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My first book review.


I set up this blog to share things I like and the things I like most are photography, baking and books. I’ve already published quite a few photos and recipes of mine, but not anything about books. 326 more words


Building the Barricade and Other Poems - Anna Swir

Anna Swir (1909-1984) was a Polish poet whose verse, arid and ominous yet full of life, is too little known today. Thankfully, in 2011 Calypso Editions made a selection of her war poems available in a new translation by Piotr Florczyk with a foreward by Jericho Brown. 491 more words

Book Reviews

iRead: (13) Eleanor and Park.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars.

That was sweet, and heart-breaking; my favourite kind of romance. I couldn’t fully relate to the eighties, but I certainly did relate to Eleanor; mostly her insecurities,and how her life is a mess. 113 more words


February's book is here!

Ladies and gents, we’re back! :D And once gain, it’s time to read!

We don’t expect ideal interaction, because we’ve been away for a while. This month we’re not asking you to vote, for the random picker has picked a single book. 78 more words

Book Club

nowadays called crazy

“Kenny Potter sits in the front row because he’s what’s nowadays called crazy, meaning only that he tends to do the opposite of what most people do; not on principle, however, and certainly not out of aggressiveness.”

— Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man


Little Free Library Update

Winter weather, though we’ve had a pretty mild winter, has slowed down traffic at our book-sharing box in our front yard.

But a couple of little happenings this week, when we had a 70 degree day, caught my attention: 192 more words


Out of Resentment

“It’s when you feel like this that, out of resentment, you begin to bump people back. And, let me confess, you feel that way most of the time. 61 more words