I seem to have been lucky enough to discover a wealth of new books recently – a number of the books that I have borrowed from my local library have been published in the last year, and even this year! I enjoy getting my hands on brand new fiction; there’s a sense of privilege that… Continue reading More than a murder mystery: Little Deaths by Emma Flint
‘They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved and how. And how much. […] It was a time when the unthinkable became thinkable and the impossible really happened.’ Every once in a while, you’ll read a book that stuns… Continue reading ‘Love. Madness. Hope. Infinite Joy.’: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
I’ve just finished re-reading this superb, yet chilling, novel by Margaret Atwood, and it’s left me with a whirling mass of thoughts and ideas. I first read The Handmaid’s Tale a few years ago when I was studying for my A Levels in college, and I remember feeling almost overwhelmed by the power of the… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale: A novel for our times?
My first read of 2017 was one that has been on my list for a few months. Grief is the Thing with Feathers is Max Porter’s first novel, which is why it seemed fitting to kick off the new year with. However, any preconceptions I’d had about it were scattered to the wind as soon… Continue reading Life, death and everything in between: Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter
I’ve always loved reading. From a young age I was a voracious reader, spending hours devouring books of all genres, constantly aiming to read more challenging, more exciting books (I even used to borrow whatever my Dad was reading, sometimes before he’d had a chance to turn to page 1 himself). Libraries were a haven… Continue reading To begin at the beginning
My name is Nia, I’m 25 and live in Cardiff. I’m the definition of a book lover, but in recent years my ‘to-be-read’ pile has become tall enough to rival some of the world’s largest structures. I want to get back into books again and make time for my biggest source of enjoyment. My blog,… Continue reading About Novel Observations