Reading Diary: February – May 2022

It has been a while since I posted here, or was able to write anything. I was ill on and off from December through to the start of April, but finally managed to get myself sorted out with a visit to the doctor and a sort-of diagnosis in the form of the fact that my… Continue reading Reading Diary: February – May 2022

Reading Diary: January 2022

Recently I’ve been exploring the role and function of book blogging and how I want to fit into it. For a while I’ve just reviewed each book I read individually, and I think for me that format was getting a little stale, and I wasn’t sure how appealing it actually was to readers - especially… Continue reading Reading Diary: January 2022

Five books that changed the way I read

Some books you read, and then you just sort of forget; they don't make any difference in your life. Some you think about for a while after, but then they fade from your memory and you move on to the next thing. But there are some books that just get their hooks into you and… Continue reading Five books that changed the way I read

Yearbook (2021) by Seth Rogen

I read Yearbook way back in May, but because of life I am only now getting around to writing about it. I also read it in about two days - partly because it’s so short and partly because it was so engaging - so it was one of those reading experiences that just sort of… Continue reading Yearbook (2021) by Seth Rogen

East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Phillippe Sands (2016)

image: This is a book about many things. Ostensibly you could say that East West Street is about a lawyer and historian, Phillippe Sands, exploring the lives of his maternal grandparents (and his mother) before and during the Second World War. It starts as that, catalysed by Sands being invited to give a lecture… Continue reading East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Phillippe Sands (2016)

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron (2006)

I honestly don't know why it's taken me so long to read any of Nora Ephron's books. I adore her movies, particularly When Harry Met Sally, and I'd always heard her books were just as good. Perhaps I was afraid they wouldn't be and my reverence of her script writing would be ruined. But then… Continue reading I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron (2006)

Stet: An Editor’s Life by Diana Athill (2000)

For whatever reason this book had been sitting on my shelves since at least January, as I received it as a Christmas/birthday present (they are only ten days apart so I forget which this was for), but luckily I had a book audit a few weeks ago and came upon it again. I had started… Continue reading Stet: An Editor’s Life by Diana Athill (2000)

Baby and Birth Books – My Reading So Far

I am now 34 weeks pregnant and while talking to friends and relatives with children about pregnancy and birth has been great, along with information from the midwife and the NCT course we just did, I have also been doing a bit of reading about all this as well - of course! I’ve got a… Continue reading Baby and Birth Books – My Reading So Far

Catching up on reviews…

I don't often do multiple reviews in one post, but, as I mentioned here, I am a bit behind with reviews, including a couple of books I read several months ago, so this time around it's easier to put a few together in one post. Let me know what you think! Little by Edward Carey… Continue reading Catching up on reviews…

An update – May 2019

Hello dear readers! As I mentioned in my first post of the year, I'm pregnant and this is taking up pretty much all of my time and energy at the moment, so I've haven't posted since March... but I am going on maternity leave at the end of May so I will have some time… Continue reading An update – May 2019