City by the Book: A Little Tour in France

As soon as my friend and I planned this summer's France trip I was excited to get back on it with the City by the Book blogs, and here we are! I thought it'd be easy to find books by authors from the cities we were visiting, or at least set there, but it was…

Review: Promising Young Women

Like with most stories that start with a twenty-something London-based office worker navigating the breakdown of a long-term relationship, your mind settles in for a harmless piece of Chick-Lit. And then Caroline O'Donoghue's Promising Young Women knocks you off-centre by turning into something else entirely. The praise on the book's sleeve repeatedly uses the word "gothic."…

A Note on Writer’s & Reader’s Block

Inspiration has been a hard match to strike this week. Actually, that's not entirely true. I'm working on a slightly different (and secret!) project at the moment and I'm pumped for that, but when it comes to reading and writing, my usual motivations have simmered. So true to form, I thought I'd write about it…