A Q&A With Blotted Ink Books

I won’t chatter on too much at the start of this post. I’m sure readers you will have seen that I have spent the month of May reading historical fiction. I have been blogging on the subject of why I love the genre (here), where you should begin if you want to start reading it… Continue reading A Q&A With Blotted Ink Books

The Popularity of Retellings: Why have they become our new literary obsession?

Bookworms tend to be slightly obsessive. I count myself among that number. I collect books at a rate which makes my bank balance dwindle and bookshelves sag. I talk about books with anyone who will listen and feel slightly uncomfortable when daily life requires me to be seperated from my current read. That scene in… Continue reading The Popularity of Retellings: Why have they become our new literary obsession?

The World That We Knew: Using folklore to explore the darkness hours of human history

I’ll begin by saying that this is probably one of the best books I read last year. In fact it has taken me so long to write a review because I really don’t have the words to say how incredible this novel was.  This piece of magical realism is set in the Second World War,… Continue reading The World That We Knew: Using folklore to explore the darkness hours of human history

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

I’m writing this review still somewhat spellbound by the incredible Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. I’m not alone as this tale (or tales) told by multiple interconnected narrators has not only been shortlisted for the Booker Prize but has also garnered seemingly universal praise from critics and the bookstagram community alike.  Whilst each of… Continue reading Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo