Harmless Like You, by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Oh yes, I read quickly. Book number two in this year’s #52booksin52weeks challenge is Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s first novel, Harmless Like You. Mum handed this on (there are many perks to being related to a Crofton Park Library volunteer).

Buchanan & Oldroyd and the Camberwell Nursery

Mum and I spent an hour or five fossicking in the Southwark Local History archive on Friday. I was looking for local maps for a quilt idea and I thought I’d confirm a couple of family/local history connections.

Melmoth, by Sarah Perry

Melmoth is the first of the 52 books in 52 weeks. I’m still digesting the story (it takes a while to sink in), but I thought it might be good to write down my thoughts. The trouble with ploughing through a book a week is that you lose out on thinking time. I’ve only read…

52 books in 52 weeks

Well, let’s get started. Here’s another thing that I try with an initial burst of enthusiasm, and maybe it’ll still be going in March. I used to read like a muvva. I read anything; labels, backs of serial packets, actual books, bus tickets (we used to add the numbers up on the old RM tickets…

No promises

In which I offer a raft of excuses about not blogging that much…