A Shiny Excersion

ofbooks has been a proverbial ghost this year. I have been reading and writing, although not nearly as much as I used to.  Without the affliction of ‘I should’, my reading has become more select and enjoyable. I’m reading for pleasure rather than obligation and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve also been lucky enough to continue writing reviews for Shiny New Books, some reviews of which I wanted to share here. My Year of Rest and ………

2017; A Reading Year In Review

Another year, another year in review. Due to currently suffering from Glandular Fever (Mono)* 2017’s review comes a little later than usual. The back of my mouth is red raw, my body covered in a rash, my brain is foggy at best, and my organs are swollen and hurt, it’s a miracle I even have the energy to do this. But, as this won’t be going away for a while (thanks, Mono) and I enjoy ………

A change is as good as a rest

If I had to sum up 2017 in one sentence, ‘a change is as good as a rest’ would be it. I’ve changed more this year than I remember doing in the previous. Both personally (moving out and meeting someone) and professionally (getting a new job), the change I’ve gone through has been nothing short of restorative. The only element of my life it’s impacted negatively is my desire to write. When I started this ………

Literary Life: Summer in Review

In the absence of any desire to write any reviews, here is an (extremely sub par) haiku. I can’t write my blog but it could be worse My reading block has gone, yay Bring on the glorious, glorious cold. I don’t own a disgusting amount of jumpers for fun. Currently Reading: Devotion by Patti Smith Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Unfinished: None! I’ve Read: One of Us Is Lying – Karen McManus The Haunted Hotel ………