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The Talented Patricia Highsmith #20 Books of Summer

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Due to my recent trip to Italy, a number of titles in my #20 books of Summer list are connected to Italy in some way. The Talented Mr Ripley is no exception, set mainly… Continue reading

‘Swing Time’ by Zadie Smith – #20 Books of Summer

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My experience of Zadie Smith’s writing has been extreme. When the world went crazy for her debut, White Teeth (2000), I just didn’t feel the love, but I was persuaded to give Smith another… Continue reading

Fancy a nose at my #20 Books of Summer?

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For the past couple of years I have followed with interest the lists and progress of fellow bloggers participating in the #20 Books of Summer reading challenge, hosted by Cathy over at 746… Continue reading

#AW80Books: Ruin and Redemption – Lisa McInerney’s ‘The Glorious Heresies’

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Having spent some time lolling about in a reading torpor, I had begun to suspect that I had either totally lost my ability to concentrate or, worse, fallen out of love with fiction.… Continue reading

#AW80Books: ‘The Man Who Went Up in Smoke’ by Sjowall & Wahloo

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It’s been a while since I read the first novel by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Roseanna, and as I’ve abandoned myself to my current craving for crime, I thought I’d dig out the… Continue reading

Could this be the Toughest Challenge of them all?

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Happy New Year to you all! I do hope Santa made all your booky dreams come true – if all the wonderful new Christmas book posts I’ve been snooping at are anything to… Continue reading

What the Dickens? I’ve finished David Copperfield!

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I’m thrilled to report that after months of procrastination, I have finally finished David Copperfield. I must admit to being chivvied along by Lucy having finished it a few weeks ago, but Shoshi’s… Continue reading

The End of the Road!

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I have finally completed all thirteen novels in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage – Hooray! For the most part, I’ve very much enjoyed spending the year with Miriam Henderson. The earlier novels were a complete joy –… Continue reading

#AW80Books: Mr Fortune’s Maggot – Sylvia Townsend Warner

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Feeling in need of some escapism in the wake of recent political events, I thought I’d swan off to the tropical heat and swaying palms of the South Sea Islands – in my… Continue reading

Should I stay or should I go now?

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As the end of the year approaches, I’m finally picking up speed on Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage, and have now finished the tenth book of the thirteen in the series, Dawn’s Left Hand.  With… Continue reading