My 2020 Reading Goals?

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Oh, hey 2020! There is something so joyful about the repetition in this number that it’s got to be a great and prosperous year for us all, right? I’d popped this theme into my blog calendar, as I’ve always done for my first post of the year, but as I sit here to write it, […]

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My 2019 Bookish Review

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My usual monthly review has had a yearly twist for December. For my last post of the decade (feels very weird writing that…) I’d like to take a little look through my reading over the last year and see what I’ve enjoyed and discovered. I spoke about my 2019 Books of the Year over in […]

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Jolabokaflod: The Icelandic Christmas Eve Book Flood Tradition

Happy Christmas Eve! Or should I say, Happy jólabókaflóð Day! In many ways I prefer today to tomorrow, there’s a sort of anti-climatic feeling that starts to creep in on Christmas Day, the dawning reality that the weeks of anticipation and general joyful cheer are now over. So that means I always hold a special […]

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Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers

With only 6 weeks to go until Christmas, you have started thinking about gifts for your bookish pals, right? If not, don’t worry, I’m here to help! Now you could buy the book lover in your life the latest thriller or must-read biography, I mean we’re never going to be sad unwrapping a book on […]

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Does the length of a book put you off reading it?

I randomly came across this interesting little site called ReadingLength.com. It uses 300 words per minute as an average reading speed to calculate how long it will take you to read a book. This interested me as, I have to admit, sometimes if I pick up a book and it’s a hefty tome, I do […]

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My Author Birthday Sandwich

Yes, quite the intriguing blog title, isn’t it? What I actually mean by it is that my birthday (today: 14th September – Happy Birthday to me!) happens to fall right in the middle of the birthdays of two of my favourite authors. I mean, what are the chances? Let me explain… On September 13th 1916, […]

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The Importance of the Opening Sentence.

It has the power to decide if a book is read or not. By me anyway… You may have noticed that for each book I review, I record the opening sentence. When I read it back, months, even years later, sometimes the opening line is all it takes to evoke the whole feel of the […]

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