You’re so moody Jonathan Pine

I refuse to write any more reviews until I manage to finish The Night Manager by John Le Carre, it’s taking me forever to read it. I managed to read Everything I Never Told you by Celeste Ng in a matter of hours, an immersive, heartbreaking story, I’ve been reading le Carre for weeks. Am I drawn to books that are easier to read and have an instant emotional pay off? Sometimes I think I ………

If you moved country what books would you take?

My friend Claire moved to Canada recently, to live the freelancing dream in beautiful Vancouver. She sold me some of her books (for the very reasonable price of £1 each) and her mum offered to send a box or two of her books over to her. Now, I’m rather attached to the books I own. I live in a (not literal) box, so the books I end up hanging on to are special. Would they fit ………

#BBAW Day 5: How to avoid burnout

It’s the last day of Book Blogger Appreciate Week and it’s been a blast blogging and reading everyone else’s posts. This last post is on avoiding blogger burn out and keeping your writing and reading fresh and the only advice I have on that is to take a break. Whenever I feel like I am doing something for the sake of it I stop and regroup. Sometimes I feel like I’m only reading to review and ………

#BBAW Day 3: What have you read & loved because of a fellow blogger?

I may be prone to exaggeration, but I’m certain that I would never have read I Capture the Castle if it weren’t for Charlie. I’ve never felt more aligned to a protagonist than I do Cassandra, even now at 29. I gravitate to naïve leads, as often they embody my experiences. Yet, Cassandra represented more feeling and more shared desire than I thought possible. “I Capture the Castle, for me, was a journey of love ………