August Book Reviews

August Book Reviews

In late 2018, my to be read list was more like a ‘never-going-to-read’ library.  Jane Austen littered my windowsills, Zadie Smith lined by cupboards, Oscar Wilde sprawled over my kitchen and you do not even want to know who was hiding under my bed.  I loved nothing more than receiving novels in the post, picking [...]

November Book Reviews

November Book Reviews

Despite the business of November (essay writing, running pancakes up and down restaurants, jetting off home for my birthday and travelling to Durham to spend time at my boyfriends') I managed to find a good portion of time to devour some paperbacks, an audiobook, a couple plays and a poem of epic proportions. This month, [...]

New Reads #3

New Reads #3

September 2018's New On The Shelf list.  Featuring a couple of offerings to quench my current Terry Pratchett obsession, the next instalments in the His Dark Materials trilogy and a classic Agatha Christie novel, where the legendary fictional detective,  Hercule Poirot. The Light Fantastic & Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett  After re-discovering my adoration for [...]

Review: The Book Of Dust Volume I: La Belle Sauvage By Philip Pullman

Review: The Book Of Dust Volume I: La Belle Sauvage By Philip Pullman

At the beginning of July 2018, my book count sits at a lovely little 33, with 34 coming along nicely too.  This year, I have challenged myself to read 60 books, document my findings (hence the birth of #cigsoundsbookclub) and fall in love with reading again. So far, 2018 has seen some stunning reads, including [...]