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Shylock is my Name (2016) by Howard Jacobson

There has been frustratingly little reading time this last week or two and I’m trying very hard not to feel a bit down about it. It’d be horrible if reading were to become some sort of competition where I… 649 more words

Final Thoughts/reviews

Top 10 New to Me Authors

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday hosted by Broke and Bookish asks for ten authors whose work I read for the first time this year. At first I thought I would struggle to get to 10 but a quick look at my list of reviews and books read shows I had way more than 10. 344 more words

Book Reviews

“Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.” (Steven Wright)

I’m a month into my new job and the main effect it’s having is that my memory is shot to pieces. Trying to cram #allthefacts about one particular health condition into my head means all other knowledge has dribbled out of my ears. 1,218 more words


Book Blog: November 2016

I am sorry for the lateness of this November Book Blog but it has been a bit of a busy month for me. This is also reflected in the small number of books mentioned in this post. 497 more words


The Famished Road, Ben Okri

The Famished Road is fed by the dreams of literature. I devoured the world, through art, politics, literature, films and music, in order to find the elixir of its tone.

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Orphans of the Carnival, by Carol Birch

This was a story that I found fascinating and horrifying, mostly because it’s true.  

Julia Pastrana was one of the most famous “freaks” of the 19th Century, captivating and horrifying audiences across the world as the singing and dancing ape/bear woman. 194 more words


The Remains Of The Day

Wow. If ever there was a worthy Booker winner, this is it.

I loved this book. It is so simple yet multi-faceted, easy to read yet very deep. 760 more words