Category Archives: Books

This Year’s Summer Reads

I’m not sure if my summer reads are what most people consider summer reads. I tend not to choose the easy breezy ones — although I often like them when I do. This year’s load of novels is no exception, though, … Continue reading

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The One Book to Rule Them All

Rereading this one — am looking forward to feeling slightly insane for a while.

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Best reads in 2015

I read a lot last year. Much of it was mediocre, some of it bad, and a few books were shiny, glittering gems. These are the jewels: Wylding Hall by Elisabeth Hand This is my no. 1 read last year, … Continue reading

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All That Lovely Yarn

First, let it be known that I am not a knitter. I am hopeless at any craft involving fabrics, sticks or needles. I do, however, appreciate a good yarn. Literary yarn that is. Which is why I have zero patience … Continue reading

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Books About Houses

I suppose it’s no secret at this point that I love books about houses. I’ve always been fascinated by ‘the haunted house’: its walls with secrets and history etched into the wood, dark cellars with rodents and mystery, chests full of … Continue reading

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Books About Witches

When I decided to take up blogging, I had this romantic idea that this was supposed to be some sort of outlet: tracing an adventurous writer’s voyage from the big city (well … “biggish”…) to the rural outskirts of nowhere: … Continue reading

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