The Patient Assassin, by Anita Anand

This is a bit of a cheat because I began the audio book in 2019 and switched to the actual book in 2020. I liked the audio book; Anita Anand is a seasoned broadcaster and her narration was great, but I kept missing nuances that I wanted to revise, which is quite hard in an…

52 books in 52 weeks reboot

I’m trying 52 books in 52 weeks again because I felt bad about abandoning the venture last year. My reasons were sound – I started an Open University post-graduate course in Technology Enhanced Learning and then about six weeks after that I landed a new job, so my brain was too fried with learning theory…

In the Woods (in progress): Tana French

Oh dear… Well, my course has somewhat taken over the reading. Three nights a week I’m online, doing a MOOC on FutureLearn (MOOCs are vv interesting btw), and then I spend most of the weekend doing uni work. It’s going to be like this for the next six months or so. I thought there would…

My Thoughts Exactly, by Lily Allen (audiobook)

I occasionally indulge in the odd celeb biography. They’re usually ghost-written and quite bland, but sometimes you’ll find something that makes them a little less dull. I rather liked Victoria Beckham’s slightly breathless, dry wit, even though I wasn’t that much of a Spice Girls fan. I’m not a Lily Allen fan either. Her songs…

Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay

Back to reading after the last couple of weeks of cat-centred mayhem. I wanted something lighter and started reading Talk to the Tail by Tom Cox, but then, events, dear reader, events… So I picked up something at random from the bookshelf. Roxane Gay’s book of essays was lent by my friend Claire years ago…