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The Summer of Secrets

The Summer of Secrets

Sarah Jasmon

Everyone has a summer that they remember. It could be a childhood summer of roller skates, paddling-pools and ice-cream or an adult summer of sun, sea and sangria. 726 more words

Random Ramblings

The Incarnations – Susan Barker

Many of you may know, as being so excited I mentioned it a few times, I had the joy of judging Fiction Uncovered earlier this year. 1,432 more words


A moving and emotionally charged masterpiece

A novel narrated by death. I was more than a little cynical before reading, for it sounded more than a little like a gimmick to me. 551 more words


Not So Lost in Translation

On Sunday, I attended a wonderful literary gathering entitled, “The Translated World: Reading and Discussion on Art and Translation.” It featured eight local writers, each assigned to discuss how they use translation in their writing. 377 more words


Go Glocal Challenge: March Challenges

The much anticipated March GO GLOCAL CHALLENGES are about to be unveiled!!

Here is a friendly reminder on the guidelines to participate in the challenges: 245 more words

Babycakes – Armistead Maupin

If you haven’t read any of the Tales of the City series then could you leave this post, turn your computer off and run to the nearest bookshop, buy it, curl up with it and then come back when you are sorry that you have missed such utter joys until this day. 1,093 more words


Book Review: Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson

Title: Notes from a Big Country
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Black Swan, Random House UK
ISBN: 9780552997867
Genre: Non-Fiction, Essays
Pages: 416
Source: Personal Copy… 410 more words