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High Time

High time for me to show up at my blog.

High time? It means “the time that something is due (bordering on overdue)” and alludes, I learn online, to the warmest part of the day, when the sun is highest in the sky. 495 more words


James Wood, a book reviewer worthy of being reviewed

Do you have a favorite book reviewer?

Whenever I read a book review by James Wood in the New Yorker, I find myself marveling over Wood’s writing. 480 more words


There's a bit more space in my local library

When questioned by my husband about the new book stalagmites on the living room floor, I’m going to claim they’re a kind of public service. After all, there’s no way the library would manage to fit in  431 more words


eu leio #13: leituras de junho

Junho teve uma queda no número de leituras, deu pra ver, já que eu viajei e descobri que 1) ler durante a viagem foi mais complexo do que eu imaginava e 2) ler no aeroporto até rende, mas a pessoa precisa de determinação :P… 788 more words


Review – The Country Girls, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, 24th June 2017

Edna O’Brien is one of those very famous authors whom absolutely no one I know has ever read. “What play are we seeing for the matinee in Chichester?” asked Mrs Chrisparkle showing surprising interest a couple of hours before curtain-up. 688 more words

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The Country Girls - review

Edna O’Brien has adapted her controversial 1960 novel The Country Girls for the stage, and it is premiered at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. This is the book that was banned and burned in 1960 Ireland.

Edna O'Brien

Commonplace Book (June 18th, 2017)

“Big drops hung on the bushes and just did not fall; the silvery, fluffy toi-toi was limp on its long stalks, and all the marigolds and the pinks in the bungalow gardens were bowed to the earth with wetness. 279 more words

Commonplace Book