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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

How To Be a Woman

Despite the shouty, superlative narrative, Caitlin Moran’s ‘part memoir, part rant’ about womanhood is a very engaging and at times laugh-out-loud read. Moran’s main objective is to drive home the fact that as women, we are brilliant, a fact we shouldn’t feel the need to be apologetic for and that we should stop buying into things … 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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