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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

Fifty Shades of Now What Now?

Don’t worry this is not a proper Just Read It review of Fifty Shades of Grey, the most talked about and fastest selling book in the UK. I just thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and add my tuppence worth, despite not having read it. I mean the novel is everywhere, in bookshop display windows, … Continue reading

E-books – my new guilty pleasure

I have just read my first e-book! The novel itself is not up for review, (its The Choice by Suzanne Woods-Fisher, in case you are interested), but the actual reading experience. You see I am a committed print lover, I love the feel of a book in my hand, whether brand new or secondhand. I … Continue reading

Books I have never read…but perhaps should

Ok confession time. I thought i’d get it over and done with now, this being a new blog and all. There are books I have not read but perhaps I should have. But in my defence, there are many books out there but very little time. My bookshelf is filled with books bought with all … Continue reading

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