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Language Crimes: The Criminal Act of Reading in the Margins

Readers don’t always realize that reading can be a subversive act, a transgressive act, and even a crime. It all depends on what one is reading. 3,005 more words

Realistic timeframes, for everyone

So as I understand it, we may need more time to read and absorb the book. People have said they have to work full time jobs, take care of their families and try to have it all. 74 more words


Book Club

Together with a few other NZ bloggers (Laura, Samantha, Lizzy and Madi), I’m part of a monthly book club. A book club has always appealed to the book nerd in me; so often we can get stuck in a rut of a particular genre (or author) because it’s comfortable. 435 more words

I Read A Lot

Book Nook - Life After Life

Last winter I started a book club.  I had been saying for ages that I wanted to be part of a book club, but I didn’t really know where to look to find one and the one full or random people I did find always met when I was working.   583 more words


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A book short of a book club

This is a strange one for me to write, as books really aren’t my thing. Don’t get me wrong; when I get a book I like, I can’t put it down but I like the idea of reading more than the activity itself.  522 more words

Anything Goes

December 2015: The Eagle & The Raven

End Date:  December 19

Author:  Pauline Gedge

Published:  1978

Genre:  Historical Fiction

Pages:  704 (paperback)

Selected By:  Elle

Synopsis:  “Spanning three generations, this historical novel tells the tale of Boudicca, the most famous warrior of ancient Britain, and Caradoc, the son of a Celtic king who sets out to unite the people of the Raven and lead them against Rome.  70 more words

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Christmas Read-a-Long - The Mystery of the Spanish Chest



There are six short stories featuring two of Agatha Christie’s most beloved detectives – Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. 162 more words

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