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2016: My Year In Books

2016: My Year In Books

I am really, really pleased with the books I read in 2016. And I tried to get better about making some quick notes as I did so... partly to remember more,[...]
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2015: My Year In Books

2015: My Year In Books

After a dip in 2014, this year I returned to my upward curve for number of books read. And yes, while caring about the raw number is silly, it's also a[...]
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2014: My Year In Books

2014: My Year In Books

Confession: this year, I failed in my reading target of reading 'at least one more book than last year', which would have required a minimum of 31. I could make[...]
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The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, but never got around to finishing it off. But I like the idea of putting a blog on auto-pilot, so I'm setting[...]
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Love Letters to the Home Office

Love Letters to the Home Office

Tonight I was invited by Abbi to join the book launch of Love Letters to the Home Office, a collection of stories about families kept apart by the UK's 2012 immigration laws.[...]
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2013: My Year In Books

2013: My Year In Books

Success! For another year running, I've managed to meet my target of reading at least one more than last year's total. And here they were: Having discovered Ishiguro last year, in[...]
2012: My Year In Books

2012: My Year In Books

Thanks to beauty of Goodreads, here's what I've read in 2012: I immensely enjoyed reading The Remains of the Day - my first book of 2012 - but regard it even[...]
Book Review

Book Review

So this is an experiment, inspired entirely by watching Tash this morning, at reviewing the books I've read during 2011 so far. My tastes are perhaps rather eccentric, so this[...]