The Death Of A Bookshop

Part 1: A resolution to be more sustainable I recently read a book about books. Or, more accurately, a book about selling books. ‘The Diary Of A Bookseller’ by Shaun Bythell is a read I’d recommend for a number of reasons. It made me finally watch ‘Black Books’, a Channel 4 comedy I’d been hoardingContinue reading “The Death Of A Bookshop”

Sunday Shelf Vol. 5

2020 Reading Roundup Since January 2018, I have recorded every book I have completed, with a few notes of what I thought about each one. My reading journal now has three years’ worth of notes, quotes and musings around the literature I’ve consumed. I read thirty-seven books in 2020. (In case anyone’s interested, I readContinue reading “Sunday Shelf Vol. 5”

Sunday Shelf, Vol. 4

Three Recent Reads Something I did a whole lot of in lockdown, not surprisingly, was reading. There were plenty of times when I needed an escape from the stressful scenario we found ourselves in (arguably, that we haven’t left yet!) and my crammed bookshelves were the ideal respite. So for this Sunday Shelf, I thoughtContinue reading “Sunday Shelf, Vol. 4”

Sunday Shelf, Vol. 3

August 9th – Book Lovers’ Day Through the beauty of my twitter trends list this morning, I found out that today is Book Lovers’ Day (known as National Book Lovers’ Day in the USA.) This is a day that screamed out for me to make a return to writing a Sunday Shelf post! I amContinue reading “Sunday Shelf, Vol. 3”

Sunday Shelf, Vol. 2

Anime, Audiobooks and Alexis Ffrench I’m not sure how everything that I came to writing about ended up being something beginning with A… But here they are, three things that are certainly keeping me going at the moment while lockdown carries on and distractions are welcome. Anime is a very new love. Since titles startedContinue reading “Sunday Shelf, Vol. 2”

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini [Review]

I finished reading this book a little over a fortnight ago and I’ve known since then that I wanted to write about it, because reading it was an experience that I am eager to explore and share. The Kite Runner is a bildungsroman published in 2003, charting a journey to adulthood that begins against theContinue reading “The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini [Review]”

#DailyWritingChallenge – Change

As a self-confessed history geek, I have to admit that this blog prompt felt like a lightbulb moment for me. I loved history at school, and fondly remember the themes of ‘change’ and ‘continuity being imprinted on my mind as they arose time and time again. There is no doubt that the period we fndContinue reading “#DailyWritingChallenge – Change”