The weather is cooling, I am back in jumpers and aside from a rather hideous cold, all is well in the world.

My reading slump may finally be over, hurrah!

And in other news: I’ve been over the web a bit this month, contributing at Don’t Read Too Fast’s ‘Why Read‘ series and displaying my bookshelf at Savidge Reads.

Currently Reading:

Small Island by Andrea Levy
Us by David Nicholls


Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
Angel by Elizabeth Taylor
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor (turns out Taylor just isn’t for me)


  1. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  2. The Vet’s Daughter by Barbara Comyns
  3. Sisters by a River by Barbara Comyns
  4. More Fool Me by Stephen Fry
  5. Blue Nights by Joan Didion
  6. Park Notes by Sarah Pickstone


Poetry Discovered:

Sailing to Byzantium by W. B. Yeats
I Live I Die I Burn I Drown by Louise Labe
Fill For Me A Brimming Bowl by John Keats


In other news:

The Cheltenham Literature Festival begins tomorrow and ends on the 12th.

How was your September?


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RT @nomoreparades: Literary Life: September in Review #ofBooks


I’m getting The Bone Clocks for my birthday next month (so I don’t break my no book buying ban and am really looking forward to it, Did you enjoy it?


I’ll be interested to hear how you like Small Island. It’s been on my list a long time.

Mitchii G. @ The Aeropapers

Glad your reading slump is over. Apparently mine is still here. As for my September, it just flew by. Time flies so fast!


That is awesome news that the reading slump is over and that you have also been sharing your good self on other websites. I think that is really cool. :) <3

Andrew Blackman

Sounds like a good September, Alice! Was interesting to read your interview and your ‘Why Read?’ post too. I’m impressed by the bend in those bookshelves!

Jenny @ Reading the End

Aw, poor you with a cold! Feel better! Our weather is finally beginning to change down here, which is lovely. It’s 75 and sunny right now, and I don’t want to go inside ever.