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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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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Monthly Favourite: July

A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman, translated by Henning Koch “Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – joggers, neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly and shop assistants who talk in code. But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity…

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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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