In My Stacks, May 2016

2017-07-20T18:03:10+00:00

How much of your reading is non-fiction? Does it fluctuate, or are you committed to reading (or not reading) it? When others were participating in non-fiction November last year, and actually reading a lot of the books that I'd been kinda-half-sorta thinking about reading, I realised that tending towards fiction

In My Stacks, May 2016 2017-07-20T18:03:10+00:00

Infinite Riches: Virago Modern Classics

2015-09-16T12:22:58+00:00

And what will you find in this collection of short stories, edited by Lynne Knight and published under this title (and under The Secret Woman) in 1993? Thoughts and ideas about many things. About marriage: "If she had never, from the first, regarded her marriage as a full cancelling of

Infinite Riches: Virago Modern Classics 2015-09-16T12:22:58+00:00

Michelle Cliff’s Free Enterprise (1993)

2015-09-02T13:07:21+00:00

This isn't necessarily a story that you will know. Penguin Books, 1993 And nor are you expected to. "We all know how history comes down to us, which stories, which versions tend to be passed on." But here, in Free Enterprise, in a novel, we might find another

Michelle Cliff’s Free Enterprise (1993) 2015-09-02T13:07:21+00:00

In My Reading Log

2015-09-02T10:34:05+00:00

The majority of my reading time this year has been devoted to the books which have been living for years, though neglected, on my own bookshelves. In May and June, I had a planned rebellion, and I enjoyed a great number of new books. But now I have returned to

In My Reading Log 2015-09-02T10:34:05+00:00

Nadeem Aslam’s Season of the Rainbirds (1993)

2014-03-20T21:22:03+00:00

His literary biography is impressive at-a-glance. Even this, his first novel, was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Maps for Lost Lovers won the Kiriyama Prize. And he's received a Lannan Literary Fellowship. 1993; Anchor Canada - Random House of Canada, 2013 For readers, these are indications of quality,

Nadeem Aslam’s Season of the Rainbirds (1993) 2014-03-20T21:22:03+00:00