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February Book Review Round Up

Only four books this month – short month and I’m on the road.

****1/2 “The Best American Travel Writing 2016” edited by Bill Bryson

****1/2 “The Thing on the Doorstep and other short stories” by H.P. 19 more words


The Road to Little Dribbling

The Road to Little Dribbling, Bill Bryson

I believe I have mentioned once or twice that I will read anything Bill Bryson writes.  So when I saw… 840 more words

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Yarn Along!

Giving the knitting a break at the moment to see if the pain in my hand is a repetitive strain injury. Good news is that I finished the Art Deco/ moorland colour theme crochet blanket. 60 more words


I have already written a post on this extraordinary author’s extraordinary book (January 2, 2017 :  “Self-Evident Truths”).  It’s almost 500 pages of easy, fascinating, enlightening reading, written by a young Oxford Ph.D., now a Professor of History in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  418 more words

Quote for Today: Bill Bryson

Distance changes utterly when you take the world on foot. A mile becomes a long way, two miles literally considerable, ten miles whopping, fifty miles at the very limits of conception. 44 more words

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Weekly Review

This week is just racing away. What with gearing up for Valentine’s Day at school, gloating over T’s birthday and Valentine gifts, and T being sick last night and tired ever since- it seems like the days are just whirring away ! 44 more words


Never give up

When I was in a different job and the kids were in first grade, we’d sit together and read in a quiet corner or a loud hallway.  289 more words

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