*85* Grief is the thing with feathers

Grief is the thing with feathers by Max Porter. Every once in a while you stumble upon a book that totally surprises you. A book that is not what you expected but it’s so beautiful and so memorable and remarkable and ‘dazzling’ as a someone said that you know you will never forget it. It’s […]

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*83* 49 years of books

Believe it or not, my old quest of ’48 years of books’ is still going on; I had to put it on the back burner because of all the other college reading I had to do, but I’m determined to finish it before I turn 50 even though it’s now… ‘the 49 years of books […]

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*82* It’s not about the Burka

It’s not about the burka, edited by Mariam Khan. The last of the non-fiction read for a while. I bought this on a whim, intrigued by the title, and frankly pushed by the fact that my ignorance when it come to Muslim and especially Muslim women is pretty deep. AND, I repeat, it’s not good […]

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*80* Hay Festival

What a gorgeous day I had today! Met my friend Claire for our annual Hay Festival day and I must say … glorious. It didn’t rain for the second year running – bonus – and we chose three very different but amazing talks to go to. Event no 1 – Markus Zusack, author of the […]

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*79* Saffron and Lemon Chicken… and Jane Eyre…

I’ve been in a mega rut regarding food. Bored of cooking doesn’t even begin to describe it… mainly because whatever I cook I always get a comment or two, or three: I don’t like this, I prefer it the other way, why did you cook this, too cooked, too uncooked, I don’t like spicy, not […]

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*78* Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman I had to break the series of ‘non-fiction’ books with something because my brain was slightly fried, and I seemed to have been the only person in the country that hadn’t read this novel last year… so here we go. First of all I have to say […]

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* 75* White Teeth

Ok, back on the great book catch up, only four more to go, then we can start chatting breeze again. AND I’m on my last assignment for college so I will soon be able to read for pleasure and hopefully I’ll have time to ‘make’ things again. All in good time. White Teeth, by Zadie […]

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*72* Lucy

Ok, one more then we rest for a day or so… Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid. This was part of my college reading list, but don’t let this scare you, it’s really rather good and not hard to read. Lucy leaves her family and her home in Antigua to work as a nanny for a wealthy […]

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*71* Brit(ish)

Day three of the bookathon… (only another 5 to go, but if you behave I’ll give you a break soon. Brit(ish), by Afua Hirsch In Britain, we are taught not to see race. We are told that race does not matter. We have convinced ourselves that if we can contort ourselves into a form of […]

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*70* Bookclub (4)

Another day another book… The lonely life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen I’m really in two minds about this book. The good part: it talks about bullying in an unflinching, painful (I almost wanted to skim reads some pages… I might have done… shhh), raw way. The consequences of bullying, the thinking of the […]

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