Review: Snow

Snow, by Marcus Sedgewick (Little Toller) I must come clean here at the start and declare myself a huge fan of snow. I become giddy at the thought of it, watching the forecast like a hawk, feeling genuine disappointment when the clock ticks round and no snow arrives. As I write this*, in Oxfordshire in… Continue reading Review: Snow

2018 In Books : February

Spooks and cephalopods.

“Tsundoku” (or the soul reaching towards infinity…?)

There are piles of books around our house, all the shelves are full. My husband built a new shelf six months ago and it was full within a week. Partly because I won a whole box of books from Bookshambles; which is about as far ranging a 'book discussion' podcast you could wish for and which has… Continue reading “Tsundoku” (or the soul reaching towards infinity…?)

All the Books I Read in 2016 Part 2 (July -December)

I was struck down by the lurgy just after Christmas, looking at various social media sites this seems to have been a common experience. Anyway, I lost two days to it (though by the end of the second I could just about sit up and watch 'The Lady in the Van' and feebly welcome in… Continue reading All the Books I Read in 2016 Part 2 (July -December)

All the Books I Read in 2016. Part One (January-June)

I read quite a lot and, a couple of years back, started to keep a list of books I'd read. This began, really, because I bought an e-reader for a long trip, and I realised that since the actual book wasn't on the shelf I began to lose track of what I'd read, or not… Continue reading All the Books I Read in 2016. Part One (January-June)