No Milk Today [when subjects get literal]

My love has hasn’t gone away. The bottle stands forlorn, a symbol of my new-found lactose intolerance.* I really miss cheese. It’s review Monday, but Christmas madness has over taken me so I’ve no review for you – other than reading Quidditch Through the Ages & Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them made me cry because I miss cheese and not because of any sort of sentimentality lurking inside my cold, disinterested carcass. So, in ………

Extra Shiny

The winter 2015 Extra Shiny issue of Shiny New Books came out last week, and it looks great! I wrote a review of The Japanese Love by Isabel Allende, and here are a few of the other bits I enjoyed: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith A Lion Was Learning To Ski By Ranjit Bolt The Z Murders By J. Jefferson Farjeon Shiny Book Club – Lila By Marilynne Robinson The Shiny Poetry Competition Enjoy!

Literary Life: November in Review

December, the month of food and festiveness (and shininess – possibly the most important part). While I don’t miss November, I don’t really remember experiencing it either. So although I know I should be skipping the Christmas dance now, I feel a little out of kilter. I want to curl up with a book, but alas, I won’t be able to do that properly till Christmas. Instead, I’ll cheer myself up by buying a Christmas ………

My Favourite Books From: Pushkin Press

I don’t usually pay attention to what publishing house publishes what. (Because lazy.) However, a lot of interesting new fiction reaches me via blogs and yearly awards, so I want to make an attempt to: a) find out what else is out from the people who publish some of my favourite books and b) be more aware. Thus in the spirit of this exploration I thought I would share some of my favourite books from ………