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Ode to Thomas Cromwell

So apparently I’m addicted to writing sonnets now.

I read Wolf Hall a couple of years ago and fell in love with the character of Thomas Cromwell, his shrewdness and diplomatic brilliance, his canny navigation of the internecine politics of Henry VIII’s court. 134 more words

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Review - The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad #2) by Tana French

The Likeness, 2nd in the Dublin Murder Squad series, is almost a 5-star favorite.

Tana French is undeniably talented.  Page after page just flows so smoothly that you don’t want it to stop.  252 more words

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My Perfect Time for Audio Books

I have always been resistant to audio books. I’m not certain, but I think this is mostly because I have rarely encountered a moment in my life when I… 551 more words

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Habituation: Theories, Characteristics and Biological Mechanisms

As already mentioned, this book was one of the books I read last week. I gave it two stars on goodreads.

The book did not have a goodreads profile, so I had to add one – as you may be able to tell from the goodreads book description which I included in the profile (which is a quote from the book – it’s the first paragraph of the preface), it’s a book which deals with some slightly obscure stuff (“Topics include the important roles for… 2,720 more words

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire's Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. 753 more words

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FATHERS & SONS BY IVAN TURGENEV

The last time I cried, like really cried, was some years ago when an ex-girlfriend of mine thought she was pregnant. Happily, she wasn’t, and as she came out of the bathroom and told me the good news it was tears of relief that poured forth from my eyes. 433 more words

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Ten Influential Books

I was tagged in one of those Facebook copy-and-paste status updates today, which is normally a surefire way to get me to dig in my heels.  452 more words

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