Starting out 2018 with fantastic reads, coming into my year of Muriel Spark with gusto. Having finished her first novel, The Comforters, I see great joy lies ahead – not that I doubted that one second. Muriel Spark was brilliant. I don’t just say that because she was Scottish, native to my beloved Edinburgh.… Read More The Comforters by Muriel Spark
“A philosophical question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? And if a woman who’s wholly alone occasionally talks to a pot plant, is she certifiable? I think that it is perfectly normal to talk to oneself occasionally. It’s not as though… Read More What I’m reading, what I’m writing
I would have sworn I'd finish no more books by the end of the year but it just goes to show when you make such a pronouncement you're nearly always wrong. The virus that's knocked me flat over the past few days made it impossible to stay awake the first two but yesterday, lo and… Read More Review: Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine
Suzanne! Shari! Rachael! Turns out all three of you have won a hardback copy of Ali Smith's 'There But for The'! I opened another package from Random House that was sitting on my office at work. I'll let you guess what it contained. Yet. Another. Hardback. Copy. I've gotten multiple free review… Read More There But for The by Ali Smith – everyone’s a winner!!
"This startling lark from Smith (The Accidental) is so much more than the sum of its parts. Both breezy and devastating, the novel radiates from its whimsical center: Miles Garth, a dinner party guest, decides to leave the world behind and lock himself in his hostess’s spare room, refusing to come out and communicating… Read More Book Giveaway: There But for The by Ali Smith