Tag: reading

Do you read introductions?

Introductions: you can find them at the beginning of so many books, from novels to poetry to short story collections – but do you read them? In fiction, an introduction is usually written by someone who is not… Read More

Reading year in review: 2017

2017 is over, and I’m proud to say that I read 56 books this year! That’s the basic story, but I’ve got statistics, so if you’re daft for data then come and deep dive with me… The extremes… Read More

On losing favourites

One of the toughest questions you can ask a book-lover has to be: ‘What is your favourite book?’ For most of us the answer is far more complicated than simply naming a title, because our favourites likely change… Read More

My road to science fiction

I’ve had a bit of an epiphany in the last few months: I LOVE science fiction. This may not seem like a massive revelation, but I feel like I have definitely, if not hidden my love of science fiction*… Read More

So good, I had to stop reading

“I couldn’t put it down” is common praise for a really good book. It means that the story is so interesting, the characters so compelling that you just have to carry on reading. But have you ever come across… Read More