Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a compelling read with themes of motherhood, cultural identity and what shapes us. It was heart rending at times. Although my book group found there to be sympathetic elements to her I thought Mrs Richardson was odious. It’s a while since […]
The Island Home by Libby Page My rating: 2 of 5 stars This is the story of a woman in her 40s returning to the Hebridean Island she run away from when she was 18. I found all the characters likeable and sympathetic to some degree, and the landscape and community were nicely depicted. On […]
This wonderful song from the exquisitely voiced Kate Rusby is especially chosen with the RNLI in mind. It still blows my mind that they are getting so much hate for rescuing people from the Channel. Families, children, cold, scared, in serious danger, rescued by the brave RNLI volunteers. Of course there are issues with illegal […]
I first heard this a few months ago and it had been a regular listen ever since. It was made in the heart of lockdown and definitely has those vibes. I find its mix of sadness and hope irresistible. Written by Michael Stipe and Aaron Dessner, produced by Aaron Dessner, with Orchestration by Bryce Dessner, […]
A friend recently introduced me to this and it’s so beautiful I’ve been listening to it pretty much every day since. The video is wonderful too. It actually made me laugh when I first watched it but it’s very sad too in a way. John Grant – GMF, video directed by Lucy Luscombe. From the […]
I have been riding some ADHD rollercoasters the past couple of months, so this blog has fallen by the wayside somewhat. Well, totally, as you can see. I have still been reading, so a backlog of reviews are coming your way! I think writing about what’s been happening is important, and will illustrate a lot […]
No particular reason for sharing this, except that I heard it the other day and remembered just how wonderful it is. I honestly don’t think it’s possible to have too much REM in your life. Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Swan Swan H (2011 Remaster) · R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant ℗ 2011 Capitol […]
I loved this book in many ways. It was such a wonderful glimpse into life on the edges of what we so oddly call ‘civilisation’. I got a feel for the freedom of it, the peace of it, the quiet, the fresh air, and at times I was envious. You get to experience life in […]
So, apparently a lot of people don’t have an inner life. I’ve always thought I have a good imagination but this is one thing I simply can’t imagine. It’s like trying to grasp that space is infinite. I know that it is, but the imagination just can’t quite deal with it. Thus my imagination can’t quite […]
A friend of mine recently posted this on facebook as a recommendation and I absolutely love it. Great tune and fantastic lyrics. I wanna be calm like the softSummer rain on your backLike the fall of your shouldersBut everything just brings me back downTo the cold hard groundAnd it keeps getting colderIt’s a feeling that […]
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