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Currently Reading: Little Mercies

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

About the book:

Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity– the vilest acts one person can commit against another. 173 more words


Book Review...sort of

I have not yet managed to finish a book in the last week but I have two that I am very excited about and would love to share with you. 801 more words


Book Haul!

So I might have gone out and bought some books, even though I still have loads that I have yet to read… It’s just so hard to resist when you go into an actual bookshop! 118 more words

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Inventing the Visgothic legal ordeal in Catalonia

The backlog in my posting is awful , but there is obviously something in the period of delay that matches the rhythms of my scholarship: I keep finding that I stubbed posts to blog which I come to just as the thing they were about again comes up in my study. 1,261 more words

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Tsundoku; or, I should really dust off my bookshelves.

Although I love to read, I don’t like keeping books. On second thought, scratch that–I love keeping books. I have five bookshelves filled with books. One of my favorite pastimes is buying books from bargain bookshops. 328 more words


Just one more day



Susan Lewis remembers the year she lost her mother to cancer. She was seven. She writes two ‘versions'; one chapter is in her childhood voice, the next is in her mother’s voice. 82 more words


They say
a weeping old woman
has the moon for a friend.

–Bashō, trans. Robert Aitken