I didn’t like it. I didn’t absolutely hate it, I finished it after all. I didn’t feel strongly about it at all, that’s probably the worst reaction to have towards … Continue Reading One day I shall astonish the world by Nina Stibbe | book review
The next time someone asks me why I read so much, I swear to God I’m going to hit them in the face with this book and then stand over … Continue Reading Book Review: The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
I thought One Minute Later by Susan Lewis was going to be a thriller. I’ve seen it described as an emotionally gripping thriller. I don’t think I’d use the word … Continue Reading Book Review: One Minute Later by Susan Lewis
I’ve noticed a common theme in quite few of the books I’ve read this year, loads of them have left me hanging. In most cases, the endings have still been … Continue Reading Talking books: Cliffhangers…..
This is my first venture into Esther Freud’s work and, while melancholic, I couldn’t love you more is beautiful and incredibly moving. It’s the story of three generations of women, … Continue Reading Book Review: I couldn’t love you more by Esther Freud
I have mixed views on The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab. The concept and story is so intriguing, yet I wasn’t entirely sold on it. As always … Continue Reading Book Review: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
A few years ago, I read the Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, the story of Lale a Slovakian Jew in Auschwitz forced to permanently mark his fellow prisoners. During … Continue Reading Book Review: Three Sisters by Heather Morris
Where are you indeed? Okay, I fully got swept up in Normal People – the book and tv series….I did not get swept up in Sally Rooney’s new novel, Beautiful … Continue Reading Book Review: Beautiful world where are you by Sally Rooney
I started thinking about this post months ago. My friend Sinead and I – another prolific reader – were enjoying a sunny afternoon in the garden with a few drinks. … Continue Reading Talking books: When the film is better than the book…..
During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby … Continue Reading Book Review: Life after life by Kate Atkinson
Happy Friday, firstly, yes, I’ve had an unexpected hiatus. I haven’t posted in two weeks. In truth, I’ve struggled to find the time. My God, I had forgotten how busy … Continue Reading Talking books…mid year review
In July 2017, after two eight-hour flights, I stepped into the arrivals hall of Entebbe airport to a sea off chaos. It’d be a further two hours – thanks to … Continue Reading Book Review: We are all birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan
Hands up, I’d never at any point given a second thought to what an anti-social behaviour officer is or what they do. “Has your life become unbearable because the person … Continue Reading Anti-social: The secret diary of an anti-social behaviour officer by Nick Pettigrew
Reading Leave the World Behind, I was reminded of the world’s shortest story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” It’s a six-word story that tells you everything you need to … Continue Reading Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
I finished this beautiful book in two sittings and it will stay with me for a long time. Word of warning if you’re going to pick up A Life Without … Continue Reading A Life Without Water by Marci Bolden
Technically James O’Brien is a colleague, I mean we’ve never met, and we work in broadcast centres 200 miles apart but still, there’s every chance I could end doing a … Continue Reading How not to be wrong: The art of changing your mind by James O’Brien