A change is as good as a rest

If I had to sum up 2017 in one sentence, ‘a change is as good as a rest’ would be it. I’ve changed more this year than I remember doing in the previous. Both personally (moving out and meeting someone) and professionally (getting a new job), the change I’ve gone through has been nothing short of restorative. The only element of my life it’s impacted negatively is my desire to write. When I started this ………

Literary Life: Summer in Review

In the absence of any desire to write any reviews, here is an (extremely sub par) haiku. I can’t write my blog but it could be worse My reading block has gone, yay Bring on the glorious, glorious cold. I don’t own a disgusting amount of jumpers for fun. Currently Reading: Devotion by Patti Smith Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Unfinished: None! I’ve Read: One of Us Is Lying – Karen McManus The Haunted Hotel ………

It’s like that (and that’s the way it is)

I’ve written before about how my taste in books have changed since I began reading obsessively. My enjoyment of the lighter side of fiction began to wane as I discovered deeper, weightier literature. Snob that I am. Yet, in the last year, I’ve seen my tastes change again. I began reading less due to starting a more stressful job, and even though I’ve since left that job and have been almost a month at my ………

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

I put off reading My Name is Lucy Barton for months, I read the synopsis and just thought, “ugh” (you’ve read this before, I know, I judge a book by its synopsis). However, I recently won £50 worth of books and it seemed like the perfect time to indulge in a something different and challenge my pessimism. Unsurprisingly (?) my prejudice was proven wrong, I loved the book, I even ordered Olive Kitteridge from Waterstones – I ………