Having recently moved house, I got really familiar with letting agent jargon in Rightmove ads. There are some common euphemisms and strange grammatical constructions (wardrobes to bedrooms, for example).
I’ve been making Booktube-y monthly reading wraps, so here are the videos for May, June and July.
I review ‘The Calculating Stars’ by Mary Robinette Kowal, a masterclass in alternative history, characterisation and compelling narrative.
I consider my journey as a recovering book snob – through phases of reading exclusively and broadly, all the way to reading goodness-knows-what and loving almost all of it.
I review the four books I finished in April, waxing lyrical about complex prose I listened to, and interesting philosophical questions about how to approach life in the not-so-distant future.
My second month’s worth of book wrap video, together with a log of the books and a link to a review I recently wrote. I’m enjoying the additional medium – can you tell?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of the stars of the contemporary African writer world, tackles a narrative of love, race and displacement across continents in Americanah (2013).
I can’t work out if this book is a symptom of my heightened interest in Victoriana or one of the causes; I review Sarah Perry’s “The Essex Serpent”.
Better late than never, here’s a (video) run-down of all the books I read in February.
I really miss our tram system: the Manchester Metrolink took us on various exciting adventures when we first arrived, and it’s been a year since I last went on a tramventure.