Review: Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

Opening sentence: “First, you light a cigarette, the smoke curling in on itself and up towards the ceiling.” When a two hour plane journey feels like five minutes, you know you have a great read on your hands. Blood Orange kept me company to and from Venice (which is a beyond amazing place, by the […]

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Review: Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Opening sentence:“Gwenda Reed stood, shivering a little, on the quayside.” To give it its full title – Sleeping Murder: Miss Marple’s Last Case is, ironically, my first ever Miss Marple read. But why start with her final book, you ask? Well… I assure you there is method to my madness! I decided 2019 would be […]

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Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists is a slightly modified transcript of a TED talk that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave in 2013 (watch it here) and is a book I see mentioned on Bookstagram all the time. People love it; for good reason I’ve now discovered. I’ve been wanting to read this for a while as […]

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WWW Wednesday: 16th January 2019

Welcome to my January WWW Wednesday: This is a weekly meme but I’m doing it monthly, so whatever works best for you! If you’d like to join in, it’s hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words and all you have to do is answer the three questions below, then pop your blog link […]

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Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

Opening sentence: “If anyone told me I could bring down the president, and the Pure Movement, and that incompetent little shit Morgan LeBron in a week’s time, I wouldn’t believe them.” It’s been a while since I’ve had such an initial visceral reaction about a book but I actually felt angry reading this. Angry for […]

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Review: Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff

Opening sentence: “My toenail has blackened and I’ve to pull to get it off.” We are thrown straight into the action in this dystopian read: Ireland is now a barren, desolate place where any humans still alive spend their time protecting themselves against skrake – zombie-like creatures that roam the country – and trying to […]

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Maidens of Murder 2019 Agatha Christie Book Club

I’ve decided to try something new this year and am going to take part in the Maidens of Murder 2019 Agatha Christie book club. Hosted by a fab group of bookstagrammers, this is a digital book club. Every month Maidens of Murder select one of Agatha’s back-catalogue to read and at the end of the […]

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