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March/April Summary and Plans for May

I got my reading mojo back recently and have read a lot in the last few weeks. This is mainly because we still haven’t sold our house, so we’re in a boring limbo which involves lots of cleaning and sitting around whilst people wander around our house. Hopefully someone will buy it soon so that […]

Books in Brief: Black Milk, The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant and Stork Mountain

 Source: Personal Copy Translated from the Spanish by Kristina Cordero The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant by Pablo Tusset Five words from the blurb: obscenely, family, disappears, business, adventure I bought this book because I was intrigued by the title. It was a fast paced, mildly amusing, thriller, but unfortunately it has […]

September/October Summary and Plans for November

The summer was so busy that I didn’t read much, but things have been a lot quieter since my boys returned to school. This means I’m back to my usual level of reading and am getting through the stacks again. I’ve read a nice selection of books, but my favourite read, by a long margin, […]

Books in Brief: The Seed Collectors, Fates and Furies and Soil

 Source: Free review copy received from publisher The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas Five words from the blurb: woman, love, struggles, seeds, parents I’ve enjoyed many of Scarlett Thomas’ previous books (especially The End Of Mr. Y) so was looking forward to reading this one. Unfortunately it was a departure from her usual style and I didn’t […]

Books in Brief: I Let You Go, Unbroken, Where My Heart Used to Beat

 Source: Personal Copy I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh Five words from the blurb: tragic, accident, escape, mystery, consequences I read I Let You Go because it was chosen by my book club. It is a fast-paced thriller about a woman whose child is killed by a car. Some elements were fantastic, but I […]

July/August Summary and Plans for September

I’ve had a very busy summer, spending time with friends and family. I’ve managed to keep up the reading, but haven’t been able to keep this blog up to date. Hopefully I’ll be able to do that now things are getting back to normal. Over the summer I read two outstanding books: Shantaram by Gregory David […]