Review: The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie

‘Out flew the web and floated wide; The mirror crack’d from side to side; ‘The curse is come upon me,’ cried The Lady of Shalott.’ – Alfred Tennyson Well, it had to happen sooner or later… I’ve finally read an Agatha Christie book that I didn’t particularly enjoy. I finished this feeling underwhelmed and a […]

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Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Opening sentence: “I forget everything between footsteps.” If you’re planning on giving The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle a read – and I think you should – maybe allocate a little more time than usual. Coming in at just over 500 pages, it’s a longer novel anyway but let this picture give you an idea […]

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Monthly Review: February 2019

February may not be the longest month, but I still managed to get six reviews up, which I’m very pleased about! They were: / A Version of the Truth by BP Walter / The Corset by Laura Purcell / The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson / The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory / Cards on […]

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Review: Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

Opening sentence: “My dear M. Poirot!” Cards on the Table has an interesting line in the foreword by Agatha Christie: ‘(this) was one of Hercule Poirot’s favourite cases. His friend, Captain Hastings, however, when Poirot described it to him, considered it very dull!’ Interesting, as when I started reading I feared I was going to […]

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Monthly Wrap Up: January 2019

I know January wouldn’t rank as many people’s favourite month (it’s not mine) BUT I do like it for its power to focus my mind. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but it is nice to open that brand new diary and actively take stock; think about what I want to achieve / do […]

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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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2019 Reading Goals

Happy 2019, everyone! This time last year I set myself three reading goals for 2018: Read more classics Read more non-fiction Discover new authors Reflecting on these aims (find a little more detail about them here), I think I did hit them… mainly. I upped my non-fiction game; four of my standout books of the year […]

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