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Textualities 2017 Reflections

I recently did the *drum roll please…… TEXTUALITIES MINI-CONFERENCE!!!  I ended up having to give my presentation a bit early because I’d bought tickets to fly back to America last year.  2,216 more words

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/27

They kicked me out. I wasn’t supposed to come back after Christmas vacation, on account of I was flunking four subjects and not applying myself and all.

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"I was surrounded by phonies...they were coming in the goddamn window"

Have you read ‘The Catcher in the Rye’? It is supposed to be the very essence of what a YA book should be. Who doesn’t love them some adolescent angst? 294 more words


The James Joyce camel

My daughter has a Picasso on the sitting room wall. You’re wondering if it’s original? Why, every bit as original as the Cézanne I have at home. 436 more words

Short Story Competition

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. 14 more words


Oracle Night... a review

A book review from Lois Elsden…

I don’t know where I found it, or how I came across it, whether it was in a charity shop, or someone lent it to me, but I have a novel called ‘Oracle Night’ by an author I had never previously heard of, Paul Auster. 550 more words

Book Review