Tag Archive: 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

Would I run for new books? Hell yeah!

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An unexpected boon of getting up early on a Saturday morning to run 3 miles at my local parkrun (the very lovely Colby Gardens) is being able to pop into Narberth on my… Continue reading

#20BooksofSummer : June in Review

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One month down in my #20BooksofSummer reading challenge (hosted by Cathy at 746 Books) and – surprise, surprise, – I’m more or less on schedule! My first book was Meena Kandasamy’s When I Hit… 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

In celebration of British summertime, my thoughts on ‘Winter’ by Ali Smith.

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They say timing is everything, and so it is that after the balmiest weather we’ve had in the UK for a long time, I’ve finally got around to write about Winter by Ali… Continue reading

View (of the weeds) over the top of my book.

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Firstly, in my defence, I can’t mow my lawn as it’s about half an acre and has relief-map worthy pot holes, bits where old troughs have been dug out, fallen trees, the lot.… Continue reading

#20 Books of Summer

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In 2017, I dismally failed the #20BooksofSummer challenge hosted by Cathy at 746 Books, but who cares? So I’m going to have another bash this year. This time, I’m just going to go… Continue reading

A Bucket of One’s Own

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One of my favourite books (essay really, but who cares) is Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. It’s a nice blueprint for people who want a quiet life of reading, writing, wandering… Continue reading