Moran + Norton = bliss.
April 22nd 2021
Missed the marvellous Caitlin Moran talking to Graham Norton on Virgin Radio? The interview is a tonic for the soul, brimming with their infectious joy and dazzling energy. Anyone familiar with their inimitable style won’t be surprised to learn that a conversation about Caitlin’s guest curation for LoveMyRead quickly covered off Madonna’s backstage persona, reasons why seatbelts and cleavage don’t go together, and the role of the middle-aged woman as the fifth emergency service. Grab your headphones, flex those chuckle muscles and give it a listen back now...
“Instead of getting flowers or chocolates for birthdays or Mother's Day, children can buy books instead which is a better gift.” – Caitlin Moran
We all know that mums have enough to do without adding an extra decision to their to-do list. So, LoveMyRead is here to tick one thing off the list and help mums up and down the country find the perfect book to snuggle up with this coming Mothering Sunday.
“The last thing you want to do is make another choice. I find my life as a woman is just one long to-do this and when the time comes to read a book I don't want to have to go and research one.
"Just put one through my letterbox, which is my motto about everything. Just put something through my letterbox.” – Caitlin Moran
And that’s exactly what we do here at LoveMyRead! Seek out brilliant, thrilling and escapist reads and place them directly in the hands of readers every month, along with a loving dollop of goodies including teas, chocolates, beauty products and much, much more.
So what makes the perfect recipe for a Mother’s Day read?
“I've very carefully chosen six books that have nothing to do with being a mother, because the last thing you want to read about on Mother's Day when you're a mother is any more mothering.
“You've done your mothering, you want fun instead so I've just gone for thrills, a little bit of feminist rage and then back to the fun again.” – Caitlin Moran
Subscribers can choose from six expertly curated books – from those classics on a mental TBR pile to stunning new voices like Raven Leilani – and you can make your pick for your mum here. (And we’re definitely not here to judge if your pick out a cheeky little subscription for yourself in the process too).
Anyone ordering up a year subscription can enjoy Caitlin Moran’s fabulous new title More Than A Woman for free as well. We warn however that it's a book funny enough to threaten one’s pelvic floor...
“When you get to middle age you realise that as someone who's parenting children, as someone who is looking after ageing parents, as someone whose friends are usually divorcing and need your help, that your problems are other people's problems and you have become the fifth emergency service.
“The middle aged woman's job is to stand in the middle of society, holding together the threads with her bare hands for no pay at all. I am so tired. I am the one that's keeping this show on the road and I'm so tired!” – Caitlin Moran