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Blackout - July Books We Love

It’s rapidly becoming a cliché to say it, but that doesn’t make it less true – Iceland punches well above the weight of its 300,000-strong population in both literature and soccer. 500 more words


When the lights go out...

Light a candle, enjoy the quiet and breath.




I’ve been working on a project over on Instagram for the past thirty days called #thirtydaysofBrexit. It began on the day of the referendum result as part of a desperate effort to try and understand what happened. 735 more words

Blackout by Ragnar Jonasson

I was very excited to receive a copy of Blackout, the third book in Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland series which is translated by Quentin Bates. 505 more words

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Book Review: Blackout

Blackout, by Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates), is the third book in the author’s Dark Iceland series. It is set in the time period between the previous two – Snowblind (which I review… 423 more words

Book Review


Today was a tough day for creativity. These are a few of the collages I have made within the last two years. I’d like to use them as starting points for stories. 103 more words


"Blackout" preschool book club

We talked about what happens when the power goes out. Some kids have never had that happen! Then we read Blackout by John Rocco.

We turned out the lights in 1/2 the room so the kids could play with flashlights and shadow puppets. 33 more words