This year, I went on a beach holiday. I proper, full blown, Brits Abroad beach holdiay. When I put a call out for holiday reading on Twitter I was chuffed to bits by the response, thank you for all the lovely books sent, although this means my TBR pile ain't going down any faster! Legend Press … Continue reading What I Read On My Holidays Part 8- This Holey Life by Sophie Duffy
I have been lusting after this book ever since I first saw it as part of the Orange longlist, then shortlist, then winner this year. I cannot believe now that I would have actually read this book otherwise this year, no one has mentioned it on Twitter, and no one has recommended it to me … Continue reading What I read during my holiday Part 7- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Mostly due to incredible laziness (and a bit to do with something else that I'm already getting teased enough about...) I only managed to read a couple of books in the whole 10 days I had off owing to Holidaygeddon with no money last week. State of Wonder has been staring at me ever since … Continue reading What I Read During My Holidays Part 6- State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
This has been looking at me for a while now, I got it in for work after seeing it in WHSmith's in the station and desperately wanting it. After my mega Pat Barker-although a couple of weeks ago, I thought the thing I REALLY needed to do was spend my holidays reading another book set … Continue reading What I Read During My Holidays Part 5- My Dear, I Wanted To Tell You by Louisa Young
I never intended for this to be part of my holiday reading, but I happened to be in town during my week off and found this in the library, and having been recommended it so highly by @sianushka, I thought, why not, I'll give it a go. The story of the rise of Theodora from … Continue reading What I Read During My Holidays Part 4- Theodora by Stella Duffy
Now I'm going to sound really dreadful, but I've never read any Jeanette Winterson before. I've heard of her, obviously, and I own quite a but of her, but I've never read any! I understand this means they want by Feministy Book Blogger badge back but HA HA HA YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BECAUSE IT … Continue reading What I Read During My Holidays Part 2- Why Be Happy When You Could By Normal?
Last week I broke with tradition and spent my holiday lying on my Dad's sofa and reading. And it was, as it always is, utterly blissful. I took originally three books to read with me, this soon rose to four as I went via my Auntie S, who's always good for a lend, and I … Continue reading What I Read During My Holidays Part 1-The Luddites