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Book Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan

I’m a big fan of Ian McEwan and it all started with this book. I read Atonement several months before the famous film came out, and I still don’t know which I love more. 437 more words


WWW Wednesday -- Mother-Daughter Version 2.0

It’s WWW Wednesday, where I answer three questions:

What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you plan to read next? 929 more words


Enduring Love - Ian McEwan

If ever there was a lesson in how to write an opening chapter of a book, this is it. Enduring Love, published in 1997, opens with a man in a field struggling to control a hot air balloon, which holds a small boy. 493 more words


WWW Wednesday (November 19)

Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading and is open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what you’re reading this week… 220 more words


A retreat to the end of the narrow garden

For Edward, this particular day could have passed like most others ─ a retreat to the end of the narrow garden to sit on a mossy bench in the shade of a giant elm, reading and staying out of his mother’s reach…

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Titillating; Brushed past each other

And in the first rush of love, they often wondered at how nearly their paths had crossed during …, when Edward descended occasionally from the remoteness of his squalid family home in the Chiltern Hills to visit Oxford.

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Trapped in a game

She was trapped in a game whose rules she could not question.

(p. 33)

Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach