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P-p-pick up a Penguin

I am an avid reader and nothing pleases me more than sitting down with a good book. I’m a lover of the physical book: the smell, the feel, of a well-thumbed novel. 248 more words

Cross Stitch

The Ten O'Clock News: Penguin Classics Represents Barbie...

It turns out I’m going out for the evening, which happens so rarely I haven’t got my shit together properly (on the plus side, Guardians of the Galaxy… 160 more words

Indifferent Ignorance

Muriel Spark, 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie'

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie examines how a charismatic yet wayward teacher influences a group of young girls, as their education and her personal issues become intertwined in her pursuit of the ‘crème de la crème’. 428 more words

Book Review

Review: The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

So, for the first of my library book reviews:

Moses is a kind sort. For this reason, he’s the first port of call for Trinidadians hell-bent on coming to London for a shot of the good times. 53 more words

Lady Chatterly's Lover

Written by D. H Lawrence.

First of all let me start by saying, that I was looking for a copy of it everywhere – An affordable one of course. 552 more words


Liveforever by Andrés Caicedo (tr. by Frank Wynne)

Andrés Caicedo, a Columbian novelist born in 1951, wrote Liveforever (his only novel) in the early 1970s. Liveforever was first published in Spanish in 1977, and on the day of publication, Caicedo received the first printed copy of the book. 1,126 more words

Book Reviews

Kindred Spirits for the Win!

I’ve had the most wonderful, friend-filled days recently.

Yesterday I worked a half-day and then met up with my friend Melissa. Melissa and I worked at the same library two years ago and she is a classic movie lover, bibliophile, and dear friend. 605 more words