Literary Life: October in Review

October was the worst reading month I’ve had in a long while, it’s been a mix of a lack of a desire to read, and being too busy or tired. I’m really looking forward to Christmas when I have some time off, I’m going to read everything. The bookish highlight of my month was Bookshop Day, where I bought The Bloody Project and White Teeth, two brilliant novels. I also had a rather fun BYOC ………

Shiny New Books Are My Bag

Issue 12 of Shiny New Books was released last week, full of the usual delights. I reviewed About My Mother By Tahar Ben Jelloun, and here are some of the reviews I enjoyed: Eileen By Ottessa Moshfegh Do Not Say We Have Nothing By Madeleine Thien Purple Hibiscus By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie The Railway Children By Edith Nesbit I also had no idea it was Bookshop Day last Saturday, that is until I saw the ………

Literary Life: September in Review

I’m wearing a jumper, I’ve switched to a winter quilt, and I’m considering a fringe – it must be autumn. September was a quiet month and rather depressingly I’m having to check Instagram to see if I’ve done anything. Who needs a memory when you’ve got social media….. I went to the Brighton Toy Museum, which is adorable if a little train heavy (luckily, I love a train). My friend Agnes and I (almost) aced ………

Literary Life: August in Review

If you’ve not read or seen The Cursed Child do no go beyond the list of what I’ve read below, as there be spoilers. August has been a lovely month, full of mini golf and dressing up as Sherlock for a Sherlock tour around central London. The British Museum is an oven in summer, however, there is a rather marvellous room full of books that was air conditioned. I am not sure I have ever ………