New(ish) year, new reading goals

Hi there friends! Long time, no speak! With the New Year not long behind us (plus, who says you can’t make goals at any point in the year), I thought I would look back over my bookish goals for 2018, what I achieved and didn’t, and those that I’ve made for 2019 as a result. 2018…

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Books I want to read this autumn

Wow, I can’t believe how fast this summer went and that it’s time to talk about my next seasonal TBR! Sadly, I didn’t make it through all the books I listed in my ‘Books I want to read this summer’ blog post so some of these you’ll recognise from that post, but I did make…

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Monthly Favourite: August

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again… Rebecca had sat on my shelves for about 3 years before I got round to actually reading it. Every time I looked at it, I thought “I would love to read that at some point but not right now”, and reached for…

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Women in translation month: my suggestions

With August as women in translation month (and since I am a female translator myself), I thought I’d have a rummage on my shelves and see what I’ve got hiding away! Interestingly, it appeared that if the book was originally written by a man, it was more likely that it would be translated into English…

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Great books to give a friend

I tend to find that the summer and autumn a very birthday-heavy seasons and I love taking the opportunity to give my friends not only something that I love, but also something that I think they’ll love. With that in mind, I’ve made a list of 10 books that I would give, have given or…

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Books I want to read this summer

Although the summer is a little far away for me still, as I am currently knee-deep in my MA dissertation and will be for the foreseeable future, I thought it would be a good idea to start planning my summer TBR (if only to procrastinate and look forward to better times)! For any of you…

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My Top 5 Reads

Hi there! Since this is a new blog, I thought I’d give you an insight to the kinds of books that I like to read, to let you see if this is a blog you might be interested in following. I hope so!   1. All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr. This…

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