Literary Life: July in Review

Highlight of the month: I turned 30 (yup, I’m still talking about it, it’s just a bit weird). I spent the day in London and Oxford (because the TV show Lewis is one of my favourite things) and it was lovely. The Bodleian gift shop got a lot of my money. Reading wise it’s been a month of finishing off books I’d begun, graphic novels, and small reads. I didn’t invest the time into much ………

Literary Life: June in Review

What. A. Month. It started out great: bit of time off, started a great new job. Then went decidedly down hill when a considerable portion of who I will begrudgingly refer to as people voted for us to leave the EU. Some for reasons I understand, even if I don’t agree, and some because they are massive racists. Scotland, should you happen to read this, please take me, Brighton, and Northern Ireland with you when you ………

Literary Life: May in Review

May was another slow blogging month, I had zero desire to read and write, so I decided to stick with reading. I tried to read all the Bailey’s shortlist, but only managed 3/6 – I couldn’t get into either The Glorious Heresies or The Improbability of Love and I don’t want to revisit A Little Life. Ruby, The Portable Veblen & The Green Road were all brilliant, and if I were to pick a winner from the three it ………

Literary Life: April in Review

Due to a rather uneventful March I appear to have forgotten to do any sort of Literary Life for it. Time passed monotonously, with the exception of the Daunt Books Festival, so you’ve not missed out. I’ve always been a bit annoyed with April, that in between month where everything changes but nothing really happens. It’s a set up month, like June or November. Yet this April has been predominately lovely. I’ve read a lot ………