read harder?

If you’re of a bookish disposition and frequent twitter, you may have come across Book Riot’s Read Harder 2017 challenge (and it’s previous iterations). ‘Read Harder’ is basically about challenging yourself to go beyond your default choices to read new or different things. I generally have a mixed response to reading challenges, because I tend […]

on reading YA

(I wrote most of this on Monday and then the week happened…) ‘Grow up and stop reading YA books’. The trope that, apparently, won’t die was kick-started again in Slate last week, when Ruth Graham wrote. Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children. Well, bollocks […]

55 Reading Questions

This bunch of questions showed up – I think on my tumblr dashboard – a while ago, and I’ve been meaning to do it ever since… Favorite childhood book? Swallows and Amazons. Still up there, frankly. Nancy Blackett is my all-time hero. What are you reading right now? Burger’s Daughter by Nadine Gordimer, which I […]