In honour of what’s roughly two solid weeks of sitting on my arse watching sport, I thought it would be appropriate to list my favourite novels about sport.
I don’t read lots of sports books but felt confident that I could find novels that were of slightly higher quality than this. So, some that I have read and some that are still in the TBR stack –
This is it folks – the only time you’re likely to see Henry James and Judith Krantz mentioned in the same list.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new ‘top ten’ challenge is posted – anyone can join in. This week’s topic is Top Ten (or in my case, eight) Authors I’m Thankful For.
1. John Irving – master story-teller and the creator of the most memorable characters.
2. Judy Blume – for everything.
3. E. L. James – for providing my girlfriends and I with SO MANY laughs whilst reading aloud. For the record, reading FSoG in a monotone has become my girls-weekend-away-party-trick.
4. Charlotte Wood – not only a beautiful writer but an awesome recommender of books. Continue reading
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new ‘top ten’ challenge is posted – anyone can join in. This week’s topic is the ‘Top Ten Posts On Your Blog That Would Give The BEST Picture of YOU’. So, if you were to only read ten posts on my blog, these are the ones I’d want you to see – Continue reading
I went away with girlfriends last weekend. There were eight of us. Like most girls weekends, it included lots of sitting around chatting, eating chocolate, flicking through trashy mags and a spot of shopping.
I spent my reading time alternating between John Irving’s In One Person and New Weekly’s coverage of Matthew McConaughey’s recent wedding (*insert gratuitous shots of Matthew here*).
I love a bandwagon. So I jumped on Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James without hesitation.
There’s a few reasons people are getting in a tizz over this book and I’ve done my best to sum them up –
Firstly, FSoG started as fanfiction. Fanfiction is broadly defined as stories about characters or settings written by fans of an original piece of work. Works of fan fiction are rarely authorized by the original work’s author or publisher. They are also almost never published. Which is why the publishing world is getting their knickers in a twist over FSoG. Continue reading