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Summer Reading Lists

Make fun of the summer reading list all you want, students, but it’s a real thing, it serves a real purpose, and it isn’t going away anytime soon.  838 more words

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“Possession” by A. S. Byatt is another of the Vintage 21 series and this edition is striking with its purple cover and page edges. Its genre has been described as “ 343 more words

Book Reviews

The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye and Porridge

“There is always an old woman ahead of you on a journey, and there is always an old woman behind you too, and they are not always the same, and may be fearful or kindly, dangerous or delightful, as the road shifts and you speed along it.” – ‘The Eldest Princess’ 382 more words


Friday Reads: Folk Tales

Friday Read: The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt

I’m still (still!) reading Dombey and Son, so I thought I would recommend another book to you that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about lately:  324 more words


Book Thirteen: Possession

The Book: Possession

The Author: A.S. Byatt, white woman

This book was recommended to me by two different people, so I opened it rather eagerly. And then I read it. 382 more words

People and Insects in A. S. Byatt’s "Morpho Eugenia"

In her novella “Morpho Eugenia”, A.S. Byatt questions the ideas people have about themselves as the most advanced species on the planet, addressing human weaknesses, but also stressing our most important values. 4,205 more words


The Pleasure of Reading

“The tales and myths and legends did, I am now more sure than ever I was, exactly what Coleridge said they did. They made it clear there was another world, beside the world of having to be a child in a house, an inner world and a vast outer world with large implications – good and evil, angels and demons, fate and love and terror and beauty – and the comfort of the inevitable ending, not only the happy ending against odds, but the tragic one too.” – A.S.

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