Run 1 and 2 of #MyMarathon 2017

RUN ONE: Bank holiday Mondays are all the more brilliant when it starts on the first of the month. There's something about starting the month on a Monday that seems more motivating. Yep, out and about on a early-for-bank-holiday morning run. I've been running throughout April and my hip flexors are starting to complain. Essentially my hip … Continue reading Run 1 and 2 of #MyMarathon 2017

Booklist 2017: A Tale for the Time Being (Ruth Ozeki)

This is an ambitious book that weaves together several narrative threads into an engaging and moving story of two souls at different points in time. The story is told from the differing points of view of Nao, a teenager who kept a diary of her life growing up in Japan, and Ruth, a writer in … Continue reading Booklist 2017: A Tale for the Time Being (Ruth Ozeki)

Booklist 2017: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

There's a reason why this was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2007 - it's a cracking read. It is no small technical feat to write a story in first person whose protagonist you can sympathise with despite holding some offensive views. The way in which Hamid writes positions the reader in the point of view of 'The American' … Continue reading Booklist 2017: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid