2023 – The year of….

I’ve decided to do something a little different with my blog this year. Instead of trying to write a detailed review of a single book once a week (it’s always been the aim but unfortunately never the outcome!) I’ve decided to write bi-weekly posts sharing what I’ve been reading. So instead of a single review…

Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett | Book Review

I picked up Checkout 19 purely because of its cover, it reminded me of Cleopatra and Frankenstein, by Coco Mellors, a book I absolutely loved, so I felt instantly drawn to it and I’m glad I did. The story is essentially a relationship between a young woman and (European) literature. It’s a coming of age…

Oh William! & Vladimir: The wonderful world of books with older women protagonists.

I also appreciated the way the author talked about and dealt with the aging process and the significant role it plays in the lives of women. The many changes a women’s body goes through after childbirth and the obsessions we can develop on any particular part of our bodies, after someone compliments it. From ears, to knees to ankles, a single comment, even by a stranger, can take a hold over a person. The preparation we go through when faced with the possibility of meeting someone, and how age can affect that process. I love reading about women and our struggles and how differently we approach things at various stages of our lives.