What I’ve been reading: August

How do you write an introduction to a monthly blog when you can’t even remember where the time went? That’s how I’m feeling right now. Ever get that feeling that the month’s gone on for a year but it’s also flown by in a matter of minutes? With that in mind, remembering all the details…

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What I’ve been reading: June

Before I start, if someone could please tell me how it’s already July, I’d be very grateful. Terrifying speediness aside, I’m glad that summer’s rolled around and brought the sunshine with it… I’m sure most Brits will agree with me when I say it might even be too hot (because, when it comes to weather, we’re never really satisfied).…

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What I’ve been reading: May

Here in Sussex, monsoon season has well and truly hit. We’ve had sunshine, we’ve had humidity, we’ve had floods and we’ve had thunder. Luckily, the three (!) excellent books I’ve buried my nose in this month have been more than enough to distract me from the weather insanity, not to mention the train delays due…

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What I’ve been reading: April

Having spent my fair share of time on the train in April, I’ve had ample opportunity to fit plenty of reading in. It’s been great. Having (inadvertently) dedicated a lot of my time to short stories and some “experimental” fiction, it was nice to pick up a novel with a chronological plot line, a series…

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What I’ve been reading: March

Since spring doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going this year, I’ve continued to hide from the elements in my bed and my indulgence in early bedtimes has given me way more time to read. March’s reading material includes an old classic and yet another slightly off the wall contemporary read: Animal Farm – George Orwell…

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What I’ve been reading: February

There’s really no better way to spend a windy, snowy evening snuggled up with a good book. With the delights of the cold February weather, I’ve had ample opportunity to do just this. Here’s what I’ve been reading: Homesick for Another World – Ottessa Moshfegh I’m a big fan of anything that gets me thinking about…

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What I’ve been reading: January

Disclaimer: I realise it is now as good as halfway through February and there’s little to no point in me writing this blog about some books that I feel like I read a million years ago. Disclaimer aside, I’m going to write my monthly mini English essay anyway. Let me start by saying, the two…

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What I’ve been reading: December

Christmas and New Year are done and dusted for another 365 days and now we’re left to face that old “new year, new me” chestnut. In a weird, twisted, roundabout way the book I chose for December is actually pretty apt. As apt as a narrative spoken by an unborn child with the intelligence and…

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