Review: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

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Opening sentence: “That night, when Mrs. Chamberlain called, Emira could only piece together the words “…take Briar somewhere…” and “…pay you double.” I christened my new Kindle with this book; my last read of 2019, my first review of 2020. Such a Fun Age already has a buzz and having been unable to put it […]

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Audiobook Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Much hyped on Twitter, I’d read only positive reviews of The Silent Patient, so was looking forward to reading it. I love a great psychological thriller and have found they really work for me as audiobooks and as an audiobook, I have to say, this was great. It actually brought to mind a famous book from […]

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Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Published by Hamish Hamilton August 2018 / 336 pages Opening sentence: “Great Achilles.” The Silence of the Girls is a version of Homer’s Iliad but – here’s the twist – it’s mainly told from the point of view of one of the women, Briseis, who shines a light on the awful way women were treated […]

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What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 13th November 2019

Oh, hello November’s WWW Wednesday post! This is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. If you’re curious about what other people are reading right now too, join in! All you have to do is answer the three bookish questions below and pop your blog link on Sam’s weekly post […]

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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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Review: Boy by Roald Dahl

Opening sentence: “An autobiography is a book a person writes about his own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.” As today would have been Roald Dahl’s 103rd birthday and it is officially Roald Dahl Day, I thought I’d share my review of his charming memoir, Boy: Tales of Childhood. […]

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Review: Talent by Juliet Lapidos

Opening sentence: “We met at the supermarket.” Although I devoured Talent over a sunny weekend, I found it to be a kind of slow burner – just as my mind started to wander though, it hooked me back in. It then had a perfectly pitched ending that was just the right level of ambiguous. My […]

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