Women’s Prize for Fiction 2024 Longlist – What I’m reading….


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March 9, 2024

My Thoughts on Women’s Prize 2020 Longlist


Literary Prizes

The Women’s Prize 2020 longlist was just announced very late in the evening few days ago.  I woke up to the news on Twitter the next day.  As disappointed as I was with the prize last year, you’re probably wondering what the heck am I doing on here posting about it this year.  I couldn’t […]

March 3, 2020

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist 2017


Bookish Stuff, Literary Prizes

The 2017 Baileys prize for women’s fiction longlist: Stay With Me by Ayòbámi Adébáyò (Canongate) The Power by Naomi Alderman (Viking) Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (Hogarth) Little Deaths by Emma Flint (Picador) The Mare by Mary Gaitskill (Serpent’s Tail) The Dark Circle by Linda Grant (Virago) The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride (Faber & Faber) […]

March 8, 2017

Festival America


Bookish Stuff

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September 20, 2016

To New Release or Not


Bookish Stuff

If you’re an avid reader like me, your worst nightmare is standing in front of your bookcase (insert picture of bookcase overflowing with different sized books with colorful enticing spines and a few stacks on the floor because there’s no more room on the shelves) and trying to find the next book to rock your […]

May 12, 2016

The Birds of Opulence


Book Reviews

If you don’t know how much mad love I have for Crystal Wilkinson’s writing, you’re going to hear all about it in this review of The Birds of Opulence, newly released in March 2016.  The story explores life in small town Opulence, focalizing on the Goode-Brown family.  The four generations of women, led by the […]

April 13, 2016

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist


Bookish Stuff

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction  2016 Shortlist was announced earlier today.  I have to say I’m a little disappointed. I expected  a stronger less predictable shortlist.  I’ve read only two titles from this shortlist and neither of them rocked my world – The Green Road by Anne Enright and Ruby by Cynthia Bond.  The […]

April 11, 2016

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016


Bookish Stuff

It’s that time of year again!  The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 longlist was announced earlier today.  The list is surprising and vast in subject matter.  These 20 novels were chosen from a list of 150 books which the judges read and narrowed down between themselves.  There are some oldies and some debut novels […]

March 8, 2016

Room


Book Reviews

I finally read Room after years of putting it off.  I have a lot of trouble reading about people being kidnapped and violence in general.  However, I feel this story was very well told and the subject was brilliantly treated too.  The general storyline is about Ma and Jack who are trapped in a 11 x […]

May 22, 2015

The Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 Shortlist


Bookish Stuff

 So here they are.  The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist was announced today at the London Book Fair.  The longlist was competitive and somewhat diversified, but the shortlist competition is even stiffer.  I was happily surprised to see that Where’d You Go, Bernadette made it to the shortlist, after having read so much about it […]

April 16, 2013