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

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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Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Opening sentence: “Only dead people are allowed to have statues, but I have been given one while still alive.” I couldn’t possibly end 2019 without reference to the literary moment of the year. The publication of The Testaments in September was a once in a lifetime moment. The above picture shows the digital billboards 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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Review: Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay

Opening sentence: “My publishers remain very keen that neither they nor I go to prison as a result of my books.” For my festive read last year I went classic, reviewing Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie. For 2019 I’ve gone for something a little more contemporary, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay. […]

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My 2019 Books of the Year

Looking through this list, I can’t help but think that this is a fantastic way to end the decade! Just reading these titles and remembering the stories gives me a warm buzz and makes me wish I had time to re-read right now (I don’t, my towering TBR is testament to that!) I have gone […]

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Review: Bone China by Laura Purcell

Opening sentence: “Love is fragile, my mother once said.” Since I discovered Laura Purcell’s books earlier this year, I have become quite the fan. She has her signature tone and style locked down and if you too adore Gothic novels that are written in an engaging, clever, sophisticated way, then you’d better pick up a […]

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