Category Archives: Literary

How to be Both – Ali Smith

I’ve been meaning to read an Ali Smith book for ages. However, that book was Autumn, which I’ve still not got round to acquiring. But! This one was great, so in fact this has served to give me a kick to … Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng

After I enjoyed Little Fires Everywhere so much, obviously I wanted to read Ng’s first book. Oh how convenient, someone could lend it to me. Hurrah! *consumes voraciously* Because yeah, she’s just… really good. And this was no different in that … Continue reading

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Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

Something of a change of pace. This one was a book club book, for our theme “literary authors doing SFF”. I nominated it, so entirely my fault, but I’m not certain in hindsight I’d have picked it for that theme. … Continue reading

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Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur

I decided I wanted to engage with some more poetry. And I had a load of audible credits to use… so hey, why not in audio form. Free books (not free books, but I already paid, so it feels like … Continue reading

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The Porpoise – Mark Haddon

I am, of course, a sucker for anything classics-related. Because some things never change. So I came across something that was being well-received and had tenuous links to classical mythology? Sold. I barely even read the blurb. Which, if I’m … Continue reading

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Myth Isn’t Fantasy

Rather than talk about a specific book (or using a specific book as an excuse to talk about something related), I’m going to talk about a more general topic this time – it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a … Continue reading

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The Changeling – Victor LaValle

I really ought to get started on the Hugos, but the Becky Chambers is staring at me none-too-welcomingly so… I’m procrastinating it a little while longer. Which turned out to be a good decision, because apparently, the World Fantasy Award … Continue reading

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