5 books i’m uber excited for

27th June 2017

So half of 2017 has virtually gone already! How? Where? What have i done with my life? (apart from bought books of course) *Cries all the tears and designs a time machine to go back* But on a positive note here are the Top 5 books I am hugely anticipating for the second half of the year, 3 of them are already published in hardback but I prefer to wait for the paperback if possible…

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June (proof copies) TBR

31st May 2017

I’m going against type here by choosing a TBR coz by nature im a mood reader but I badly need to read some of the gorgeous proofs I get sent and these five are making my mouth water in a BIG way! I asked those gorgeous folk at Vintage Books for a copy of Bluets and The Red Parts by Maggie Nelson and they kindly sent them to me. They are both published tomorrow 1st…

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How I found poetry again

1st June 2016

35 or more years ago I discovered and fell in love with poetry. I was a young teenager and the television adaptation of Testament of Youth came on the box. I had not heard of the book before but I just fell in love with Vera Brittain’s story and began reading more about World War One and the incredibly moving and haunting poetry it begat. I read Owen, Sassoon and others in a compilation but…

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