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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Authors

Welcome back for another round of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You can read more about Top Ten Tuesday and its previous topics… 1,369 more words


All The Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See is this year’s winner for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, announced last night. It’s an annual tradition of mine to read the Pulitzer winner, and luckily I don’t have to add this book to my reading pile because I read it last year during a trip to San Francisco. 80 more words


On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

It is July 1962. Edward and Florence, young innocents married that morning, arrive at a hotel on the Dorset close. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their private fears of the wedding night to come. 302 more words


Going up the larder

Food teases the palate, fills the stomach and fuels action and movement but it is also a social, cultural and class signifier as I attempt to demonstrate with most lines in this blog. 341 more words


Thing Theory and Ian McEwan's 'Solid Geometry'

How would Bill Brown’s Thing Theory apply to a reading of Captain Nicholls’ penis in ‘Solid Geometry’? Would it be possible to argue that this preserved penis is a… 32 more words

Contemporary Writing

What I've read so far in 2015

As I mentioned in my New Years Resolutions post I want to read 25 books within 2015. And I’m already certain I’ll fly pass this goal. 994 more words


Review of 'A Child In Time' - Ian McEwan

This post will go a bit beyond what I usually post here on the blog – science posts. Recently, I’ve been reading a book by Ian McEwan and I thought I’d post a little review on the book including my thoughts on it overall. 516 more words