I think it's fair to say that most serious book-lovers consider a career in publishing at some stage. It's the perfect fit: an opportunity to be at the centre of the industry that has provided you with so much joy. If you're an arts or humanities student without an obvious career path post-gradation, publishing can … Continue reading Getting into publishing: a question of experience?
My September has been rather busy, truth be told. We have some big deadlines coming up at work, which has left me and my colleagues working later into the evening more days than I'd care to count. Thankfully, this hasn't had much of an impact on my reading (which I mostly due while commuting), nor … Continue reading September 2017 book haul
Timely yet timeless, allegorical yet realistic, Mohsin Hamid's Man Booker-shortlisted Exit West is a stunning and heartbreaking novel that explores the extremes people will go to when faced with two equally life-changing experiences: war and love. Exit West is about Saeed and Nadia, who meet at an evening class on corporate identity and product branding and embark on a … Continue reading Book review: Exit West* by Mohsin Hamid
They say good things come in small packages. Sometimes, good reads come in slim paperbacks. I picked up a second-hand copy of Some New Ambush on a whim. At a mere 108 pages long, this short story collection is certainly one of my shortest reads of the year - shorter than both Penguin Modern Poets 3 and Megan Hunter's The … Continue reading Book review: Some New Ambush* by Carys Davies
How do you move on from the mistakes of your past when those mistakes have left you in constant pain and unable to move? Mahsuda Snaith's debut novel is the first I've come across that features a protagonist living with chronic pain syndrome (CPD). For ten years, Ravine Roy has spent the vast majority of … Continue reading Book review: The Things We Thought We Knew* by Mahsuda Snaith
Back in April, I posted my first 2017 round-up, in which I looked back over the books I had read between January and April. I thought I would keep up this routine now that four more months have passed, as the end of August also marks four months since I started Amy's Ever-Growing Bookshelf. I've … Continue reading My 2017 bookshelf, part 2: May-August
Remember when I said I didn't intend to post a haul this month? That I would try to read through my TBR before going out and buying another huge stack of books? Best laid plans, and all of that. I shouldn't have announced that intention because as soon as I did (and before July had … Continue reading August 2017 book haul