Straight up, where does the year go?! Honestly, it felt like last week I was thinking about the #manbookerinternational shortlist – yes us, bookworms remember the passage of time via bookish events and books we’ve read… (surely i’m not the only one…) so without further ado, let us begin! *party popper emoji* Expectations aka. What […]
This year’s longlist? Exciting, predictable yet surprising with a few books I had not known existed.
A novel filled with such warmth and definitely worth the hype.
Still can’t believe it’s July and that time is just a human construct because. it. feels. so. damned. real. Here they are. The best books I’ve picked up this year. The Mothers by Brit Bennett Read in January – 5/5 stars It’s like Adichie and Morrison had a lovechild. It’s like Adichie wrote Morrison’s Sula: characters […]
“What is it about meter and cadence and rhythm that makes their makers mad?”
“Josie thinks that the problem with being a writer is that you miss a lot of your life wondering if the things that happen to you are good enough to use in a story, and most of the time they’re not and you have to make shit up anyway.”
My favourite form, my preferred mode of writing, the highlight of my dream of a mediocre life – is the short story. I can understand why people mightn’t adore poetry, but the short story, there’s no excuse, why you can read one in twenty minutes, a novel on your lunch break! And there’s every kind […]