I read what felt like a huge amount in the first part of July, and thoroughly enjoyed most of it. Here’s the breakdown.
Tag Archives: literature
May, June and July book wraps: finding my Booktuber feet
I’ve been making Booktube-y monthly reading wraps, so here are the videos for May, June and July.
Book Review: The Calculating Stars
I review ‘The Calculating Stars’ by Mary Robinette Kowal, a masterclass in alternative history, characterisation and compelling narrative.
Confessions of a recovering book snob
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.
March reading wrap: six books!
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?
Book Review: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
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”.
Book Review: Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi
Piranesi, Susanna Clarke’s long awaited second book, is a confusing but deft work of literary fiction. This review discusses some of its merits without giving the game away.
Book review: Octavia Butler’s Dawn
This book review discusses Octavia E. Butler’s novel, Dawn (book one of the Xenogenesis trilogy). The novel deals with challenges of being human/posthuman and constructions of otherness.
November Poetry – Week 1
First Today’s the day that we celebrate youThe special man who you’ve grown to beI’ve never known you to blossom like this under all the attention Maybe this weird year’s been differentAnd you’re leaning into it because of the distance that you’ve never had between you and loved ones, while celebrating,before. I hope, my loveYouContinue reading “November Poetry – Week 1”
Book review: A.A. Milne’s Four Days Later
Another week, another book review – which when I finish, I really need to keep reading so I can keep up the review pattern (currently reading a very long book, so it’s taking me quite a while). For a change, this is not a random book I scrounged off the ground following a message onContinue reading “Book review: A.A. Milne’s Four Days Later”