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My Year in Books: 36-40

I’m eleven books behind. ELEVEN. I swear I’m going to have a TBR related aneurysm one of these days. From this Thursday at six pm I will be finished all of my exams and my holidays will finally begin! 1,059 more words


Finding Your Self: The Apple and Meditation

There are many forms of mediation, and many reasons for meditating such as:a stress reliever, better health, and maybe finding an inner answer to a pondering question of yourself. 1,755 more words

Psychology And Resources And Tools For Self Development

Obscure books—for some—are a kind of crossword puzzle

I loathe the day a manuscript is sent to the publisher, because on that day the people one has loved die; they become what they are—petrified, fossil organisms for others to study and collect.

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John Fowles

Cornish and Other Cobbs and Harbours

During our travels in Britain in 2014 we visited Lyme Regis on Dorset’s “Jurassic Coast”, which is famous, among other things, for being the a long time place of residence for John Fowles and where he wrote… 1,415 more words

Alarums & Excursions

Devotion by Ros Barber

Ros Barber was one of my lecturers when I did my Creative Writing MA, and Ros Barber is one of the subjects of my forthcoming series of contemporary writer video interviews ***COMING SOON***. 994 more words

Book Review

John Fowles - The French Lieutenant's Woman

Class and gender politics, Darwin and god-game narration

I have read and re-read John Fowles’ The Magus, roughly every five to ten years, since first reading it in my early twenties, finding it (and still finding it) a powerful book. 862 more words

Book Review

The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time

“The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time; our sense of that, not a disinterested love of science, and certainly not wisdom, is why we devote such a huge proportion of the ingenuity and income of our societies to finding faster ways of doing things – as if the final aim of mankind was to grow closer not to a perfect humanity, but to a perfect lightning-flash.”

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Living In The Now