‘Paper has that drawback: it’s made to remember all of our errors, whether it’s writing on it, as I do now, or folding and unfolding it, as I did then.’ Like the image above, where the origami figures are present but not at the forefront, this unusual pastime underpins the main themes of Ramifications. It… Continue reading REVIEW: Ramifications by Daniel Saldaña París translated by Christina MacSweeney
Wow… Another brilliant book! I started this book whilst on my first sunny holiday in a long time. We went to Kos, Greece and I was so excited to lounge around on the lush beach with a good book. This one certainly did not disappoint! I must admit, I was getting easily distracted whilst reading… Continue reading REVIEW: Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
What a masterpiece. This book is bloody brilliant! Feeney’s writing is raw, real, hilarious and heart-wrenching – all at once! Her style is heavily influenced by Ulysses which is both unusual but also a major factor contributing to the charm of this book. It is easy to acknowledge how the paragraphing throughout this book contributes… Continue reading REVIEW: As You Were by Elaine Feeney
A man could learn all he needed to know just by watching nature at work … Everything, if you could learn to hear and see what nature had to tell and show.” This is unlike any book that I have ever read before and I am fast becoming one of Selva Almada’s biggest fans! Published… Continue reading REVIEW: The Wind That Lays Waste, Selva Almada. Translated by Chris Andrews.
Embarrassingly, we’ve never made pizza from scratch so this was a new challenge for us. We absolutely love Dough Re-Me’s social media pages! When the package came, we were so excited to get going and make these Pizzas! At first glance, the package arrived in a nicely branded pizza box. Upon opening, all of the… Continue reading Dough Re-Me – Neapolitan Pizza Kit
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I am so excited about working with Charco Press by reviewing some of their brilliant titles. Very kindly, they have provided me with an Advanced Reading Copy of Dead Girls by Selva Almada. At first sight, I was so pleased with how clear and effective the front… Continue reading REVIEW: Dead Girls, by Selva Almada – Translated by Annie McDermott
Over this year’s Women In Translation Month, my aim is to read in line with this theme. Although I have some gripping crime thrillers waiting on my shelf, it is so important that we exercise our minds and create depth in our knowledge of the world. Since my blog has gained more traction than I… Continue reading Charco Press
I’ve walked by this cute little place quite a few times and have always wanted to pop in! I finally managed to grab a coffee and what a little treat it was! Here’s my review of A Taste of Honey, Didsbury. We dropped by before we took on a long drive a few weeks ago.… Continue reading A Taste of Honey, Burton Rd, Didsbury
I finally joined the hype and read this book after it was gifted to me by a wonderful ‘Bookstagrammer’ called @Charlotte_reads! I simply could not wait to get stuck in since people are always recommending it to me! With a copy of my own, I was ready to see what all the fuss was about.… Continue reading REVIEW: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
So you’re here because you want my tips on how to get perfectly clear skin. Well, I’ve got some news for you – flawless skin simply does not exist. I’m sorry! But I do think, since you’ve clicked on this heading, that you should stick around and listen to my message. No, there’s no such… Continue reading My Routine for Flawless Skin
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