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Been awhile, eh? My word world has been quiet. Against all better judgment (and every single source you could consult), I have been watching the film adaptation of… 168 more words


Love it or Hate it? The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

Have you ever noticed how some books seem to drive a wedge between people? You check the reviews and find almost no middle-of-the-road ratings. Instead people either seem to love it or hate it. 827 more words


I think the virtue I prize above all others is curiosity.

– A.S. Byatt

The only thing I’ve ever read by Byatt was Possession (1989) – which I stopped reading 40 pages in… – but I felt this quote was close to how I feel about curiosity being a guiding decider in my attitudes on life.

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Book Beginnings and Friday 56: The Game

The Game

by A.S. Byatt

“BookBeginnings (a la Rose City Reader)

“”Come again soon,” Julia said, arresting them again at the top of the stairs, smiling and pleading.”

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The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

Let me start by saying that I LOVED Possession. It stands on my favorite books list; I found the story compelling and the prose challenging and lyrical. 351 more words


August 24 in history

79   Mount Vesuvius erupted. The cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, andStabiae were buried in volcanic ash.

1198 King Alexander II of Scotland, was born (d. 642 more words


The Shadow in the Sun

The Shadow of the Sun by, A.S. Byatt

The reader is introduced to a family expecting company – Anna, the seventeen year old daughter, Jeremy, the younger brother. 270 more words

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