Category Archives: Books

Chekhov, comfort reads and the crouching monster

A long overdue update on some books I’ve read and a play I’ve seen (yay! I’ve actually been to the theatre!) I saw Benedict Andrews’ adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters at the Young Vic. I’ve seen this play once before … Continue reading

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Catching up

I didn’t really mean to let this blog go silent for so long. I’ve been desperate to write a post about the fantastic Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton for ages, but despite telling myself several times that I would sit … Continue reading

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Bingeing on Barnes (and other recent reading)

A new post! In which I attempt to sum up, in as few words as possible, some of the books I’ve read in the last few months. Barnes binge Julian Barnes, that is. I’d never read him before, but had … Continue reading

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Recent reading and other bits of waffle

Two months is a long blogging holiday to take, even by my standards. In theory I should have had lots of time to do things like blogging because I’ve only been working part-time, but this hasn’t been the case. The … Continue reading

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Reading notes

I can see this being a stuttery sort of post, as I haven’t blogged since December and so I’m out of practice. But I have finished reading a few books since then, and I know that thoughts about them will … Continue reading

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