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Hot Milk by Deborah Levy- Book Review

Are you one of them millennials I keep hearing about?  In your 20s, with unfulfilled potential, no money, and feeling generally lost?  Sofia Papastergiadis feels the same way.  25, with an unfinished anthropology doctorate, and working in an artisan coffee shop in London, she hasn’t quite figured life out yet.  I felt like this through most of my twenties, graduating with a history degree and then just working in retail, and generally not having a clue what I wanted to do.

What I feel most is that I am a failure but I would rather work in the Coffee House than be hired to conduct research into why customers prefer one washing machine to another.

Hot Milk

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Sherlock Bones Vol.4 by Yumi Ando and Yuki Sato

I started reading the Sherlock Bones series a few years ago, and had a little break inbetween Vol.3 and Vol.4, which is a shame because it ended in the middle of a mystery!  Sherlock Bones is a tiny, adorable, dog who is really the reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes.  When he puts his pipe in his mouth he can talk to his ‘owner’ Takeru and solve crimes. Continue reading “Sherlock Bones Vol.4 by Yumi Ando and Yuki Sato”

My Heart And Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga- Book Review

I was very much drawn to this from the title.  In my world, you don’t judge a book by its cover but by its title.  Our protagonist, Aysel is a Turkish-American high school student who spends her free time surfing on Smooth Passages, a suicide website (sounds more like anti-constipation website to me). It’s here that she answers a message from FrozenRobot who is looking for a suicide partner to stop him flaking out.

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The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky- Book Review

The Perks of Being A Wallflower is my first book of 2017 and I can’t say it’s a great start.  I finished the book and pretty much just went hmmm… Continue reading “The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky- Book Review”

10 Weird And Wonderful Books To Read

I suppose this is mainly sci-fi and fantasy fiction but some of my picks don’t seem to fall into that category. Or they do really but you might not think they do. And they aren’t necessarily my favourite books ever, or necessarily always a pleasant read but they are worth reading.

  1. Ice by Anna Kavan
  2. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  3. The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adam
  4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  5. Times Arrow by Martin Amis
  6. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  7. Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
  8. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  9. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days by Salman Rushdie
  10. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  11. Ubik by Philip K Dick
  12. This Book Is Full Of Spiders by David Wong

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Love In A Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

Another one I’m sure sister goes on about a lot, ‘Love In A Cold Climate’ by Nancy Mitford, or at least she goes on about the Mitford sisters a lot. The Mitford family were minor aristocrats, and the siblings became famous for their style and varied political leanings.  Nancy Mitford became a writer (obvs), Deborah married a nephew of prime minister Harold Macmillan and joined the Social Democratic Party, Jessica married a nephew of Winston Churchill and then became a communist.

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Book Review- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Well this may be my new favourite book.  It’s not perfect but certainly got me right in the feels. It’s hard to really talk about without giving loads away, and it’s one of those books where little bits of information are drip fed to you until it all comes out.  But then it was made into a film with Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, and Andrew Garfield a few years ago so maybe everyone knows the plot anyway…

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Magaret Atwood- Negotiating With The Dead- Book Review

20161020_185359.jpgI do love Margaret Atwood, but her books are a little erm gut wrenching…so I thought I’d try some of her non-fiction work.  This was actually a series of lectures that she did turned into chapters, I’m not sure it works but that might be because I didn’t understand most of her references.  Continue reading “Magaret Atwood- Negotiating With The Dead- Book Review”

Artist of a Floating World by Kazuo Ishigoro- Book Review

Artist of a Floating World is a short book set in Japan by an author I like about memories, which is the kind of book I read these days. Bought on impulse, what a shock I really liked it. I think it feels like I’m being interesting or daring reading books about foreign countries in the past (so different from now) but really when that’s basically all you read about these days it becomes pretty tame! That isn’t the books fault though. Continue reading “Artist of a Floating World by Kazuo Ishigoro- Book Review”