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Thirty for Thirty pt. 2

Even though I am now two months into my thirties, I thought I would continue with my Thirty for Thirty series as you were so receptive to it.  Thank you to those who reassured me how liberating I would find turning thirty as I can now say that -so far- my thirties rock!  I really [...]

Books, Red Wine and Chocolate

When I’m reading I do like doing it with a cuppa and some chocolate; I have also been known to have a glass of wine in one hand and a book in the other.  When I was given the opportunity to review chocolate with red wine, it was an offer I could not decline.  I [...]

Review-a-thon: Bone, Blankets, and The Finishing School

In the aftermath of consecutive Angela Carter month and Persephone Reading Week, I have a lot of blogging to catch up with.  I have a few weeks’ worth of reviews to be scheduled and haven’t yet reviewed those books read during the read-a-thon that I participated in early April.  This post is actually micro-reveiws of [...]

“She will never have the chance to shock us at 70.”

Today would have been Angela Carter’s seventieth birthday, had she lived and not died at the age of fifty-one from cancer.  The words of Lorna Sage in her obituary of Carter, “She will never have the chance to shock us at 70”, is unbearably poignant today.  The world lost an amazing literary talent and although [...]

Carter Collation Post V

Where has April gone? My Angela Carter month has now drawn to a close and I am both saddened that it has come to an end and delighted at the reception it has received.  I would like to extend thanks to those who have participated in the month by reading and reviewing Angela Carter’s books, [...]

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