Category Archives: Awesome

Books you should read NOW. Yes, NOW. Right now. Stop what you’re doing and READ THIS.

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Eimear McBride

This was… weird. (I got that far and then paused writing to do something else, and now it’s over a week later and I’m tempted to leave this post there… but I won’t). I’m not sure if that is a … Continue reading

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The Silmarillion – J. R. R. Tolkien

Oh. Em. Gee. I loved it so much. I mean, I kind of expected to enjoy it, given that I enjoy the world-building aspect of Tolkien more than the story-telling, but it was just brilliant. I have been way way … Continue reading

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Pantheon – Hamish Steele

Reading this book was like having a chat with a Classicist. Which sounds daft, I know, but hear me out. One of the things I loved about my Classics friends at uni (and still do, however we may not see … Continue reading

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Imperium – Robert Harris

So… it may be known that I am a woman of predictable tastes. And it may be known that “Cicero” fits very very neatly into them. So it’s no shock I adored¬†Imperium. I mean, also the fact I’d read it … Continue reading

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The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

So I realise it’s been a while since I last posted… normally, when I take ages over a book, it’s a sign that it was rubbish. This one though? NOT SO. It was, frankly, amazing. I can 100% see why … Continue reading

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Monstress Vol. 2: The Blood – Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda

So you know how sequels often don’t live up to their start books? Yeah, not that. Oh, sorry, I have to keep writing? Fiiiine. What I was really worried about is whether this would feel like filler plot. A necessary … Continue reading

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The Red Threads of Fortune – J. Y. Yang

And back to a book club book! It feels ages since I did one of these. And this one is kinda cheating, because it was my nomination, and I would totally have read it anyway, even if it didn’t win. … Continue reading

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