Landline by Rainbow Rowell & How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Landline was a disappointing reading experience. I put this down to a lack of connection with the story, and because I adore Rainbow Rowell I don’t want to write a ‘review’ pulling it apart. So, instead I bring you an extract from How to Build a Girl: ‘Play this right, and we’ll be fucking millionaires,’ our father said, in a loud whisper. We ran ………

Extract: A Study in Scarlett by Arthur Conan Doyle

“In the year 1878 I took degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course of prescribed surgeons in the army. Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as Assistant Surgeon. The regiment was stationed in India at the time, and before I could join it, the second Afghan war had broken out. On landing at Bombay, I ………

Audiobook Extract: Lost for Words by Edward St Aubyn

It’s bank holiday weekend so with Monday off work I’ve also taken time off from reviewing, luckily for us Macmillan have sent me a snippet from the Lost for Words audiobook. I read and reviewed Lost for Words by Edward St Aubyn last Monday, so this is a nice little tie in. Alex Jennings is narrating and I can’t think of a better voice for our omniscient narrator. In my mind – having never met ………

Extract: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“The problem is you think everyone is like you. You think you’re the norm but you’re not.” – Obinze, Americanah p.92 I remembered these lines throughout the novel, it speaks for the Americanah on so many occasions – it illuminates. It also goes without saying, that this is something we should all keep in mind.   It’s bank holiday Monday today. I’ve decided holiday time off work should also be time taken off from the blog, ………