The government is extremely talented at keeping things from laypeople and brushing things that will be of detriment to them financially under the carpet. One such thing is climate change. Does the reduction of emissions negatively affect big corporations? Yes. Therefore, it has been swept aside and laughed about for decades. Countless numbers of scientists… Continue reading Currently Reading – The Truth of Climate Change and How We Can Change in Response
Recently I have been completely absent from the book community, and having spent some time away, am ready to immerse myself back into this wonderful thing that I love to do. We lost our dog Ruby, after which I took a short break, because I wasn't reading anything, nor did I have the drive to… Continue reading Where Have I Been?
Publisher: Jacaranda Format: Hardback Pages: 264 Rating: 5/5 Book Depository: Hardback Abeo is a happy, healthy nine year old living in West Africa with her loving parents. She is comfortable and safe. That is, until her father falls victim to a string of bad luck. Then Abeo's life changes forever. Her father takes her to a shrine to… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Praise Song for the Butterflies
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Format: E-arc Release Date: 15/04/2019 Rating: 2/5 Thank you to NetGalley who sent me this e-arc in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of short stories surrounding how the narratives we tell affect our identities, and how an unreliable narrator can warp history. They each surround a person telling somebody else's… Continue reading ARC Review – Use Your Imagination!
Publisher: Fairlight Books Format: Paperback Pages: 188 Rating: 4/5 Sophie van Llewyn's Bottled Goods explores themes of love, family, marriage and communism through a collection of flash fiction. These excerpts give us an insight into Alina's struggles after her brother-in-law defects to France from a troubled Romania. She begins to lose faith in her marriage and all… Continue reading Women’s Prize Longlist Review – Bottled Goods
Publisher: Hutchinson Format: Hardback Pages: 351 Rating: 4/5 Daisy Jones and the Six are a fictional seventies rock band that Taylor Jenkins Reid has created a back story for through the medium of interviews. The book follows the band's various members' recollections of their time being famous, which highlights how people can remember events differently. Initially, Daisy Jones appears… Continue reading Review – Daisy Jones and the Six
I haven't been buying books recently, because I am currently in between jobs (hopefully my interview tomorrow will change this). However, my partner did buy these three for us to share, because he has gotten back into reading this year. Coincidentally, they all start with the letter 'P', which probably stands for 'please don't… Continue reading Book Haul – April 2019