#Woolfalong: Complete Shorter Fiction, briefly begun

I’m joining in HeavenAli’s #Woolfalong read for May/June, the shorter fiction leg: Phase 3 – May/June – shorter fiction – any collection of short stories. This list of possibles from Wikipedia: • Kew Gardens (1919) • Monday or Tuesday (1921) • A Haunted House and Other Short Stories (1944) • Mrs Dalloway’s Party (1973) •… Read More #Woolfalong: Complete Shorter Fiction, briefly begun

Reading Dark Quartet: The Story of the Brontes by Lynne Reid Banks

It seems this novelization has lots more hard information than I’d given it credit for. At the very least, it’s giving me lots of bits about the Brontës I’d forgotten about. For instance: Branwell’s temper tantrums – I give Patrick much credit for dealing with his son’s often explosive behavior. When things didn’t go his… Read More Reading Dark Quartet: The Story of the Brontes by Lynne Reid Banks

Baileys Prize shortlist 2016: why ‘A Little Life’ should win, and why it probably won’t

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ “He had looked at Jude, then, and had felt that same sensation he sometimes did when he thought, really thought of Jude and what his life had been: a sadness, he might have called it, but it wasn’t a pitying sadness; it was a larger sadness, one that seemed to encompass all the poor… Read More Baileys Prize shortlist 2016: why ‘A Little Life’ should win, and why it probably won’t