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[830] The Red Notebook - Antoine Laurain

“How many things do we feel obliged to do for the sake of it, or for appearances, or because we are trained to do them, but which weigh us down and don’t in fact achieve anything?” 255 more words


The Great Book Rescuer Returns

“After only a few minutes I felt I was giving myself to them: like some flower that’s had a dark time growing, opening at last to the sun.”

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#Blogtour - #Extract -'The Christmas Cake Cafe' by Sue Watson (@suewatsonwriter, @bookouture)

Heart-warming and hilarious, a story that will make you laugh, cry and bring a smile to your face. Get ready for another deliciously amazing Christmas treat from Sue Watson … 2,141 more words

Contemporary Literature

reading recap: august 2016

August was both a hectic and relaxing month. I moved to Singapore August 5, so while it was exciting and there were all sorts of new things to discover and people to meet, I also had a lot of downtime. 472 more words


Flaubert’s Parrot: A quest of the elusive truth

Flaubert’s Parrot, by Julian Barns, Vintage Books, 2009, 190pp.

Words do not only mirror the truth; they can also fashion its own truth, and in turn distorts the established truth. 1,502 more words


[827] The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton

“Never underestimate how extraordinarily difficult it is to understand a situation from another person’s point of view.”

The Luminaries is an entangled, convoluted story, at least told in a convoluted manner, that is set in the 19th century, during the last days of the New Zealand gold rush. 433 more words


Review - 'We Were On A Break' by Lindsey Kelk (@LindseyKelk)

Liv and Adam are at the end of a dream holiday in Mexico. Liv is waiting for Adam to propose, knowing that it’s meant to be a secret. 674 more words

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