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Mostly Lit podcast

Asides from collecting books to my ever growing To Read pile, my other obsession is listening to podcasts.This started during a low period in my life when I didn’t have much energy to read anything (much less blog about it) but still wanted to receive something interesting into my spirit and so my love affair … Continue reading

Too busy to read

I’ve had a busy few months of late; moving house and settling into said new, house, a process which has taken a lot longer than I anticipated. Between working full-time and making what seems like endless trips to IKEA and then returning home to build the flat packed treasure, I’ve barely had time to read … Continue reading

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe dies

Like many I am terribly saddened to hear about death of Chinua Achebe following a brief illness. One of Africa’s greatest writers, Achebe changed the perception and course of African literature with his first novel Things Fall Apart, published in 1958. Things Fall Apart told the story of Okonkwo, an Igbo warrior and his struggle to adapt to … Continue reading

All I want for Christmas…

…is some quiet time to read my ever growing pile of must-reads! Sound familiar? I don’t know about you but I have been crazy busy of late and with Christmas just around the corner I am looking forward to some much needed downtime where I ensconce myself in the sofa with a glass of red … Continue reading

‘Not everyone’s opinion is worth the same’

Peter Stothard, one of the panel of judges for the Man Booker prize made this comment a few weeks ago, whilst lamenting the ‘diminished critical standards of the literary blogosphere’. In an interview with The Independent, he said “There is a widespread sense in the UK, as well as America, that traditional, confident criticism, based on argument … Continue reading

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