We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Books I'm Looking Forward To: Frog Music - Emma Donoghue

Books I'm Looking Forward To is something new that I am going to be trying here on Bibliophilia, it is helpful in two ways:

1) I can share with all of you the books that I am looking forward to reading *all the better to spread the bookish word...*

2) I am constantly losing my list of books that I would like to read and or buy, so this way it is someplace permanent.

To start us off with Books I'm Looking Forward To, here is a little bit about Frog Music by Emma Donoghue to whet your reading appetite...
San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus:  Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything - and leaving one of them dead. 
Frog Music, inspired by true events, is an evocative novel of intrigue and murder: elegant, erotic and witty. 

I received a review copy of Frog Music from Pan Macmillan South Africa, and will be reviewing it shortly. 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

To bring you up to speed...

2013 was an interesting year. It saw me make a big change in my life. I relocated to Cape Town for my job and experienced a host of new things. A lot more of my energy and focus was dedicated to my job; as a result my reading and this blog suffered greatly.

As we all know, the only constant in life is change – it is not much of a surprise that my life has once again changed. I finished up my contract at work and have moved back home to the Eastern Cape. I have decided to take some time off to regain the balance I lost by being so focussed on my job.

Focussing only on the good of this new chapter, I am quite happy that I am going to have a lot of free time – a lot more time for reading, and definitely more time to get Bibliophilia looking less like a ghost town and more like a proper blog again. 

I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with the Classics Club, memes, reviews and opinion posts. 

For now though, I would like to wish you all Happy Reading! And it’s good to be back!