Posts from ‘March, 2012’

Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg

 Longlisted for 2012 Orange Prize Five words from the blurb: islands, family, love, minister, hardship Island of Wings is set […]

The 2012 TV Book Club

The TV Book Club is now in its third year and continuing to chose a fantastic selection of books. I […]

Five Discarded Oranges

The Orange longlist was recently announced and I’m making an effort to try every book in the hope I’ll discover a […]

The Submission by Amy Waldman

 Longlisted for 2012 Orange Prize Five words from the blurb: 9/11, memorial, Muslim, conflict, tragedy The Submission is a topical […]

Is reading about an event as good as being there?

A few days ago I read a fascinating article about how reading affects the brain. Recent neurological research suggests that: The […]

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

 Winner of 2011 National Book Award Five words from the blurb: hurricane, threatening, family, pregnant, pit bull When the Orange […]