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
A write-up of my visit to Hay Festival 2018.
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
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…
Expectations surrounding debut writing can be tricky to negotiate, whether you read them on publication or after the success of more recent work. Here, I share some of my own thoughts on my current reading a debut work.
Earlier today, I finally had enough courage to remove the packaging from an illustrated copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that I received for Christmas. I say 'courage' because my fear of damaging this book in any way - a creased page, a greasy fingerprint, spilt food or drink - overwhelmed my anticipation… Continue reading Bookish Protectiveness
Oh Daphne du Maurier - what a writer. Where do I even start with du Maurier? Ever since my good friend recommended Rebecca to me, I have been enraptured by the exquisiteness of du Maurier’s prose, and the darkness of her stories. I love the way she pushed boundaries, experimenting with plots and themes to… Continue reading My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction