Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sex Criminals. Volume 1: One Weird Trick. by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

This is a volume of the first five issues of Sex Criminals. It’s awesome. When she’s younger, Suzie discovers she can stop time when she orgasms. (Yup). She thinks she’s the only one, but, at a house party, she hooks … Continue reading

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Black Lake by Johanna Lane

Black Lake begins with the end. Marianne takes her daughter, Kate, out of school and then locks herself and her daughter in a never-finished ballroom in the grand manor house they used to live in. We quickly learn Kate’s brother … Continue reading

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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing is about an unnamed girl’s life from birth to about twenty in rural Ireland, her relationship with her brother who had a brain tumour when he was very young, her mother, religion, sex, and … Continue reading

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Booktube – an introduction & some recommendations

More / updated recommendations can be found here and here. ‘Booktube’ basically refers to people on youtube who make videos about books. I’ve been getting more and more into watching booktube videos, often while I’m eating breakfast. I’ve found it … Continue reading

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The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller

I don’t lie to other people about what books I’ve read / not read. It’s part of my belief that you should just read what you want to read. If someone asked me if I’ve read Midnight’s Children I would … Continue reading

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The Alchemists: Inside the secret world of the central bankers by Neil Irwin

This book follows central bankers at the Federal Reserve in America, the Bank of England, and the European Central Bank, in particular Ben Bernanke, Mervyn King and Claude Trichet, respectively. It details their decision-making, actions (or lack thereof in the … Continue reading

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The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales by Kirsty Logan

This is Kirsty Logan’s debut short story collection, winning the Scott Prize in 2013. Many of the stories are re-tellings of recognisable fairy tales; others are new fables that have a lovely quality of feeling old, like they were always … Continue reading

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