Or collaborate and listen, Alice is back with her brand new invention.
Spoiler alert, it’s neither new nor my invention.
I’ve been inundating you with Brighton Festival posts, and as much as I would like to fit my recaps into May, I know that reading about one topic can be tiresome. To wit, I have decided to take a late jump on to the Baileys Women’s Prize shortlist readathon wagon and tell you about my mission to read all six before the 3rd June.
I’m currently mid-way through The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (I didn’t realise until reading that she is the author of Fingersmith, a novel I loved) and at the beginnings of How To Be Both by Ali Smith. How To Be Both is taking a while to get into, as all I only had small snippets of time in which to read it, I’m looking forward to revisiting it after The Paying Guests.
I should, and planned to, have read The Bees by now as I wanted to try to partake in the Shiny New Books book club. But it’s still sat on my shelf waiting to be read, sorry book club!
And after listening to Kamila Shamsie talk about her novel, A God In Every Stone, at this year’s Brighton Festival, I can’t wait to begin it. It will be interesting to see my hometown through the eyes of an Indian soldier in the early 1900s.