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the mountain story

I first put The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens on my TBR a few years ago, after it came out… I think I entered a Goodreads giveaway for it? 391 more words


AWP 2018, some hot reads

One of the abiding pleasures of AWP is finding work you wouldn’t have touched otherwise.

Seriously, no algorithm can replicate the serendipitous clash between you and some small press you didn’t know you’d love. 560 more words


The Idiot ~ #JNGReads

The Idiot by Elif Batuman is a book I can say I REALLY liked, without hesitation. Although I expected to LOVE it when I began (and probably give it a 5-star rating), the narration and plot started to drag a little for me toward the halfway point…however, I still thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel and found many moments to be laugh out loud funny and highly entertaining. 1,205 more words


Stay with me, by Ayòbámi Adébáyò

2018 is my Nigerian authors year! I now the literary scene is vibrant there and as I have ties with the country, I wanted to discover  more about its literature (both contemporary and less recent) .  1,045 more words


#BlogTour: The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater @Carol4OliveFarm @PenguinUKBooks

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Lost Girl the new novel from author Carol Drinkwater. My thanks to Sam Deacon for inviting me to join the tour and to Penguin for providing an advance copy of the book for review. 1,050 more words

Blog Tour

Bleeding Edge: The Internet Age, History, Tragedy, and Social Criticism

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

Published 9/17/13 by Penguin Press

477 Pages

William Lennon

When I bring up the term “historical novel,” what comes to mind might be a poorly written Dan Brown novel, or… 2,207 more words