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To wrest a few precise scraps from the void

To write: to try meticulously to retain something, to cause something to survive; to wrest a few precise scraps from the void as it grows, to leave somewhere a furrow, a trace, a mark or a few signs.

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Stray Thoughts

The Secret River

The Secret River by Kate Grenville is novel that was written in 2005. It mainly focuses on the transportation of convicts to Australia in the 18th Century. 201 more words


Imagining dispossession: Kate Grenville's The Secret River

Spoiler alert

I’ve come late to Kate Grenville’s acclaimed 2006 novel, The Secret River, but just ahead of the renewed attention which will accompany the screening of ABC’s two-part… 545 more words

Book Review

How on Earth Did I Get so Jaded*

During the 1980’s, Tufts University Professor David Elkind wrote a groundbreaking book The Hurried Child. In it, he made the powerful argument that many of today’s children are put under an untenable amount of pressure to grow up too quickly. 1,496 more words


Joan Makes History - Kate Grenville

It took me a long time to get through this book. At the same time that I started reading it, I also started a new job. 344 more words

Book Reviews

Recent Reading: 3 books I'm still thinking about

I’ve been reading a lot since my late summer vacation gave me the time and space to delve back into longer fiction, non-romance novels, and a broader range of books than I’ve read in several years. 1,056 more words