Literary Life: February & March in Review

I’ve taken a break from blogging, that I’ve broken due to a delightfully rejuvenating week off, and will probably reinstate until I’ve moved at the end of April. It was becoming something I felt I had to do, rather than something I was enjoying. I’m hoping once I’m settled in my new place I’ll be able to get back into the groove. February and March were full of dinners and brunches, but not much in ………

My Favourite Podcasts [culture, clothes, politics, music & murder]

I fall in and out of podcast binges, being away from the gym for a few months I’m not as up to date as I once was. They, like reading, hold my attention in a way images don’t (colour, lights, movement, distraction) I think my head prefers to dictate what things look like rather than a screen making it easy. The following podcasts are my favourites, the ones that don’t drop off the list but ………

Literary Life: January in Review

Since my book-binge, at the end of December, I’ve found a desire to read return or at least balance with the need to switch off my mind. I’ve finished the last of Sarah Moss’ fiction I had left to read (and now I’m mildly bereft) and the Emily Next series by L. M. Montgomery (which I adored). I got two extra ear piercings in my left ear lobe, bring the count to 8 ear piercings now. ………

2016; A Reading Year In Review

HAPPY NEW YEAR! And welcome to my 6th year of blogging. 2016 had a bit of a hit in terms of blogging and reading volume, but I’m hoping to rectify this in 2017. Nevertheless, I’ve encountered some brilliant books. 2016 80 books read, 26 less than in 2015. 34 5* books. 2 more than 2015. I’m always surprised when this number increases, but perhaps I am better at selecting books that challenge and entertain me. ………