Category Archives: Books

Dangerous Books

Sandra Lindsey/ August 1, 2017/ Books/ 3 comments

There’s different types of dangerous books. We’ve all heard tales about books which are directly dangerous to your health: either the arcane knowledge they contain will drive you mad, cause you to become possessed, or some other terrible fate – possibly ending with the book reading you rather than the other way around! These kind of tomes (they nearly always

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Parachutes and Petticoats

Sandra Lindsey/ February 10, 2017/ Books/ 0 comments

I think it was the title which most caught my eye when I came across this book last autumn and added it to my wishlist. In typical Honno style (yes, it’s another book published by Honno – in my experience that guarantees quality) it’s both lighthearted and serious. Deadly serious, you could say, since the book is a collection of

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Chocolat

Sandra Lindsey/ January 22, 2017/ Books/ 0 comments

Fourth of the five books I chose for the “Read 5 books in January” challenge, “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris has been on my list of “books I should read at some point” for well over a decade. The main reason it’s languished there so long is that I watched the film first – and knew from the DVD commentaries that the

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A View across the Valley

Sandra Lindsey/ January 20, 2017/ Books/ 0 comments

“A View across the Valley: Short Stories by Women from Wales c. 1850-1950” was one of the first Honno books I added to my wishlist after attending their 30th birthday celebration last September. One of the speakers, talking about the diversity of the Honno Classics series, spoke quite movingly about compiling this anthology: discovering Welsh womens’ writing in old publications,

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Gaudy Night

Sandra Lindsey/ January 10, 2017/ Books/ 0 comments

I’m not sure I should admit this, given the company I often keep at writerly events, but… Gaudy Night is the first of Dorothy L Sayers’s Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries I have ever read! I’ve been aware of his importance in the canon of literary detectives, and have occasionally heard part of a radio adaptation on Radio 4, but those adaptations haven’t

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Beguiling Miss Bennet

Sandra Lindsey/ January 3, 2017/ Books/ 0 comments

So I finished the first of my 5 Books for January. Beguiling Miss Bennet is collection of Austen-inspired short stories published by Honno Press. I added it to my Amazon wishlist after being impressed by Honno’s attitude and values when I attended their 30th birthday shindig back in September. But that’s really just me waffling, and avoiding the crux of the

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Lots of reading to be done!

Sandra Lindsey/ January 1, 2017/ Books/ 0 comments

The lovely @sexblogofsorts over on Twitter has invited anyone who wishes to, to join in her #charliesnanoremo by reading 5 books this month. Here’s mine: I feel like I’m cheating as these books were all Christmas gifts, I read pretty quickly, and I generally do read Christmas books during January. So I’m going to commit to posting something about each

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