In Which I Read The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber and Had Some OPINIONS About It

My sister gave me this book for my birthday, so I really really wanted to like it. I'd heard a lot of good things. I wasn't sure what I'd think of it. I went in with hope. Some basic premise for those who don't know: our main character is Peter the priest, who is recruited… Continue reading In Which I Read The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber and Had Some OPINIONS About It

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2015 in review (official WordPress report!)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,000 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to… Continue reading 2015 in review (official WordPress report!)

Kind of a random blog post that’s kind of related to Christmas

Hello all, my apologies for not posting for almost a month! I have been busy at work which = super tired, plus I have been reading quite slowly recently for some reason, so I haven't had many books to review. I did finish Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood the other week, and have a brilliant… Continue reading Kind of a random blog post that’s kind of related to Christmas

2013 in Review: WordPress Report

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many… Continue reading 2013 in Review: WordPress Report

Apologies For The Delay

Hello all, Sorry for not posting for a while. Health problems have prevented me from getting on with my usual work and reading, but normal service will resume in the next couple of weeks. Until then, I would love to hear about what you've been reading! Tell me on Twitter: @LittleWordsRev As always, happy reading!… Continue reading Apologies For The Delay

Another book from the Penguin Bloggers Night – Russia, science and space! Reviewed by the lovely Hannah on Writing About Books.

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Yet another of the spoils of Penguin Book Bloggers’ Night, Konstantin is soft-spoken Welsh author Tom Bullough‘s most recent novel about the father of russian space travel, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky(see the stamp below).

Turning to this novel the moment I had finished Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, I was deeply immersed in Russia, and keen to learn more of this great country.

Even before opening this book, without having the faintest idea of what it was about, I was drawn to it’s beautiful cover, simple, white, with russian-looking details drawn in red. The opening phrases,

Kostya hurried down the bank towards the frozen Oka, fine and light in his heavy sheepskin coat as a sparrow in its winter plumage

echoed the white simplicity of the cover and drew me into an icy expanse of Russian history from the very first words. I have always been a judge-by-the-cover kind of reader…

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Not my usual literary hoohah but I have a great respect and girly love for Marilyn, mad as her life may have been. She was a mess, and she was wonderful. And damn it she was really, really beautiful.

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 Marilyn Monroe.

What a diamond. Champagne lover, literature fiend, blonde bombshell, femme fatale, one woman wonder, super star and all round beauty queen.

Here’s the best of Miss Marilyn Monroe. Those curves, that smile and some precious pearls of wisdom that should make you loud, proud and ready to shine. Life is short. Get out there and grab it.

 

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Review the Waterstones 11 for Little Words

It would be a wonderful thing to have reviews of as many of the Waterstones 11 novels on Little Words as possible. Obviously. If you would like to review any of them (listed below) please get in touch ASAP and reserve your chosen book. Thanks! Shelter - Frances Greenslade The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach… Continue reading Review the Waterstones 11 for Little Words