*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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*69* Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

So… the piles of books waiting to be talked about is getting taller and taller, so this week I’ll go through all of them and then I’ll feel better and all caught up. It might be just one thing ticked off my HUGE list but I have to start somewhere, right? You know that feeling […]

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*64* The Western Wind

The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey Beautifully written. If you like historical novels set in Medieval times, atmospheric description, interesting characters, deep meditations on faith and the meaning of life and an intriguing story… this is for you. It was impulse buy; you know how it’s hard to resist buying the chocolate bar by the […]

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*60* The good immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla

I can honestly say that I have never read so much non fiction as I’ve done recently and it has opened a new world for me. A word of more books I want to read, which is quite depressing because … there just isn’t enough t.i.m.e., and a world of things I don’t know which […]

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*56* Vox

Imagine this: you can only speak 100 words a day. If you go over you get zapped, badly tasered by the fitbit lookalike on your wrist. If you’re woman of course. And girls are not taught to read or write anymore. You would be a tad furious, wouldn’t you? Sounds like it should be a […]

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