So, after my re-read of High Fidelity, I found myself in a music reading mood. Enter 31 Songs, also by Nick Hornby. 31 Songs is a series of personal essays, … Continue Reading Book Review: 31 songs by Nick Hornby
As summer draws to a close, it seems fitting that I reach the end of my American road trip posts. New Orleans has long been on my travel list. I … Continue Reading Traveller Diaries: Welcome to New Orleans
Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane. Touched down in the land of the delta blues in the middle of the pouring rain…. Actually, the following … Continue Reading Traveller Diaries: Walking in Memphis
Staying in Cherokee, the plan was to go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. The weather still wasn’t playing ball. To be fair we aren’t normally put off by the … Continue Reading Traveller Diaries: Thinking on our feet Kentucky and Nashville
(The actual driving part of our road trip) What do you do the morning after you’ve inadvertently spent hours cycling around DC lost and not got back to your hotel … Continue Reading Traveller Diaries: The Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway
There’s something fairly surreal about sitting at a roof top bar and seeing the Capitol building in one direction and planes turning into land behind the Washington monument on the … Continue Reading Traveller Diaries: Bikes and Washington DC.
From New York to Philadelphia. So, confession time, I almost, very nearly decided to strike this stop from the trip in the planning stages. It was around about the time … Continue Reading Traveller diaries: 24 hours in Philadelphia
Most people who know me, know I love to travel. I love heading to the airport with my trusty backpack, a guidebook I’ll barely look at and a rough idea … Continue Reading Traveller diaries: American road trip New York￼
Hello!!! I’m back after a month-long break. Actually, I’ve been back from my trip for just over a week, but my return home didn’t exactly go to plan, more on … Continue Reading I’m back!
I hadn’t heard much about this memoir; it kept appearing on the front of my Kindle and I was intrigued enough to buy it. I quite like going into a … Continue Reading Book Review: I’m in Seattle, where are you? by Mortada Gzar
I really don’t know where to start with this one. American Dirt tells the story of Lydia and her 8-year-old son, Luca’s, attempt to cross US-Mexico border. There will be … Continue Reading American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
After reading Educated back in January, my Kindle flagged up Unfollow as something I’d be interested in, this month I finally got around to reading it. Unfollow is Megan Phelps … Continue Reading Unfollow: A journey from hatred to hope by Megan Phelps Roper
This is one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read. On the surface, Three Women is a look at the sex and love lives of three women. It’s actually … Continue Reading Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
In 1935, in depression gripped America, the Pack Horse library programme was set up to deliver books to remote communities in the Appalachian Mountains. The American library association estimated that … Continue Reading Book Review: The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes
This book is superb. I finished it in a single Sunday afternoon sitting, it had me laughing, cringing (oh god the cringing) and examining white privilege, race, class and inequality. … Continue Reading Book Review: Such a fun age by Kiley Reid