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Still reading but blog block

I’m still readin g as much as ever but last week’s found blogging slow. Well there is two reasons for this the first is some weeks I just can’t find time every other week at work I do 45 hour weeks and just recently have found blogging these weeks harder than in past. 129 more words

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A Nobel Double Two by Svetlana

I have in the last few days received two books from last years Nobel winner. This the first book that arrived Second hand time is a selection of interviews she has taken to form a piece on the post soviet world and how it has formed a new world and in her use of many voice to individual monologues see how the post soviet society is affecting the every man and woman on the street. 120 more words

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From Brazil to Egypt recent buys

I’m not in mood to review a book so will go through a few recent buys from Oxfam first is the third book by Joao Ubaldo Ribero I have brought so I think a review of one of his books is over due this is set during the police state years of Brazils history. 193 more words

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Sunday score and some open letters

Well I have spent the last seven year not scoring my books but I feel I need to change this as I have enough reviews I feel to go back and over time show my taste and books I really like over those I simply like. 232 more words

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The Republic of Consciousness Prize for small Presses announcement

I Have published the announcement of a new prize on the UK for small presses. I am really happy to see this prize as many of the Publishers I review books from are from small publishers. 796 more words

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Man booker international prize prediction post 2016

Well today is the day before the Man booker announce the first Man booker international prize longlist, the new name for the Indpendent foreign fiction prize. 606 more words

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Winston weekend Bye Umberto and how many books have I left ?

I could not mention the sad loss of Umberto Eco which was announced on Friday I was due to review Numero Zero as part of my MBIP2016 possible this week so I will still do so. 264 more words

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