The Yiddish Policeman’s Union – Review 3*

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union – by Michael Chabon 3.5 Stars truly. I enjoyed Chabon’s prose, I think his writing is engaging and descriptive and lyrical and interesting and I would definitely consider reading another book by him on that merit alone. The story itself was an intriguing one, I...

Multiple Reviews

A selection of short reviews rather than a new post for each – it seems a little tidier. Amber and Dusk by Lyra Selene I read this book spread out over about six months in little pieces. Every time I read it, I loved it, but I can’t give...

Only The Ocean – Review 2*

Only the Ocean – by Natasha Carthew Natasha Carthew uses an interesting prose for which she is often praised – according to the book’s opening pages. And I sort of liked it. I certainly did at first, it’s got a sort of charm to it. But then I found...

How To Be Champion – Review, 5*

How To Be Champion – by Sarah Millican I laughed, a lot. Not out loud, I was at work/on the bus and I’m not an out loud laugher but I came close with this book, definitely a few cheeky chuckles in place. Sarah Millican is Champion. This book is...

The Darkest Bloom – Review, 5*

The Darkest Bloom (Shadowscent #1) – by P. M. Freestone So these days I have my “work-read” book, my “chores” (audio)book, and my “bedside” book. Sorry Amber & Dusk I’ve been going straight to sleep lately which is why you’re sitting there unfinished. And normally that works, even books...

Consent in Literature

So, following on from my review for What If It’s Us by Becky Abertalli and Adam Silvera I want to talk about sexual consent in literature. CW: Frank discussion of sex, consensual or otherwise. I’ve read a handful of books recently that have had sexual content. I want to...

Kugali Anthology – Review, 4*

Kugali Anthology Vol. 1 by Jasonas Lamy, Hafeez Oluwa, Aiman Mimiko, Juni Ba, Keenan Kornegay, Ziki Nelson, Gbenle Maverick (Illustrator), Carlos Montenegro (Illustrator) , Cristina Alvarez (Illustrator) I enjoyed the art work but I’ll be honest, I can’t say for sure I was following the stories. I’m not sure...