Review: Meredith Alone by Claire Alexander

Meredith hasn’t left her house for 1,214 days. Why? Well, that’s what the book is about. The thing is, although we might think Meredith is trapped, she’s been trapped before, and she got out. Meredith is a great protagonist. I really liked that, although she has retreated from the world, she still invites people to… Continue reading Review: Meredith Alone by Claire Alexander

May reading round up

It’s May and it’s just a little too chilly for me. And I know that irritating saying and I don’t need to hear it again thanks. I have many jumpers available still. Here’s to a warmer June! What’s been on the reading pile this month? Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog (Etc) – Delia Ephron Regular readers… Continue reading May reading round up

Review: His Other Woman by Sarah Edghill

Lucy is at the supermarket buying dinner when she gets a mysterious text from her husband Tom. “I need to go away. Please don’t try to get in touch. I can’t explain right now.” Lucy, predictably, dumps the shopping, rushes home to find Tom is not there (and he didn’t even clear the table before… Continue reading Review: His Other Woman by Sarah Edghill

Not for you: a brief rant about libraries and public services

I ordered a book from the library recently. In itself it shouldn’t sound that surprising but I had to be reminded about the service itself by members of my reading group. I’m used to having the library as a place to browse but a part of me didn’t like to order books in, it felt… Continue reading Not for you: a brief rant about libraries and public services

Review: Take my Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Well this couldn’t have been published at a more appropriate time. As I write, the current clampdown on reproductive freedom in the US is getting more and more extreme; there are ongoing race relations issues all across the world and discussions about how we tell the stories of past atrocities are still being hotly debated;… Continue reading Review: Take my Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

March reading round up

How’s your March been? I have given up buying books for Lent which I hoped would start to make a dent in my shelves (it hasn’t) but there are still lots to get through. Here’s what I read this month: Women and Love – Miriam Burke A collection of short stories by indie publisher Renard… Continue reading March reading round up

Review: And A Dog Called Fig by Helen Humphreys

The sub-title of this book is Solitude, Connection, The Writing Life. Having said that, this is mainly a book about dogs, and less about writing. This is not a bad thing; there is a space for examining relationships with animals and nature and how these can impact on our comfortable routines. Humphreys seems to be… Continue reading Review: And A Dog Called Fig by Helen Humphreys