If you like a good burger and you’re in Glasgow but you’ve not been to Bread Meats Bread I want to know what you’ve been playing at. The City Centre and the West End branches are both amazing and serve up arguably the best burgers in the city. When Bread Meats Bread announced they were… Continue reading Brunch at ‘Babs, Glasgow
Does Amazon send you countless emails with offers on books? Do you look, just in case there’s something you actually want to read? Do you end up buying virtual stacks of them at £0.99 and £1.49 just because you can’t not own this text if that’s the price? I’m sure this is why half the… Continue reading Book review: Wolf Hall
Back in January, I set myself a Goodreads reading challenge for the year. In 2016 I’d managed to read 46 books, having set myself the target of reading 30. This year I thought I’d read 45. I’d considered going higher but at the time I still had my thesis to correct, and I knew that… Continue reading Goodreads reading challenge 2017: Success!
This beautiful Folio Society Edition of P.G. Wodehouse’s Leave it to Psmith was a Christmas gift from P a few years back (he also got me a gorgeous old edition of Wordsworth poetry because he’s just that wonderful). I’ve never really read any Wodehouse before, although I’ve seen a few of the old Fry and Laurie… Continue reading Book review: Leave it to Psmith
My sister likes books but she doesn’t find as much time to read as I do, so I was surprised years ago when she picked up a copy of Cloud Atlas, apparently on a whim. I was less surprised when she brought it to me asking if I wanted it because she was never going… Continue reading Book review: Cloud Atlas
When I was a teenager, specifically, when I was 13 back in 2002 I had a tendency to fall through books. They became an obvious Christmas or birthday gift and that year my grandmother gave me Decipher by Stel Pavlou, reasoning that, given its length, it should keep me busy for a while. Somehow, in… Continue reading Book review: Decipher
The Immortals is yet another example of Amazon tempting me with their Kindle offers. Last year in November they made it available for £1.49 and I snapped it up and then forgot about it until I finished reading Eleanor & Park for my book club and was casting about for something new to read. In… Continue reading Book review: The Immortals