March in Review: Much more reading, many more books. That’s more like it.

I had faith March wouldn't let me down, unlike my crappy January and February. Lie: I had no such faith, but told myself things could hardly go further south. And there were no Olympics, no television distracting me. The TV reverted to its usual function: background noise for napping and covering the surface of my …

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February in Review: A whole lotta nothing going on.

  That deafening sound is the huge, sucking vortex that was my February. Where the ever-loving hell did it even go? It went to the Olympics and my new obsession with curling, I suppose. Figures, it's a Scottish sport. I can't get by a week without something Scottish grabbing my ankle, interrupting me, disrupting my attention. …

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Baileys Longlist 2016: Cynthia Bond’s ‘Ruby’

I didn't have time to read Cynthia Bond's Ruby way back when the publisher sent me a copy, and you better believe I regret it now. I'm sure whatever I was doing at the time was important enough to warrant the diversion of my attention, but now I'm left barreling through piles and piles of review books, …

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