Monthly Archives: April 2016

April reads 2016

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (novel) Part of my re-read of the series for the Witch, Please podcast. This is the first time I’ve read the whole series since the first time I read them, and … Continue reading

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Peter and Alice by John Logan

Peter and Alice is a one-act play which is a fictional account of the real-life meeting of Alice Liddell Hargreaves (Alice in Wonderland), in her 80s, and Peter Llewelyn Davies (Peter Pan), in his 30s, at the opening of a … Continue reading

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On (not) being a reading snob

It’s okay not to read books. It’s okay not to identify as a ‘reader’. This might seem like an incongruous thing to be talking about on World Book Night – the day when people give out books to people who … Continue reading

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Where I buy books

Brick & Mortar I don’t have a local indie bookshop, otherwise I’d probably shop there. We do have two Waterstones, one of which is at the university where I used to work. It’s small, and a lot of space is … Continue reading

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The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson

The Weaver Fish is one of those books that’s difficult to put into a neat box. It’s fictional non-fiction, which reads like non-fiction for the first third (including footnotes), and a crime thriller for the final two thirds which weaves … Continue reading

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March reads 2016

Another month of excellent books – I’d recommend every one of these: Strong Female Protagonist: Book One by Brennan Lee Mulligan & Molly Ostertag (graphic novel – fiction) Really enjoyable comic about a superhero trying to work out what really … Continue reading

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