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The Strays by Emily Bitto: A Review

I believe in supporting emerging literary voices, so in 2016, I vowed to read more debut novels. I read many, and some were my favorite books of the year. 796 more words

Mobile Tales Despatch 5 - Christabel and the Huntsman

By Vita Forest

In which our heroine has an encounter with a being from another land.

Sometimes strange, unidentifable beings appeared in the night sky. 644 more words



Dance Me to the End of Love


Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love… 622 more words

"Possession" proves titles could be deceptive

It’s a bitter experience when you find yourself unable to enjoy a famous book that has garnered an almost unequivocal praise from everyone and his aunt. 111 more words

Book Review

Mobile Tales Despatch 4 - a fishing expedition

By Vita Forest

In which Christabel is alerted to a passing school of Parmesan cheese.

Christabel opened her eyes, suddenly alert. If she was not so suddenly distracted, she may have pondered that it was indeed strange that it was her… 619 more words


Mobile Tales Despatch 3 - in which we learn of Christabel's clandestine pleasure

By Vita Forest

In which we learn of Christabel’s clandestine pleasure.

Do not imagine that the fact that the Good Ship Possession is firmly anchored to the ceiling, limits in any way the interest that Christabel La Mouse finds in her surrounds.  486 more words

Simple Pleasures

Landmark Books in My Life, Part II

This is a follow-up to a piece I wrote in September about the books that shaped my early life. I think of my twenties in general, and 2005–7 in particular, as a golden period in my reading life, when I started to develop the tastes that still guide my book choices today. 834 more words

Reading Habits