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"Drunk Folk Stories" by Beans on Toast (2018)

“If this book is going to start anywhere, then it should start at Glastonbury.”

Music is something that, broadly speaking, has passed me by. Obviously I’m not saying I don’t like music – I think a fondness of some kind of music is a universal human trait – but I’m not someone who pays much attention to what’s going on or particularly worships musicians. 343 more words


Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

In this page-turning memoir, therapist Lori Gottlieb describes her work helping patients, as well as her experience visiting a therapist. Gottlieb writes with humor and empathy about her patients and herself, and I became invested in all of her characters. 133 more words


A Great Year of Our Lives at the Old Squire's (C.A. Stephens, 1912)

The second volume of the Old Squire series chronicling a boy and his several cousins orphaned by the Civil War and taken in by their grandfather. 128 more words


BOOK REVIEW: A Song for China by Ange Zhang

A Song for China by Ange Zhang
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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This short biography (under 100 pages) tells the story of the man who wrote the “Yellow River Cantata.” The subject, Guang Weiran, lived through interesting times during the early and middle 20th century when China experienced civil war, Japanese invasion, and post-revolutionary turmoil. 190 more words



“There could still be some mess here and there but I am no longer perturbed by them. I have learnt that some things that don’t glitter are gold.” …

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A Life of Picasso Volume 1: 1881 - 1906 by John Richardson

Mona Lisa


The Scream

Even if you know nothing much about art (like me) and you hear the name Leonardo de Vinci, Van Gogh, and Munch, then I bet you’ll immediately think of the paintings just listed. 535 more words

Whitbread Book Of The Year

The Story of the Cat Who Came to Stay

Back in the start of the year, when I was almost tearing my hair out trying to deal with extremely dry and hot weather, failed crops and the ever increasing work load with university, I noticed a skinny little cat had started hanging around the yard. 1,339 more words