#6Degrees of Separation: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

It’s the first Saturday of the month, and that means only one thing: a new #6Degrees of Separation Post! Here’s a recap of the rules: This month, Annabel and I are starting off with Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, the mega bestseller of 2012, which is still in the charts almost two years after original … Continue reading

#6Degrees of Separation: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

It’s the first Saturday of the month, and that means only one thing: a new #6Degrees of Separation Post! Here’s a recap of the rules: This month, Annabel and I are starting off with The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, which won a Pulitzer Prize. I’ve not kept quiet about how much I loved this book, … Continue reading

#6Degrees of Separation: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

It’s the first Saturday of the month, and that means only one thing: a new #6Degrees of Separation Post! Here’s a recap of the rules: This month, Annabel and I are starting off with The Lumnaries by Eleanor Catton, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2013.  It’s an epic achievement of a novel, where structure … Continue reading

Six Degrees of Separation: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

It’s the first Saturday of the month, and that means only one thing: a new #6Degrees of Separation Post! Here’s a recap of the rules: This time, we’re beginning with Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, which is actually my favorite book ever, and was a big influence on my novel How To Be A Good … Continue reading

New Meme Alert: Six Degrees of Separation

It is claimed that every person on this planet is linked to any other in six or fewer steps.  But what about books?  Can we link them together too? In 1929, Hungarian writer and poet Frigyes Karinthy wrote a short story called ‘Chains’ in which he coined the phrase ‘six degrees of separation’. Annabel Smith … Continue reading