Tag Archive: book review

Clothes, Music, Boys, and why Viv Albertine is my new heroine.

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I found this copy of Viv Albertine’s memoir in a charity shop a few months ago. None of the titles in my TBR tower were particularly calling out to me, so I picked… Continue reading

Summer Book Group Reads, Part 2:’The Words in My Hand’ by Guinevere Glasfurd

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I hadn’t come across Guinevere Glasfurd’s The Words in My Hand before it got plucked out of the hat as one of my book group’s Summer read choices. I love that book groups introduce… Continue reading

Summer Book Group Reads, Part 1: ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel

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My new book group has not had the smoothest of starts. It would be easier to get a dozen cats into baskets and en route to the vet’s than it’s been persuading a… Continue reading

Boats and Beasts.

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We’ve had such a resplendent summer, it felt like it would go on and on. However, the holidays are over, the schools are back and the weather has started to show a distinctly… Continue reading

Into the Trees by Robert Williams

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This is a one of the library lottery books I got out a few weeks ago. I barely look at library books, in supermarket trolley-dash style I grab anything that has a nice… Continue reading

Crime and Pentominoes

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By some strange synchronicity, Lucy (my partner in crime here at Hard Book Habit) and I, have both ended up working night shifts for the council (albeit in different corners of the UK).… Continue reading

We’re going to need a bigger handbag…

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My brain is currently the consistency of a lukewarm bowl of Angel Delight (and not even butterscotch, the only good flavour, but some putrid crap like strawberry). As I’m currently doing the zero… Continue reading

Is it a Kind of Dream?

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I might miss how easy it is to score a cultural fix in the city, and the silky smooth tarmac beneath my feet, but at this time of year the countryside wins hands… Continue reading

Enid Blyton, a split lip, and the Reformation

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When I was five years old and waiting at the bus stop after school, a bigger boy called Simon (names have not been changed to protect the innocent as he was proper guilty)… Continue reading

Amanda Craig ‘The Lie of the Land’

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Amanda Craig’s The Lie of The Land was last month’s book group read. I must admit, the initial premise of the novel – London-based Lottie and Quentin Bredon postponing their divorce and downsizing… Continue reading