‘Twas the night before Hay… This year I will join the throng of Hay-goers heading for Britain’s most famous book festival – an event famously described by Bill Clinton as “The Woodstock of the mind”!
Described as “a brilliantly irreverent satire of Fleet Street and its hectic pursuit of hot news”, I was unfortunately unable to connect with Scoop – one of Evelyn Waugh’s most popular novels.
This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover some of the best writing about books on the blogosphere and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.
Book Jotter is the fourth stop on Lev Parikian’s great Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear? Blog Tour. Grab your bins and join in the fun!
An uplifting exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.
It is 130 years since the publication of Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy, a novel about the unfulfilled lives of Victorian women. We look back at the short but controversial life of its author.
This week we appraise books read and reviewed, have fun spelling our name in books, announce the Wales Book of the Year 2018 Short List, and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Net.
Song Castle is an exuberant caper through 12th-century Wales in the company of poets and musicians from all corners of the known world as they gather to compete for a permanent place at a Welsh Prince’s table.
Everyone in the book blogging community seems to be jumping on the My Blog’s Name in Books bandwagon, so why not me, too?
This week we look at books read and reviewed, see what’s happening with Dewithon 2019, discover an exciting new literary talent and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.
The gripping and elegiac stories of eight lost books, and the mysterious circumstances behind their disappearances.
In the second of our occasional features about Wales to be posted in the run-up to Dewithon 2019, we look forward to International Dylan Thomas Day on 14th May, and look back at a memorable performance from 2003.
A deft, dazzling, diligently researched debut about a literary icon and his beautiful, wealthy, spoiled Swans.
This week we appraise books read and reviewed, look forward to the 1944 Club, give you the latest updates on Dewithon 2019 and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Net.
This is a literary wish-list, but absolutely not, in any way, shape or form a book bucket list!
Can we ever be wholly free? In this book Margaret Atwood holds a mirror up to our own world. The reflection we are faced with, of men and women in prisons literal and metaphorical, is frightening but not without hope.
Collaborative book blogging: My last minute contribution to the 1977 Club.
This week we look at books read and reviewed, see what’s happening with Dewithon 2019, catch up with the latest book-blogging events and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Internet.
Meet Me at the Museum is an epistolary story of love and selflessness. It put a smile on this reader’s face.