Archive for the ‘Stacks’ Category

I’ve been AWOL last few weeks, as I’ve been moving house, and working overtime! Not the best combination. The new place still doesn’t have internet, but, thank god for tethering. I apologise for disappearing into thin air, but hopefully, I’m back! I’ve got two books still to review, from my reading in March, plus I […]


I’ve had a slow reading week! Still got hundred odd pages of Middlesex to finish – yes, I know I’ve been reading it forever, but, I’ve been busy, and driving up to Manchester midweek for the game didn’t really help! Not that I’m complaining… what a cracking game that was! Anyway, I had an amazing […]


I’ve had a pretty fantastic female reading month in February. It’s not something I’ve ever done knowingly, or inadvertently before, so, I was ecstatic with the results! Seriously! I mean, a Sarah Waters book was the biggest disappointment – that’s got to be a good reading month, right? So, following on from my Fantastic Female […]


I’ve disappeared into the oblivion again, but, in my defence, work’s caught up with me and my exhaustion levels have hit new highs. This is just a quick post, about my February reading plans. I still have my weekly 2666 post to do, and another review coming up, but, let’s put that on hold for […]


As some of you may already know, I was quite disillusioned with the top 20 books that defined the noughties, according to The Telegraph website. Yep, I know that was a list of books that defined the noughties, as opposed to being the best books of the decade, but, it still left a lot to […]


The Telegraph has done a feature on the hundred books that defined the noughties. I’m listing the top twenty here: 20. Schott’s Original Miscellany – Ben Schott 19. Snow – Orhan Pamuk 18. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini 17. Madoff: the Man Who Stole $65 billion – Erin Arvedlund 16. The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency […]


It’s not that I’ve been neglecting my blog. It’s not that I’ve not been reading. It’s just that I’m really ill, with an “upper chest infection”. It’s not swine flu, which is a good thing… but, it does mean I’ve been on antibiotics, and in bed, and incapable of doing anything. No TV, no internet, […]