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  • Essays,  Random

    Kate Atkinson Not Shorlisted for the Bailey’s Prize… Yet Again

    This is both a love note and a quick rant. This is a post about being bookishly devastated – if that is even a thing: British author Kate Atkinson has not been shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women Prize for fiction, even though her latest novel, A God in Ruins, made it to the long list. What can I say? I am both surprised and angry, but I saw it coming. Atkinson has been snubbed at numerous literary prizes for ages. Her novels offer readers a complex, rich, humourous, dark and unique take on diverse themes that range from everyday life to moral relativism. I can take the cynical route and…

  • Feminist Sundays,  Giveaways

    Feminist Sunday: Life After Life Giveaway!

    This is a sticky post. Please scroll down to see new posts 🙂 Hi, everyone! This is a very, very special Feminist Sunday because we’re celebrating our first giveaway! One of the keys to celebrate women writers is to promote their works. As you know, I am a huge Kate Atkinson fan and a few days ago her latest novel, Life After Life got a paperback release. In the book, 11th of February plays a key role and to celebrate the date we have: 2 paperback copies of Life After Life donated by Alison Barrow  (UK giveaway) 1 paperback copy of Life After Life bought by Books & Reviews (Global…

  • 20th century,  General Fiction

    Behind The Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson

    Behind The Scenes At The Museum is Kate Atkinson’s first novel – originally published in 1995 – and winner the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year. The following is a SPOILER FREE review. Enjoy! From Book Depository: Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn’t married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patricia aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused…

  • 21st Century

    Out Today

    Two great books are out in the UK today. I was kindly sent advanced review copies for both of them and already read and reviewed them a long time ago. But today, seeing pictures of those amazing authors – two women I admire – signing copies and meeting fans, I just wanted to dedicate them this post and the best luck. The Promise by Ann Weisgarber You can read my review here. Ann kindly allowed me to interview her. Read the interview here. Ann has been a dear to me for some months now. After our interview, we kept exchanging emails and I met a wonderful, generous and kind woman,…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

    As soon as I read Kate Atkinson was publishing a new book in March, I contacted her publicists and almost everyone in her team to get an advanced review copy of Life After Life. I had no idea what the book was about, but I just knew I wanted it and was sure I’d love it. A big thank you to Alison Barrow for sending me the review copy in exchange for my honest review. From Book Depository: What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies…

  • Quotes

    Quote: How We Get There

    As many of you know, I’m reading the new Kate Atkinson, Life After Life – out 14th March 2013- and apart from being a fabulous, high-quality reading that I highly recommend to anyone, it has made me think about life. This is the thing about great books, they make you think, they question how you see life and in the end, they can actually change how you approach everything. This is reason I’ve always read, not only because I love it and cannot conceive a life without books, but because I want to learn and I want to be challenged. So, when I read the following quote in Atkinson’s Life…