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What I Read in 2022

An (ongoing) list of books I’ve read in 2022: JanuaryThe Tiger Who Came to Tea, Judith KerrLife is Strange: Settling Dust 3, Emma Vieceli and Claudia LeonardiThis One Sky Day, Leone RossThe Franchise Affair, Josephine TeyNorroway Book 1: The Black Bull of Norroway, Kit and Cat SeatonNorroway Book 2: The Queen on the High Mountain, […]

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#BookEnds2021: October

How did it go?I was pretty ill over October, so spend a lot of time reading comics. I especially enjoyed the Life is Strange series which tie into the video game of the same name (I fell down a rabbit hole, it was great). I also adored The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara, […]

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#BookEnds2021: September

How did it go?Autmn is the best season for reading, no? We still have the longer hours that make rising early easier than in the dead of winter, but we can also start hibernating with lots of blankets and hot drinks. I am most proud of reading The Little Friend this month – this 500+ […]

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A Wedding Library

In June 2021 I got married (hooray!). It was actually our third attempt at getting married, after COVID-19 meant we had to cancel our plans twice. When asked what we wanted as gifts, my husband and I asked guests, if they wished, to bring a copy of their favourite book. Well, our guests delivered – […]

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#BookEnds2021: August

How did it go?I’m back baby! I got up early before work and read most days this month. Whilst I only finished two of the book ends list, I tried many more. I even went into a bookshop a couple times this month and left empty-handed (truly unheard of). I absolutely adored the queer gothic […]

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#BookEnds2021: July

How did it go?I feel I have a bit of a pattern now! Each month I try to cycle between something new (not on the list), something old (i.e. on the list), and something for book group. I read two books from the Book End list this month – Pine by Francine Toon, a slow […]

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Q&A with Extra Teeth

I was recently published in the third issue of Extra Teeth magazine – you can get your hands on a copy here! I was also lucky enough to receive some mentoring sessions from Extra Teeth, so I spoke with the team about the impact it had on my writing and encourage any other writers to […]

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#BookEnds2021: June

How did it go?So. This month I read absolutely nothing from my book ends list. If you’ve kept up with this blog you’ll have seen how my progress was wobbly for a couple of months, but it totally disappeared this month. I’m prone to beating myself up so, instead of that, I had a think […]

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#BookEnds2021: May

How did it go?What a slog! This month was tough – for nearly all of it I was either packing, moving or unpacking. By the time I reached the end of the month I was so worn out I slept through my alarms – and so missed my early morning reading time. You may notice […]

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Q&A with New Gothic Review

I was recently published by the New Gothic Review in their third issue – you can read my story Thicker than Water online now! I had a chat with the team behind New Gothic Review about gothic fiction, writing advice and inspiration, and the silly divide between genre and literary fiction. You can read that […]