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Review - Slade House - David Mitchell

This is Mitchell departing – to some extent – from the cats-cradle style complexity of his earlier plots. Where his other novels are kind of stretched across time and space, those dimensions are condensed here into one truly spooky location: that of the elusive Slade House. 180 more words


New Year Launch Report

Hello, readers, and welcome back! Cetus Finalis launched! Oh, and how! Though it’s only a memory, I want to thank all of you again for making it such a stimulating and special event. 428 more words

Authors And Writing

Gillespie and I ~ Close Readings -- #JNGReads

As I mentioned in both of my blog posts from last weekend (you can read them here and here), the end of 2016 sort of got away from me.  1,364 more words


January Refresh and TBR

Last year was a busy and very difficult year for me, which, as you can tell with the state of this blog, meant that certain sacrifices had to be made. 1,546 more words

Book Blogger

2017 Reading List #1: Swing Time, by Zadie Smith

Happy New Year! Though we’re already 2 days into 2017, I’m still enjoying my free time of winter break and using it to soak up as much reading/viewing as possible (while balancing my time productively in preparation for a new semester, of course). 252 more words


2016 Reading List

Below is my complete reading list for 2016. Titles in bold are those I particularly enjoyed.

  1. 01/03: Brooklyn, Colm Toíbín
  2. 01/05: The Merchant of Venice, 
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Review - 'The Bone Clocks' by David Mitchell

I’m in two minds about The Bone Clocks. If I hadn’t read anything by David Mitchell before, I’d probably be bowled away by its ingenuity: a story which begins in the recent past and stretches into an apocalyptic future, framed through the perspectives of a set of well drawn and irresistably flawed characters. 304 more words