Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

In My Stacks, May 2016

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 had shifted into reading almost […]


Stepping Out with Rebecca Gowers

If you read Rebecca Gowers’ first novel, When to Walk, you’ve been introduced to Ramble: she’s not easy to know but she’s at the heart of Gowers’ debut so you’ll have made her acquaintance. Those readers who want to make friends with the characters they’re reading about, likely didn’t even get that far with her.