Review: ‘The Nakano Thrift Shop’ Hiromi Kawakami

Among the jumble of paperweights, plates, typewriters and general bric-a-brac in Mr Nakano's thrift store, there are treasures to be found. Each piece carries its own story of love and loss - or so it seems to Hitomi, when she takes a job there working behind the till. Nor are her fellow employees any less … Continue reading Review: ‘The Nakano Thrift Shop’ Hiromi Kawakami

Review: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ Reni Eddo-Lodge

The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is … Continue reading Review: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ Reni Eddo-Lodge

Date Night with… Zach from Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series

After nearly four years, I've decided to bring back my Date Night feature. I mainly stopped it because I wasn't reading enough romance to justify it, but hey, I don't just have to write about date nights with romance characters, right? Watch this space because there might well be some date nights with characters pulled … Continue reading Date Night with… Zach from Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series

Review anxiety

Other book bloggers get review anxiety, right? I've spent the past three hours trying to write a review and I've literally written two short paragraphs (and deleted a whole lot more). This is a book that's generally been very well received and I myself absolutely loved it. I guess I'm worried that I'm not gonna … Continue reading Review anxiety

International Women’s Day 2021 – My Favourite Books About Women

It's International Women's Day, a day when we celebrate women - past and present - and their achievements. It's not just a day about recognising and celebrating achievements, though. It's also about the women who are fighting a daily battle for equality. Here in the UK, we live in a patriarchal society. In September 2020, … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021 – My Favourite Books About Women