Currently reading: Home Fire

I'm practising writing short, snappy little blog posts - I'd like to post often, unconstrained by ideas I've ingrained in my head of what a post needs to be. Currently reading is one way I'm experimenting with to free myself from the tyranny of should and ought... I'm currently reading Kamila Shamsie's Man Booker longlisted… Continue reading Currently reading: Home Fire

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Lizzie Borden and the Borden MurdersSee What I Have Done by Sarah SchmidtThe story of Lizzie Borden has a whiff of folklore about it, it feels hazy to me, apocryphal perhaps, something half known and uncertain like Washington and the cherry tree or the ride of Paul Revere. Shamefully, I had to Google both the latter… Continue reading See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Super Special Summer Picnic Book Chase

My nieces and nephews and I have a monthly book club, called Book Chase (although it sometimes gains an extra 's' to become Book Chasse). The rules are simple: we all bring something we've read during the last month, talk about it to each other, and eat snacks. We live tweet each meeting with the… Continue reading Super Special Summer Picnic Book Chase

How to Stuff Up Christmas by Rosie Blake

'Tis the season to be jolly. Unless you've found an intimate picture of another woman on your fiance's phone... Eve is heartbroken after discovering her fiance is cheating on her. Being surrounded by the joys of Christmas is more than Eve can bear, so she chooses to avoid the festivities by spending Christmas alone on a… Continue reading How to Stuff Up Christmas by Rosie Blake