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Standing amidst 200,000 antique and rare books

For the book lovers, I was recently in Ireland and able to visit the famous library of Trinity College. The Long Room is the main area. 415 more words


Awkward book moments

I’ve disappeared from blog land lately. I’m back with a post on books. For those who read books of more depth and substance (whether on theology or history or whatever) – do you find your reading isolates you from others rather than opening up conversation? 473 more words


You Can't Handle the Truth - An American Tragedy

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser is a gripping novel that tells the story of Clyde Griffiths, who is being raised by his devoutly religious missionary parents. 415 more words

Book Review

'Land of The Exiles' by Steve Tanham

This morning, I received the two copies of the book which I ordered a couple of days ago – and seeing the picture on the cover brought the whole weekend back. 1,261 more words


These things don't usually happen to me . . .

Well, who’da thought it?  I bought the lovely book on the left there from Amazon Market Place, second-hand for a 1p plus p&p.  It’s hardback and, to all intents and purposes, was in ‘VERY GOOD’ condition.  245 more words

Daily Life

'Swan Sex' by Emmerdale Winceyette wins the Booker Prize!

‘You’ve won.’

The unctuous voice at the other end revealed muted enthusiasm. For him, with shelves full of his published books, this was Old Hat. His mantelpieces bend under the weight of awards, Booker included. 991 more words