Is there any more wonderful feeling in this world than the discovery of a new-to-you book by a much-loved, possibly even favourite author? Envious Casca, by Georgette Heyer, turned out to be one such book for me. It’s been in my collection for years – every time I peered along the spines in search of… Continue reading Envious Casca
It amazes me, sometimes, that there are people out there who don’t read. For myself, I can’t remember not reading or not having my own library card – growing up without a TV in the ’90s meant that learning about the world came from the books I read and the radio I listened to (so,… Continue reading Why Do You Read?
I’ve had a funny sort of week, book-wise. Despite going to the library last weekend, and finding myself three books I haven’t read before and want to, I so far find myself struggling to read them. Not literally – I haven’t suddenly lost my sight – but I can easily throw them aside. And none… Continue reading Pied Piper
When it comes to books, I like print copies. I feel that if I’m going to pay for a book, I want to actually hold it in my hands, to smell the ink and paper, flick effortlessly through to find my favourite bits. I do though own a Kindle. I have done for a few… Continue reading War of the Worlds
I received this book in possibly one of the best ways to receive a book: Quite at random, through the post, a borrowing from a friend. Quite appropriately, too, for this book, which is written in letter-form and begins by exploring what books and reading meant for the Guernsey islanders under the German Occupation of… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. Steven Wright It’s a good feeling, placing a full stop and knowing that, yes, you have reached the end – of the draft, if not the book. Of course, it probably isn’t the end, not just yet, but for the moment, it is, and it… Continue reading The End
I’ve been in some sort of withdrawal this week – I’ve been reading War of the Worlds, by HG Wells, and I just haven’t been able to concentrate fully. I’ve heard so many good things about it, but I’m just not…feeling it. Maybe it’s better as a radio programme – I would like to hear… Continue reading Daughter of Smoke and Bones