Why You Should Re-Read A Book 

Last week, Julian Barnes wrote about how he viewed EM Forster's A Passage to India quite differently when he re-read it as an adult which has led him to question the "speedy judgement" of his youth. This got me thinking about the benefits of re-reading a book.  I love a good re-read.  The reasons I love revisiting books are: … Continue reading Why You Should Re-Read A Book 

My picks from the Costa Book Awards Shortlist 2016

The Costa Book Awards's shortlist has generated significant comment on how out of the 20 nominated authors - 14 are women.  Amazing. Here are the books that pique my interest and are firmly on the December TBR pile: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.  Having won the Waterstones Book of the Year earlier this week and … Continue reading My picks from the Costa Book Awards Shortlist 2016

Reading Slumps: How To Get Out Of One

Now and again I have a reading slump. Despite the mounting pile of books in the TBR section of my bedroom, every book I pick up I discard because either: I'm not in the mood for that book; Ah, I have to read the author's first/other novels before reading this one; I just don't have … Continue reading Reading Slumps: How To Get Out Of One