‘Bewilderment’ is a wonderful book! It is beautifully written and made me look at the world in a completely different way. What it lacks in pace and action, it gains, in bucketloads, in tackling the ‘big’ ideas - human impact on the world, the existence of life on other planets, and probably the biggest one … Continue reading Book Review of ‘Bewilderment’ by Richard Powers
Publishing in September 2021, is 'The Magician', a new book by Colm Tóibín, author of many, many books including 'Brooklyn' and 'Nora Webster'. This is a largely fictional, yet meticulously researched, account of the life of Thomas Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning German author of 'Death in Venice' and 'The Magic Mountain'. The story begins with … Continue reading Book review of ‘The Magician’ by Colm Tóibín
A little look at what I've been reading over the last week.
I've done LOTS of reading in the last week or so. So many lovely books to share with you this week!
Considering that I’ve been enjoying the summer break from teaching for the last three weeks, I haven’t really done too much reading in July, as I’ve been trying to get some writing done. I’ve been fortunate in getting the opportunity to read some fabulous ARCs this month. ‘A Line to Kill’ is the third in … Continue reading July Reading Round-up
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re looking at books that were good enough to read in one sitting (or would have done if I’d had the time!) 1. ‘The Green Mile’ by Stephen … Continue reading TTT: Books I’ve read in One Sitting
This weekly challenge is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. All you need to do to participate is to answer these three questions: What are you currently reading?What have you recently finished reading?What will you be reading next? This post features links to the mentioned books on Amazon. If you choose … Continue reading WWW Wednesday – Wednesday, 7th July 2021
I read 9 books in June, which isn’t bad considering that I had a huge workload this month. I’ve had a break from my own writing this month, so I’ve read some middle-grade books instead: ‘The Secret Detectives’, ‘A Glasshouse of Stars’ and ‘Between Sea and Sky’. I enjoyed all of them! I’ve read a … Continue reading What I’ve been reading: June 2021
This weekly challenge is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. All you need to do to participate is to answer these three questions: What are you currently reading?What have you recently finished reading?What will you be reading next? What I’m currently reading For once, I’ve just got two books on the … Continue reading WWW Wednesday – Wednesday, 23rd June 2021
We’re back in self-isolation again, and the week has gone slowly enough, even with working from home, so I wanted to get my teeth into a decent book this weekend to while the hours away. I’d won a copy of ‘Unknown Male’ in a Twitter competition a few weeks ago, and the premise sounded great... … Continue reading Review of ‘Unknown Male’ by Nicolás Obregón