Halloween BooOOok Club

Our book club pick for Halloween is Angela Carter’s horror-filled collection of short stories, The Bloody Chamber. What an incredible choice, once again. We truly are on fire with the book club picks. I am super excited to read The Bloody Chamber, it’s hailed as one of the 20th Century’s greatest collections of short storiesContinue reading “Halloween BooOOok Club”

Let’s get spooky – I read the Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

What, you’re telling me you’ve never spent the summer in a mysterious isolated house in the middle of nowhere with a group of people you don’t know after being invited by a doctor that you’ve never met? So, I started The Haunting of Hill House (1959) in July and never finished it. But with theContinue reading “Let’s get spooky – I read the Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson”

Swimming in the Dark – Thoughts and Questions

I’m not crying, you are. Our Book Club pick for September was the incredible Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski, a coming-of-age love story set in Soviet-controlled Poland. A one-way ticket to heartbreak city and a dive into an otherwise forgotten slice of history, this has to be one of my favourite books ofContinue reading “Swimming in the Dark – Thoughts and Questions”

Ohh, she’s COMMUNIST communist – Reading Guns Under the Bed by Jody Forrester

USA. LBJ. LSD. We’re going back to the swinging 60s, except this time, McCarthyism is long gone so we’re joining a hierarchical communist revolutionary group, carrying ammunition and sticking it to the man, comrade. A few weeks ago, the lovely people at Odyssey Books sent me Jody Forrester’s new book, Guns Under the Bed, toContinue reading “Ohh, she’s COMMUNIST communist – Reading Guns Under the Bed by Jody Forrester”