Or, rather, my week is. My February in fact has been very much focussed on Dr. Ruth Galloway; insecure, studious, knowledgeable, wonderful Ruth. And gruff DCI Harry Nelson, out of place and missing Blackpool. Not to forget Cathbad! Oh my favourite Druid! Yes, guys. One of the main characters is a druid. On March 1st… Continue reading It’s all about Ruth Galloway
Hey, I don’t just write about books. Sometimes I talk about them too and you can see my face, which could be nice occasionally I guess??
Autumn is drawing in and I don’t know about you, but the idea of standing around a park to catch that elusive Pikachu is becoming less appealing by the day. Autumn is by far my favourite season – not least because it heralds the most important point of the year, my birthday. Crunchy leaves and cardigans… Continue reading What you need to read this September
It is a rare thing for me to give up on a book. Generally, I will persist far past the point of enjoyment, not necessarily for completion’s sake, but I wonder if you can truly get a good feel for a novel if you haven’t taken it to the very end. Today, I have given up… Continue reading The Bailey’s Book Reviews: The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
Deja vu is a funny thing. That sense of repetition, unmistakable sameness. When I began reading Gorsky, I began to feel it completely. At first I thought hey, maybe it’s because Nik is a bookseller. I carried on. Gorsky arrived in his magnificence, Natalia entered the narrative as a beautiful, intelligent and sad presence in… Continue reading The Bailey’s Book Reviews: Gorsky by Vesna Goldsworthy
Graphic novels were a thing that happened to me when I started my masters degree, moving closer to one of my top nerd pals who started slipping me copies of Walking Dead and Preacher. I knew I’d like them, given the opportunity to engage and a little guidance from where to start – same for… Continue reading Reading Round Up: Graphic novels about girls oh my
When the men were off somewhere, he would come visiting their wives more solicitously than any priest they’d ever had before… Penguin’s Little Black Classics collections starts off with a collection of four short stories, or “bawdy tales” as the black cover blurb suggests. The stories are taken from Boccaccio’s The Decameron, translated by Peter Hainsworth.… Continue reading 80 for 80, No.1: Rosie and the Priest – Giovanni Boccaccio