Here’s a speedy blog for some speedy reads. I’ve selected some favourites from my recently-read short fiction, poetry, natural history and young adult titles – all of which can be read in one sitting. Because sometimes you just need a quick fix. Fiction Radish by Mo Yan What can I say about about this strange … More 6 quick reads: books to read in one sitting.
I read Face Paint because, as I age, I feel the need to do something with myself when I look in the mirror – an urge I initially resisted for many reasons. (‘Why should I?’; lack of funds; pretending I have minimal vanity.) But, for the first time in my 28 years of life, my … More Face Paint: The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge