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All The Lonely People: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore (1955) and The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien (1960)

Until 1972, the Catholic Church held a constitutionally protected “special position” in Ireland.  Thank goodness.  Had it not been for the convent schools and Magdalene Laundries, literature and art would have been much the poorer. 1,107 more words

TOP TEN TUESDAY - 17th October 2017

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a different topic that one of their bloggers answers, and they invite others to join in, by posting their answers as a comment of by creating their own blog post. 382 more words

Book Blog

The Quote & Question of the Day About Writing

I stumbled on the short Penguin Lives biography of James Joyce by Edna O’Brien (1999) at the library last week and I’ve been reading it with pleasure, but one question (and answer) jumped off the page at me in this morning’s reading on the train. 214 more words


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