Notes to Self

At times, whilst reading Emilie Pine’s ‘Notes to Self’, I felt a bit like I was rudely perusing a mate’s diary. I wondered why she had chosen to write and publish these extremely personal essays and then I thought back to a quote from Joan Didion’s ‘On Keeping a Notebook’ where she questions her own…

Notes to Self

 Even before it’s recent wins in the Irish Book Awards and the Butler Literary Prize, Emile Pines’s Notes to Self, came to this reader weighted with serious expectations . Almost overwhelmingly positive reviews, and a book wrapped up in yet another exquisite Tramp Press production. And yes, Notes to Self is certainly well written…but, on…