talk about a writer after a reader's heart! It's probably clear by now that du Maurier is my favourite author. There's so much I'm enthralled by in her… Continue reading Born on this day: Daphne du Maurier

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Currently Listening…

Do you listen to audiobooks?🎧 I'm currently listening to White Teeth by Zadie Smith. I loved this book when I first read it, and the audiobook is reigniting my love for it all over again! Performed by Lenny Henry, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ray Panthaki, nd Sagar Arya, the exquisite detail of Smith's novel is brought to… Continue reading Currently Listening…