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The Panopticon ~ Jenni Fagan

The odd book group out last week, was reading Jenni Fagan’s The Panopticon, shortlisted for last year’s Desmond Elliot Prize for first time novelists.  In some respects it wasn’t as far from  755 more words

Book Reviews

The Orphan Master's Son ~ Adam Johnson

Sometimes, the best laid schemes do not so much gang agley as get completely blown out of the water. The theory is that I have at least a week between each of my three monthly reading groups – first Monday, second Wednesday, third Wednesday.   1,083 more words

Book Reviews

Childhood Reads

I have been working at a tutoring center for about six months, and I’m constantly amazed at how our brains work. How do we ever learn to speak? 534 more words

Read Regional book groups

The Driffield library reading group

After two events this week, I’m now halfway through my Read Regional tour and despite the nerves that get me before each event, I’m always at ease by the end of it and that’s down to the readers who come along. 223 more words


“Oh Ladies, I would just love to have this book on my kindle!”-Mrs. Maggie May 

Dear Friends,

One year ago this month was when I finish my first draft of Chasing Butterflies in the Magical Garden. 123 more words

First Steps

Twist of Theme

As I turn the pages each month in my writer magazines I receive, I’m always dumbfounded by the number of advertisements for MFA programs. There are days I dream of taking such a step, but I always pull myself back into the stark honesty that I am really not a great candidate for such a program. 650 more words

Novel Writing

Remembering the Salvadoran Martyrs Reading Group

Dear Friends,

We  have been turning over in our minds the following reflection from an interview with U.S. linguist and activist Noam Chomsky (1996):

Closer to the explanation is your observation that they were supported by the US and the Vatican, unlike dissidents elsewhere, who were supported by no one with any power or influence. 291 more words

Wisdom Traditions