Claire King's second novel, EVERYTHING LOVE IS, is out this week, and I recommend it.
It's been a horrible year but hey, it's summer and that means READING. Plus I love Lari Don's new book.
'Is it a pill you take before you get married?'
Not just for children.
This year, I'm going to read Skellig and about a hundred others. Watch this space.
What are your three favourite books for children aged 4-11?
A few years ago, I read a story about an anchoress.
I just read A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride.
Books, every day.
Yesterday was International Flash Fiction Day — an incredible global outpouring of tiny pieces of fiction, including Flash Mob and National Flash Fiction Day, which sparked the Scraps anthology and the incredible Flash Flood. There’s always a lot of debate about flash fiction; “what is Flash?” and all that. A lot of definitions are longer than …
I have been sorting through our book archives, and finding pearls.
Sixty or seventy years after she absorbed Macbeth, I did the same, and we underlined the same words.
I’ve joined Goodreads — I’m here (do get in touch!), and I’ll try to hook up to my reviews when I post them. I’ve always felt a bit shy about reviewing — a critical review should explore the strengths and weaknesses in a book and I never feel in the mood to criticise; so much effort …