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book beginnings on Friday: Paul Smith's Cycling Scrapbook

Thanks to Rose City Reader for hosting this meme. To participate, share the first line or two of the book you are currently reading and, if you feel so moved, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line. 199 more words


The Thing Beneath the Bed - The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle #1

Rating: ★★★★★

This is not a book for children. It looks like a children’s book. It has pictures. It has a saccharine-sweet title. The main characters are a little girl and her teddy bear. 508 more words


My Coffee Table Book Collection

I love a good coffee table book. There’s something nice about having something guests can flick through while you’re making them a cuppa, or having a casual read while you’re watching a film. 533 more words


The Un-Discovered Islands by Malachy Tallack

Last summer I very much enjoyed Malachy Tallack’s first book, 60 Degrees North, a memoir cum travel book about looking for a place to call home in the midst of a nomadic life; see… 763 more words

Nonfiction Reviews

Literary Cakes and Cocktails

With my birthday coming up in the middle of the month, it’s time to start thinking about what treats I want to help me celebrate. Where better for a bibliophile to turn than to these two pun-filled bookish cookbooks? 148 more words

Something Different

coffee table books

thequirkyone mentioned coffee table books on a comment recently. I used to love coffee table books of all sorts.

I recall having had many of them, on all kind of topics. 373 more words

On How It Is


The sweater weather has us retreating indoors, burying ourselves in several tons of knitwear and blankets, and cozying up to a good book. In today’s roundup, we have our top 5 September reads to share with your vinas. 442 more words