Literary Life: February in Review

I do not miss February. I would like to say I spent February devouring my to-be-read pile one book at a time, but after reading greedily in January I just didn’t have the urge. I’ve listened to audiobooks and Desert Island Discs instead (the backlist of which is currently downloading to my iPod – I’m addicted). So, hello March! Month of Daunt Books Festival (19th – 20th) and the announcement of the Baileys Women’s Prize for ………

Literary Life: January in Review

January, historically, is my most productive reading month of the year. Come the 1st of January I suddenly feel that spur to read and start the year with something meaningful. That said, I’m glad this month is over. There is something deeply depressing about January (and February, but I’ll save that moan for next month’s wrap up). However, I’m feeling positive about 2015. I think it’s going to be a great year (well, I’m thinking ………

Literary Life: November in Review

Happy thanksgiving to any American’s reading. May your Turkey be large and your complementary dishes plentiful. November has been a grand month, but I cannot deny I am rather excited for December. Along with a Christmas party, a trip to Berlin and mini outings it is going to be rather grand. I streamlined my bookshelf this month, which led to a clear out (most of which I can’t remember, so clearly this was a good ………

Literary Life: October in Review

My reading slump well and truly ended in October, hurrah! It was an unfortunately warm, though pleasantly colourful month. I cannot express quite how happy I am that the temperature dropped Monday. Getting soaked by the rain on the way to work, however, was another matter. Books Are My Bag was probably the highlight of my bookish month, and I found myself once again caught in the realms of fantasy – straight after writing a post ………