In Defense Of Elitism by Joel Stein

"Why I am better than you and you are better than someone who didn't buy this book." That's the tagline on the cover, and that made me laugh, so then I wanted to read it. I think this one is intentionally polarizing and decidedly trying to annoy some people with it's cover design (ok, and …

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Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

When Natsuki is a child, she believes that her toy hedgehog is an alien and wants her to save the planet using magic. When she tells her beloved cousin, he is a life line who understands her and tells her his secret, he's also an alien. We come to understand that this story helps them …

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Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale

This book is really beautifully bound if you get the hard cover edition. It's soft blue, with embossed gold flowers on the cover, and a swathed Victorian lady pictured in the centre. Perhaps it's slightly beside the point, but I do love a the pleasure of reading a beautifully bound volume. Kate Summerscale once again …

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Book haul: my latest fashion and style book purchases.

I love books, and this week I added a few fashion and beauty books to my shelves, that I thought I might share with you. I tend to pick up second hand books on places like Ebay or Amazon.com but I also have loads of really good charity shops around me, so I'm pretty lucky really. …

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