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If only the dodo had learnt to fly

“In the early 1680s, at just about the time that Edmond Halley and his friend Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke were settling down in a London coffee house and embarking on the casual wager that would result eventually in Isaac Newton’s Principia, Henry Cavendish’s weighing of the undertakings that have occupied us for the past four hundred or so pages, a rather less desirable milestone was being passed on the island of Mauritius, far out in the Indian Ocean some 1,300 kilometres off the east coast of Madagascar. 330 more words

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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America - Bill Bryson

Summary from Goodreads:

‘I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to’.

And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn’t hold him, but it did lure him back. 388 more words

Books

A book a day...

So I have watched a few BookTubers attempt challenges where they pick a month any try to read a book every day in that month. While my ambitions are nowhere near as lofty, it has given me some inspiration. 508 more words

TBR

Short Ones- Mostly sweet !

Warwickshire Reading Groups book reviews;

One Kenilworth group enjoyed Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller.

They likened it to Room by Emma Donoghue. They thought it would make a good film! 173 more words

Reading Groups

This is me!

Hello everyone,

I’m Sabrina, I’m eighteen years old and I’m German (so please forgive me for any mistakes I make (especially punctuation-related)).

I’ve decided to start this blog because I miss having people to discuss books with. 1,074 more words

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