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Book Review – Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt

Last week in 2012 – My Year in Books I revealed my six personal favourites.  Today, for my final review of the year I’ve chosen one of the most memorable books I’ve read, Helen DeWitt’s Lightning Rods, which took an entire decade to find a publisher before being released by New Directions in the USA … Continue reading

2012 – My Year in Books

Although it’s not yet December, it’s not too early to do a round-up of my literary year.   This post centres on the books I’ve enjoyed most in 2012, which effectively means up to the end of October because I set myself the huge challenge of reading in full every pre-release title on my forthcoming Fiction Hot Picks … Continue reading

Literary Taste – Who’s to Judge?

Last week, while the Chair of the 2012 Man Booker Prize judges Peter Stothard was claiming that book bloggers are ‘harming literature’, I was busy sifting through the incredibly diverse and original ‘Best Book I’ve Read This Year’ entries in the competition to celebrate my first year doing just that. Blogging about books, that is. … Continue reading

My Poolside TBR List 2012

I’ve been amazed at the interest in my Top 10 Summer Reads 2012 – 3,000 hits and counting!   The thing is, I’ve already read them, so for my long-anticipated two weeks in the south of France, I needed to cast the net wider.  Some of the titles below will be familiar, some new, and you … Continue reading

Book Review – The Lighthouse by Alison Moore

Less than 24 hours ago, an advance copy of The Lighthouse by Alison Moore dropped onto my doormat.  I have read it.  Writing a review wasn’t on my list of things to do today, but I’m going to do it anyway.  I’m itching to discuss this book with someone and unfortunately that will have to … Continue reading

My Novel – Now out in paperback

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