Glimpsing Gembles

Books 2017

Bone – Book review

This poetry collection by Yrsa Daley-Ward is striking. It covers a wide range of topics, from abuse to love to exclusion and more, all of which draw on the author’s own experiences. It made me gasp, cringe, and feel sadness and hope, and pulled my awareness to so many situations I had not previously thought about. […] Read more…

Caterpillars Can’t Swim

Caterpillars Can’t Swim by Liane Shaw is a coming-of-age story revolving around three teenage boys. Each have their own difficulties, hopes and fears. They attempt to deal with these together in various ways of support and hinderance. I was kindly given this by NetGalley to give an honest review. Goodreads blurb: Ryan finds his freedom […] Read more…

Reading goals for 2017

I like to have a clear plan to work towards with books, so setting myself a reading challenge is something I find enjoyable and productive. For the past few years, my reading goal has been to read as many books as the last two digits of the year; I aimed for 13 in 2013, 14 […] Read more…

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