Friday Reads: Daphne du Maurier and Mary Stewart

Happy [Memorial Day/Bank Holiday] Weekend!! Hope you all have some lovely plans. I'll be heading to my family's place at the river, and I'll be bringing books by two of my favorite authors with me. I always over-estimate the amount of time I'll have free for reading, but hopefully I can squeeze in some time... Continue Reading →

Bookish Buzz: Virago Modern Classics Celebrates 40 Years

As many of you may be aware, Virago Modern Classics is turning forty! To commemorate this momentous occasion, the "international publisher of books by women" will be releasing a special collection of titles on May 3rd. Thanks to Virago, readers have been introduced (or re-introduced) to nearly 700 books by neglected women writers over the decades. It's an... Continue Reading →

A Few Persephone Readalikes

For the Day Five #PersephoneReadathon Read This Challenge, I'm here with a few book recommendations based on specific Persephone titles. I've also included three bonus books that fans of Persephone Books might want to pick up. If you adored Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield... you might also like The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by... Continue Reading →

Christmas Book Haul

Here are the lovely books I got for Christmas. Let me know if you've read any of these, and which ones I should read first!   The Far Cry, Emma Smith The Village, Marghanita Laski 84, Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff (also includes The Duchess of Bloomsbury) Autumn, Ali Smith  Someone at a Distance, Dorothy Whipple The... Continue Reading →