Category Archives: Reading Challenge

Literary Trail IV: “Shamrocks, St. Patrick and leprechauns” – The Begorrathon Reading Ireland month – March 2016

Dear All, It can’t just be a happy coincidence. Am tickled pink, having just recently spent a truly joyous evening up at Montmartre as a very thrilled guest of the Global Nomads book group. Like Lucy and Sarah at Hard Book Habit … Continue reading

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Two on the trot: it’s definitely holiday time… Throwing down the gauntlet – The TBR Triple Dog Dare 1st January to 1st April 2016

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.“ Thus spake T.S. Eliot quite some time ago, and part of beginning every new … Continue reading

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Wish List 2016: New Year’s Resolutions, plus The BBC’s 100 Greatest British Novels

Well, it wouldn’t feel right to end the year without a nosy at what everyone is deeming the best reads of the year. The New York Times includes Elena Ferrante’s twin protagonists and Helen Macdonald’s in its 10 Best Books of … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge from January 2015

It’s Mother’s Day here in France – so go ahead and indulge me. Am totally smitten by a beautiful yet much unneeded book I ended up buying (myself, any excuse) in W H Smith on the rue de Rivoli just recently … Continue reading

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BBC’s ‘The Big Read’ – the best loved novels of all time

‘There is nothing like a dame, Jane…with a lengthy book list’…  ‘Hear, hear, Elizabeth…’ Thanks to Clare’s recent posting on A Little Blog of Books, I learnt that tonight is World Book Night, celebrating reading and sharing good reads with people … Continue reading

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Baileys’ Prize for Women’s Fiction # Thisbook campaign

The #Thisbook campaign was launched a year ago by the Baileys’ Prize for Fiction team – and subsequently thousands of readers went on to put it to the vote. Here are the overall winners: how many have you read ? … Continue reading

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Setting the Baileys’s challenge

Up until a couple of years ago, I used to wait with baited breath to find out what the latest ‘Orange Prize for Fiction’ choice was – the award was given to a novel written by a woman, and the … Continue reading

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