December, and the final installation of Six Degrees of Separation for 2022. Kate has chosen a starting book that I haven’t heard of this month, Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child. Let’s see where my book hopping takes me this month.Continue reading
We have an unusual starting book for this month’s Six Degrees of Separation. Our host Kathy at Books Are My Favourite And Best has chosen Jamie Oliver’s The Naked Chef as our chain inspiration. I haven’t read anyone else’s chains yet, as is my wont, but I’m looking forward to seeing how we all fare. If you’re unfamiliar with this literary meme, you can find the rules here.Continue reading
October has begun with a Saturday, which means yesterday was Six Degrees of Separation in the literary blogosphere. The Six Degrees meme is hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite And Best and you can find the rules here.
This month, the starting book is Notes On A Scandal. I haven’t read it, but I’ve seen the film.Continue reading
It’s the first Saturday of the month and time once again for Six Degrees of Separation, hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. This month we start our chains with the book that was the final link in last month’s chain.
I chose The Book of Ramallah, a collection of short stories by writers from or based in this Palestinian city. This month, I’m going to use it to promote the books of its Manchester-based radical left wing publisher, Comma Press, and the female editors and writers featured in their books.Continue reading
How quickly the year is turning. We’re almost a week through August already and it’s the first Saturday in the month. Time to join Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best for Six Degrees of Separation.
Our starting book is Ruth Ozeki’s 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction-winning novel The Book of Form and Emptiness.Continue reading
Here we are again and already at the first Saturday in the month. July this time, and a new round of Six Degrees of Separation, hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best.
I’ve read this month’s starting book, Katherine May’s Wintering. It’s a bold choice with which to start our chains, and it took some thought for me to find a thread. I forged my chain late on Saturday night, but chose sleep over wrangling it into a post. Only a day late with that.Continue reading
From the posts in my WP Reader, I see it’s time for Six Degrees of Separation, the book meme hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best.
I have lost track of the days because Britain is in the middle of an extended weekend that started on Thursday with a reallocated Bank Holiday Monday, moved through a Bank Holiday Friday that felt like Sunday, and now it’s anyone’s guess what day it is.
It is the first Saturday of the month, though. Really.
For our starting book this month, Kate has chosen Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason.
I haven’t read Mason’s debut, so genned up on it by reading a review. I now want to read it.Continue reading
Here we are at the first Saturday in March, meaning it’s time for Six Degrees of Separation, hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best.
The starting book for this month’s chain is Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair, about extramarital love in a time of war. Although I haven’t read this one, I like Graham Greene’s writing and am interested in reading this novel at some point.Continue reading