BOOKISH FINDS:

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DSC_0943I’ve been trying not to buy books and failing miserably recently. I’m only in London for a few months, so accumulating a book fortress is going to make for interesting moving, but it doesn’t count if you get given books. And I was given books. So it doesn’t count.

They’ve all got great covers. Continue reading “BOOKISH FINDS:”

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WWW Wednesday- 22nd November 2017

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WWW is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their reads by answering three questions:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Hello, hello. I’m back again to do another WWW Wednesday post. Hurray. I’m also graduating tomorrow. So I will officially be a Master of Art, which sounds way cooler than it probably is. I feel like I should be able to do some cool magical trick, or be an expert. I’m not, but if I was, I promise I would use my power for good. Like correcting all the signs with errant apostrophes.

So reading! I’ve been doing a lot of manuscript reading because of my internship, so I haven’t always had much time to read for my own pleasure. And then I did the other day and it was another manuscript, which doesn’t really help matters.  Continue reading “WWW Wednesday- 22nd November 2017”

REVIEW: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

EtheringtonHeaders-ReviewsDSC_0936Grief is unquantifiable. It can’t be measured or compared. It isn’t one thing or another. It doesn’t affect everybody the same. Grief can bring people together or rip them apart. I’ve been brought closer to someone through loss and had that same person push me away. It happens, it hurts. It’s something we all feel at some point, and yet we don’t really, because grief is personal and raw. There aren’t a set list of symptoms. There’s no fixed timeline or set route through. Continue reading “REVIEW: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald”

BOOKISH FINDS: Camden

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Camden Town is a great place to visit. It’s vibrant and busy and packed full of interesting cuisines and shops, and vintage clothes. It has everything you could want, including a Waterstones. I’ve been in a few times, just to admire the books. In the fiction section downstairs you can heard the distant rumble of the Tubes racing by, and it’s a quiet refuge from the bustle if you’re not a huge fan of crowds. I went in last week to buy my soon to be brother-in-law David Rodigan’s autobiography for his birthday, because I’m one of those pushy bookworms that tries to sneak literature into most celebrations, and I couldn’t help buying something for myself as well. Continue reading “BOOKISH FINDS: Camden”

Top Ten Tuesday- 14th November 2017

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a different topic that one of their bloggers answers, and they invite others to join in, by posting their answers as a comment of by creating their own blog post.

This week’s topic is all about the books you want your future children to read. Or nieces and nephews. I keep choosing the same handful of books each week, which is great because they are soooo good, but I want to try and find a couple more this week! I thought I’d change it up a little bit and do books I wish I’d read as a teenager (and still haven’t). Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday- 14th November 2017”

REVIEW: Elijah’s Mermaid by Essie Fox

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DSC_0937Set in the underworld of Victorian London, Elijah’s Mermaid pulls you into the darker side of society. The places nobody dares to go, or keep to themselves if they do. It’s a world that is ruled by fear and shame, secrets are as common as air. Women have little power and almost no control over their fate; they are passed around, shove aside, locked away. Yet despite the darkness, an unlikely relationship flourishes. Continue reading “REVIEW: Elijah’s Mermaid by Essie Fox”

DOWN THE TBR HOLE #12

EtheringtonHeaders-Down the TBRIt’s been nearly a month since my last Goodreads clear. So I probably should dust off the shelves and see which books need to go! And which ones need to be bumped up the list!

Lia at Lost In A Story started this weekly post to trim down the Goodreads to-read list.

The rules are simple:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading “DOWN THE TBR HOLE #12”