Sunday @ Cymera 2021

Previously: Saturday @ Cymera 2021 | Coming Soon: Ace of Spades Book Review All good things must come to an end, and Cymera 2021 ended last night. Incase you weren't already aware Cymera celebrates fantasy and science fiction literature, and is usually hosted in Edinburgh, though this year, like last year was hosted on Zoom… Continue reading Sunday @ Cymera 2021

Saturday @ Cymera 2021

Previously: Friday @ Cymera 2021 | Coming Soon: Sunday @Cymera 2021 On Thursday Cymera Festival kicked off their 2021 festival which celebrates all things science-fiction and fantasy. Like last year, everything is digital and is hosted via Zoom, for their paid events, and YouTube for their free events. I was grateful to accept a press… Continue reading Saturday @ Cymera 2021

Book Review: Consent (#WomensPrize)

Previously: May TBR| Coming Soon: Last Chance Books Review Consent is a contemporary novel by Canadian author Annabel Lyon. It follows two sets of sisters, where one sister is reliant on the other. It was published by Atlantic Books on the 28th of January 2021 and was on the Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2021.… Continue reading Book Review: Consent (#WomensPrize)

TBR: May 2021

Previously: D, 'After the Race'| Coming Soon: Consent Book Review Last month I skipped out on writing an official TBR, but I am back to tell you what I hope to read in the month of May. If you've seen my Women's Prize Shortlist post, then you'll know that I still have four of those… Continue reading TBR: May 2021

Read With Me: Dubliners, ‘After the Race’.

Previously: April Reading Wrap-Up| Coming Soon: May TBR Welcome to the fifth week of Read With Me: Dubliners. This week we read the story, ‘After the Race’ and the corresponding essays by Jack Bowen in Clive Hearts essay collection, James Joyce’s Dubliners. In this story…The story begins where you would expect, after a race. A… Continue reading Read With Me: Dubliners, ‘After the Race’.

Reading Wrap-Up: April 2021

Previously: Women's Prize Shortlist | Coming Soon: D: 'After the Race' Absolute Friends by John le Carré ⭐️⭐️⭐️ John le Carré is known for his spy novels. On reflection, this probably was not the book to pick up in order to satisfy my craving, because it does not read like a traditional spy thriller. As… Continue reading Reading Wrap-Up: April 2021

The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 Shortlist

Previously: D: Eveline| Coming Soon: April Reading Wrap-Up On Wednesday the 28th of April the shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 was revealed. As I started reading the longlist as soon as possible, I thought now would be a good time to review what I have read, what I still have to read,… Continue reading The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 Shortlist

Read With Me: Dubliners, ‘Eveline’.

Previously: Detransition, Baby Review | Coming Soon: Women's Prize Shortlist Welcome to the fourth week of Read With Me: Dubliners. This week we read ‘Eveline’, and the corresponding essay by Clive Hart, who also edits the essay collection, James Joyce’s Dubliners.  In this story…  We meet a new narrator. The young boy has been replaced… Continue reading Read With Me: Dubliners, ‘Eveline’.

Book Review: Detransition, Baby (#WomensPrize)

Previously: Piranesi Book Review| Coming Soon: Dubliners, 'Eveline' Detransition, Baby is a contemporary fiction book by Torrey Peters. Set in New York, we follow Reese, a trans-woman who wants to be a mother, and her ex-partner who has since detransitioned, becoming Ames, and accidentally gotten his boss, Katrina, pregnant. It was published by Serpent’s Tail… Continue reading Book Review: Detransition, Baby (#WomensPrize)

Book Review: Piranesi (#WomensPrize)

Previously: Dubliners, 'Araby' | Coming Soon: Detransition, Baby Piranesi is a fantasy novel from Susannah Clarke, best known for the acclaimed novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. It is published by Bloomsbury, released on the 15th of September 2020, and is longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2021. If you want to know more about the… Continue reading Book Review: Piranesi (#WomensPrize)