HAPPY PUB DAY! Crossed Lines by Marie Darrieussecq (NetGalley Review)

After a not-so-positive exeperience with my first NetGalley book, I was a little hesitant about my next one. But then it turned out to be this absolute beauty of a novel, and my faith is restored.

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

“I used to say to my classes that the ways to get insight are: to study infants; to study animals; to study primitive people; to be psychoanalyzed; to have a religious conversion and get over it; to have a psychotic episode and get over it.”

HAPPY PUB DAY! No Fixed Abode: Life and Death Among the UK’s Forgotten Homeless by Maeve McClenaghan

It’s publication day for No Fixed Abode: Life and Death Among the UK’s Forgotten Homeless by Maeve McClenaghan–one of the best nonfiction books I’ve read this year. Revisit my review below and check Maeve out on Twitter!

Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh (NetGalley Review)

Choice governs our lives, whether we like it or not–and no choice invites more controversy or debate than a woman’s choice to have children. But what if that choice was made for you?

Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

‘Okay, okay, you’re right. Australians aren’t very bright. They don’t work hard. They drink too much. So you tell me. Why are they so rich?’

‘They sailed in big wooden ships one hundred years ago and stole all our money from us.’

bookstagram photo tips: e-readers

I often get asked how I take pictures of my e-reader for Bookstagram–it’s really hard to take a photo without the glare. So how do I get photos like this? Well… I cheat! Maybe that’s not quite the right word, but through the magic of photo editing you can get some great pics to useContinue reading “bookstagram photo tips: e-readers”