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Book Hangovers

I’ve been binge-watching Jen Campbell’s amazing YouTube/BookTube videos during the last few days and I came across one about Book Hangovers. I can’t be the only one who has just discovered this term for this experience, can I? Either way, I’m glad I can finally put a ‘name’ on that feeling. A Book Hangover is… Continue reading Book Hangovers

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Book Review

Review: Vera, by Elizabeth von Arnim (1921)

I’m not going to lie. This book disappointed me, and it was a struggle to read. Part of that I think was deliberate: von Arnim uses a lot of repetition which results in a claustrophobic reading experience to mirror what the protagonist, Lucy, feels. That aspect was so effective. I also think, though, that either… Continue reading Review: Vera, by Elizabeth von Arnim (1921)

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Review: The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter (2017)

I could not put down this novel. Literally. It’s a 439 page tome and I finished it in less than 2 days. It’s exhilarating. O’Porter’s bold, unique voice has been well known for years from her journalism, and she translates this well into her first adult novel. In Tara, Cam, and Stella, O’Porter has created… Continue reading Review: The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter (2017)

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Autumn Walk with an Audiobook

I went on a long walk this afternoon and finally managed to listen to some more of The Keeper Of Lost Things. I feel so bad for not listening to it for so long - I've been too distracted, and when I've needed fresh air/exercise, I've also needed silence, just to think things through. Today,… Continue reading Autumn Walk with an Audiobook

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WWW Wednesday – 27th September

Hi guys! I’m participating in WWW Wednesday again - it's been a while since I did one of these posts, so thought it would be a good way to take stock of my reading as I try to finalise a review, and find more books through other bloggers’ posts. So, WWW Wednesday is a weekly… Continue reading WWW Wednesday – 27th September

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Review: The History of Bees, by Maja Lunde (2017)

Literary fiction is one of my favourite types of books to read. I love the experimentation with technique and interrogation of assumptions that they often produce through the plots. Having written several children’s and young adult books, The History of Bees is Maja Lunde’s first venture into adult literary fiction. This dystopian novel follows the… Continue reading Review: The History of Bees, by Maja Lunde (2017)

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Review: The Stolen Child, by Sanjida Kay (2017)

I’ve not read many thrillers: I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat with too vivid an imagination. I once let out a small scream in the middle of a café while reading Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, so you can imagine that this isn’t the genre I’m usually attracted to. However, The Stolen Child,… Continue reading Review: The Stolen Child, by Sanjida Kay (2017)