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Books: 4 Big, Unique Books I Love

Part of what I love about reading is getting lost in a world, and generally speaking, the more time I can spend in that world, the better. 560 more words


A bundle of good books


I go through bouts with my reading. Sometimes for days, or even weeks, I am too busy or not inspired to pick up a book but then at other times I’m engulfed by the urge to read. 251 more words

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Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman

I read a lot of books. I am also a fairly timid book reviewer. It is rare for me to give a book a resounding 5/5 because I save that honor for the precious few that I love. 789 more words


The Streetsweeper

I am including this book in my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge.

From the cover:

From the civil rights struggle in the United States to the Nazi crimes against humanity in Europe, there are more stories than people passing each other every day on the bustling streets of every crowded city.   317 more words


How Can Such a Flawed Book Be So Powerful?

Elliot Perlman, The Street Sweeper, 2012

A puzzle: as I read the The Street Sweeper I noticed many examples of sloppy writing the editor had missed. 789 more words


Book review - A Country Too Far

After attending a launch of the anthology of writings on asylum seekers: A Country Too Far, I was delighted when my library service purchased the book at my request. 1,270 more words

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