Archive for March, 2009

A right pick n mix


Is it just me or are there a lot of so-so books about at the moment?

I keep finding ones in my library, and buying them in bookshops, excited at the cover, blurb and reviews. Then I get em home, read em and am deflated.

I’ve got two on the go at the moment which are ok, but the one I hated recently was ‘Wetlands’ – which i reviewed here .

 Don’t. Believe. the. Hype.

Thankfully I have read some swesome books too and am also excited about an event organised by New Writing North to celebrate the release of Richard Milward’s Ten Storey Love Song. It involves cider and pick n mix at mima. Awesome. More details here.

And remember, next book group is this coming Tuesday. 6.30pm. Middlesbrough library. Free tea and cake, and maybe crisps. We spoil you innit.

About the group

The Tees Valley Book Group meets at Stockton Central Library at 6.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

If you would like more information about what the group is reading, please visit


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