A profile of one of my favourite British independent publishers: Salt Publishing.
Last summer, I compiled a list of the books I was looking forward to reading before the end of the year. That post turned out doubly successful for me: not only did I end up reading all my chosen books, but they all turned out to be favourites of mine. In the hope of replicating … Continue reading Anticipated reads, January-June 2018
Since my last book haul post covered October and early November, I thought I would hold off on this one until the end of December to make sure I had plenty to talk about. In other words, I wanted to wait and see what Santa might have brought me. That didn't stop me picking up a … Continue reading November and December 2017 book haul
Happy 2018 everyone! Hope the year ahead is a good one for you - and for the world at large. This is my final reading round-up of 2017; I posted part 1 back in April, and part 2 in August. I read 13 books over the last four months, bringing my total for the year … Continue reading My 2017 bookshelf, part 3: September-December
Following yesterday's post about my favourite novels of 2017, here are my favourite short story collections and non-fiction reads. As with the last post, these aren't in any particular order, or aiming for a particular number; they are just the books that have stuck with me long after I finished reading them. For the short … Continue reading Favourite reads of 2017, part 2: short story collections and non-fiction
It's December. I've read a lot of books this year. So, logically, it is time for me to share with you some of my favourites. Since I am terrible at narrowing down a shortlist, I thought I would divide this post into two parts: one for novels, and another for short stories and non-fiction (no … Continue reading Favourite reads of 2017, part 1: novels
It will come as no shock to anyone for me to admit that I buy quite a lot of books. In spite of endless attempts to "be good" and save a little money, my willpower crumbles at the first sight of a decently stocked bookshop. Over the years, I've also gotten into the habit of … Continue reading Book-buying without the guilt: buying from independent bookshops and publishers