13: Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough – John J. Ross

Book 13/52 – Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough: Diagnosing the Medical Groans and Last Gasps of Ten Great Writers, John J. Ross M.D. (2014). The Last Bookshop, Bristol – 2 for £5. We’ve made it to April everybody! Congratulations all – it is a little terrifying to think that we are technically a 3rd of the way through the year. Where does the time go? … Continue reading 13: Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough – John J. Ross

12: The Machine Stops – E.M. Forster

Book 12/52 – The Machine Stops & The Celestial Omnibus, E.M. Forster (1928 & 1911). Yet another lend from a friend. Happy Easter everybody! Or happy bank holiday if you are non-religious/non-chocolate worshipping. I hope you’re making the most of the long weekend – or maybe like me you are getting in a load of reading and National Trust house visiting with the family. I … Continue reading 12: The Machine Stops – E.M. Forster

11: To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

Book 11/52 – To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf (1927). The Last Bookshop, Bristol – 2 for £5 A mid-week treat for all you book lovers out there! I decided to catch up by reading a couple of little books this week, so here’s the 1st instalment. I have been meaning to read To the Lighthouse for ions – especially since having read Orlando a few … Continue reading 11: To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

10: Black and British – David Olusoga

Book 10/52 – Black and British: A Forgotten History, David Olusoga (2016). Waterstones purchase with Christmas voucher. Hello folks! My book schedule is all out of whack due to reading this monstrosity. As you have probably seen from my update the other day (see here) this book has put me through a brief hiatus on the old blog, it’s taken so long to finish this … Continue reading 10: Black and British – David Olusoga

Where I am At

Hello book people! It has been a little while, I have to confess. I am still on track for and working towards my 52 books in year goal…but for my current read I happened to pick a little 526 page non-fiction number on ‘the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean.’ It is a great book, super interesting. … Continue reading Where I am At

9: Women & Power – Mary Beard

Book 9/52 – Women & Power: A Manifesto, Mary Beard (2017). Yet another flat mate loan (different flat mate). Happy Sunday book fans. I am inconsolable today – let me tell you why. All the lovely white stuff that has been falling from the sky, whilst it has meant snow days working from home and lots of hot chocolates, has also meant chaos, and the … Continue reading 9: Women & Power – Mary Beard

8: The Planet Remade – Oliver Morton

Book 8/52 – The Planet Remade, Oliver Morton (2015). Waterstones, Bristol – £9.99: Christmas gift card. Dia dhuit readers! Apologies for the delay on the book review this week, but I am currently in Dublin at the moment. Been very busy being drunk, hungover, or walking around in the cold. Just been taking an extended weekend mini break – decided the visit the Emerald Isle … Continue reading 8: The Planet Remade – Oliver Morton