I don’t want to read

No clear idea why. I feel as though I haven’t had the time when in actuality my bus rides, lunch times, occasional evenings, and weekend or two have remained free for it – I just don’t appear to be interested. (Not to mention the [potentially alarming] amount of Morse I’ve been watching.) I want to read, but I can’t concentrate. The Sellout (Beatty), Post Office (Bukowski) and A Dream of Ice (Anderson & Rovin) are just a ………

Rereading Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford – The Beginning

Long time readers are probably aware that the Parade’s End tetralogy is my favourite book series, ever. I love it more than A Song of Ice and Fire (ASoIaF) by George R.R. Martin *le gasp*. However, unlike ASoIaF, I’ve not reread it since devouring it in September 2013. Now, when I read Parade’s End it was slightly problematic, as it gave me quite a lot of anxiety (I’m looking at you Sylvia Tietjens) nevertheless, I ………

The Common Reader Effect

I turned 30 yesterday (sorry, I’m telling everyone) and it’s made me both slightly melancholic (I’m at my happiest while sad…) and introspective. Which obviously meant I began to think about how my reading has changed over the years that I’ve consumed books almost obsessively. Which lead me to The Common Reader Effect. The Common Reader Effect (I’ve no idea if this exists already, I was too lazy to Google) is the effect of vast ………

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist 2016

With the announcement of the The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 shortlist on Monday I will once again be trying to read all six books before the winner is announced in June. This will be my third year of trying to read the shortlist, I had a great time doing it in 2014, but the 2015 shortlist left me underwhelmed. I’m feeling hopefully about this year, especially from Eric’s reviews over at Lonesome Reader who has ………