Told from several points of view, one of them being a fig tree, this story delves into a divided postcolonial Cyprus, mapping out the beginnings and ends of conflict, from acts of […]
Six Degrees of Separation is hosted by Kate at Books are My Favourite and Best. The idea, inspired by Frigyes Karinthy’s 1929 short story, Chains, is that everyone in the world is separated from everyone else […]
Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: arguably the story that spearheaded the most recent trend of Greek myth retellings. This is the story of young prince Patroclus, who, after being disowned by […]
In the months October-December, I’m setting myself a challenge to get through as many of the recent swathe of Greek myth retellings as I can, and review them all here. The first […]
A quick intro to this readathon! I love Greek mythology. I studied Classics at university and have spent hours poring over the Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid in particular. But I’ve been really […]
WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam over on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the following three ‘W’ questions below. What are you currently reading? What did […]
This is such a modern-feeling book for one that was originally published in 1988 (though more recently re-released in 2017). It is a space opera, set in a future governed by two […]
Ever since September began I’ve been wanting to draw a pumpkin into my banner and write a cosy post to herald the start of the spooky season. This lovely tag was created […]
This is a story about death, grief, books, material possessions, mental health, mental illness, zen ideology, hoarding, clutter, consumerism, single parenthood… the list goes on and makes this story sound both expansive […]
Today’s topic is ‘Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get a Copy for My Personal Library’. My personal library is just at the moment suffering from lack of space…
This novel somehow manages to feel both huge and intimate. Its mere 255 pages span centuries. We start with Edwin – a man emigrating from England to Canada in 1912, then Mirella […]
This wrap up (and indeed my most recent reading) has been rudely delayed by an unwelcome house-guest in the form of Covid, but since he has now pretty much departed – leaving […]
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. Today’s book was a gift to me that I’m very much looking forward to reading.
This little novella completely floored me. In 114 pages of half-prose and half-poetry, it speaks from the point of view of a bereaved family – boys who lost their mother and a […]
This is one of those rare (for me) reviews splurged out immediately after reading the last line of the book, which is telling to how much I was gripped by The Dance Tree’s final chapters.
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