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What I’ve been reading lately #8

Thanks to my fantastic working relationship with a few fab book publishers and my recently renewed library account, I'm never short of something to read. In fact, my TBR has gotten a bit out of hand and I've had to schedule my reading around library renewals and publication dates. Here's a little look at what… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #8

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Books, feminism

Book review: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I'm finishing my Feminist Book Fortnight posts with a review of Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It's a great follow-up to We Should All Be Feminists and is probably going to be my go-to gift for everyone this year. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received… Continue reading Book review: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
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Blogger Book Nook #10: Summer Romance

If you're new to these parts, I recently joined a Facebook book group called Blogger Book Nook. It's a fun online book club but, rather than picking a book for everyone to read and comment on a month, it's based around a theme/genre, so there are no arguments around titles and there's a good chance… Continue reading Blogger Book Nook #10: Summer Romance

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Book review: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

I don't want to brag here (much!) but I'm doing so well with my book choices lately. I'm on a streak of titles which are nothing short of eye-opening, inspiring and empowering. The latest is Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own*. I know what you're thinking: but, Emma, you studied English at GCSE and… Continue reading Book review: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Days of Wonder blog tour
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Blog tour: Days of Wonder by Keith Stuart

Sometimes you read a writer's debut novel and you just know that you'll want to read anything else published under their name. That was the case for me last year with Keith Stuart and A Boy Made of Blocks. Fortunately I was offered an ARC of his second novel, Days of Wonder*, which is released… Continue reading Blog tour: Days of Wonder by Keith Stuart

Atonement book review
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Blogger Book Nook #9 Time Machine

This month's theme for the Blogger Book Nook group is Time Machine (historical fiction). The requirements were quite broad - the book you review just has to be set in the past, whether typically 'historical' or set in the 90s. While I'm a fan of the classics of the Brontes and Austen, I'm not generally… Continue reading Blogger Book Nook #9 Time Machine

A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt
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Blog tour: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt* The first thing I saw was the wheelchair. The first thing she saw was the doper. Ben Goddard is an embarrassment – as a cyclist, as an athlete, as a human being. And he knows it. Now that he’s been exposed by a positive drugs test, his… Continue reading Blog tour: A Spoke in the Wheel by Kathleen Jowitt

Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure
Books, Film

Book review: Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure

I love Richard Ayoade. I thought he was great in The IT Crowd, I love seeing him on panel shows (particularly alongside Noel Fielding) and I thought Submarine was awesome. Oh, and I flipping love Travel Man. But I'm not a fan of some of his earlier work, particularly Garth Marenghi's Dark Place and AD/BC:… Continue reading Book review: Richard Ayoade presents The Grip of Film by Gordy LaSure

Lumberjanes #The Moon is Up - book review
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Book review: Lumberjanes #2 The Moon is Up

Lumberjanes #1 Unicorn Power was one of my favourite books of last year (review here). It felt like the book I'd been waiting for my whole life. Sure, growing up I was all over The Famous Five, The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High but Lumberjanes is the ultimate series for young women when it… Continue reading Book review: Lumberjanes #2 The Moon is Up

The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong
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What I’ve been reading lately #7

This year I'm trying to step out of my reading comfort zone a bit more and read a wider range of genres. Over the last week or so I've read Korean thriller The Good Son* by You-jeong Jeong and graphic novel The Best We Could Do* by Thi Bui. The Best We Could Do has… Continue reading What I’ve been reading lately #7