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Five Five Stars

I thought, today, I might share five covers from five books I either love or have, in the past, rated five stars when reviewing them. They appear here in no particular order. 506 more words

Original Words

The Children's Book, A.S. Byatt

Finally. Finished. I was worried about this book from the start as it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and I quite regularly don’t enjoy Booker Prize winners.   1,255 more words

Book Review

This past week I have had the very great pleasure of reading Jhumpa Lahiri for the first time, via Unaccustomed Earth. The collection’s titular entry is basically perfect: I haven’t been so transported by a short story in a long time, possibly not since Greg Egan’s ‘Reasons to Be Cheerful’ blew my fifteen-year-old mind, or since A.S. 374 more words


Podcast: A.S. Byatt discusses the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm

Novelists A. S. Byatt and Lawrence Norfolk venture together into Germany’s dark woods to discover witches, goblins, lost children and treasure.

Critical Thoughts

- Chocolat, The Possession -

While I was in the bookshop – there were two books I would love to read/see film adaption on, first was Joanne Harris’s “Chocolat”. It seemed a lovely story as it involved chocolate, however the movie was so well-known and thanks to Johnny Depp it was easy to find. 102 more words

Books & Songs

The Children's Book

There are many reasons why it took me such an age to finish A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book. The baby, the house move, the bits of work I’ve got on the go (incidentally… 1,097 more words


#4 In 2014: Harry Potter Readers Are Stupid

* 101 Books is out of office this week. But all week I am featuring the top 5 most popular NEW posts (by traffic) in 2014. 545 more words