Category Archives: Book reviews

Not too shabby, for an English graduate

I boldly marched up and half-inched this off Katyboo’s blog. What are fellow bloggers for, if not inspiration? This is a meme that has been doing the rounds (I am so Out Of Touch). The BBC spent a while working … Continue reading

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Fan-girl

Now that I’m alive again, I took myself on a little outing this evening. This being the Internet Age and all, I listen to podcasts, even though I tend to think of them as ‘OMG my computer’s being a radio!’ … Continue reading

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The big pile by the armchair

Ooh, ooh, I have something to post about. Yes! This is, or, at least, had ambitions to be, a literary blog. That’s books, right? [Have you been drinking? - Ed]. So, I shall tell you what books I am reading … Continue reading

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I didn’t realise we even had 50. Only had 50. Both.

The redoubtable Litlove has actually been reading The Times, and lookie here, but they listed a top 50 of British Writers since 1945. Litlove has some very good points along the lines of ‘who chose these and where the hell … Continue reading

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Ten reasons to put rum in your cocoa

All Hallows Eve. The surrounding streets were full of tiny vampires as I walked home, being shepherded to each-other’s houses. There were even pumpkins and tiny red fairy-lights decorating the occasional front garden. It was possibly the least unnerving walk … Continue reading

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The Horla, by Guy de Maupassant

I read this as part of LK’s Horror Short Story Short Challenge – it being a short challenge, I of course took simply bloody ages to do it. Sorry. I can cheerfully blame it on all that studying I’m supposed … Continue reading

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Yellow lilies

I think I rather owe you all a bit of an update, but I don’t really have anything in particular to say, so this will be a bitty, somewhat under-structured post. Oh well. You love me anyway. Don’t you? I … Continue reading

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A booky meme

First, apologies to all the people who posted comments and who then wondered why their comments never appeared. Akismet ate them. I have beaten Akismet with a stick and it has regurgitated at least one. Sorry, Ed. Second, apologies to … Continue reading

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What I read on my holidays:

Three or four poems by Wordsworth, from a copy of The Major Works, purchased at the Wordsworth Museum shop in Grasmere, and mostly only so I could point at assorted crags and talk rot. The Preface to The Works of … Continue reading

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When fainting in coils, read

Hello, kittens. How have you all been? Me? Oh, I’m within reason. Not brilliant, but not lying about in untidy whining heaps neither. I have, however, been dragged all over the British Isles, showing my somewhat puffy face to assorted … Continue reading

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