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You have to laugh . . . or you'll cry

Has there ever been a more bone-crushingly, mind-numbingly, pull-the-duvet-up-over-your-head-and-hide depressing year than 2016? And perhaps the most depressing thing of all is that it is barely half way through.  804 more words


Book Reviews: Catch-22

There was only one catch…

Catch-22 has been at the top of my all time favorite novels list since I first read it as a high school senior. 175 more words


There was only one catch and that was Catch-22

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind.

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What better to do in the summer holidays than to read a whole load of books that have been recommended to me countless times, and books that will also be of aid to me if and when I go to university in the next academic year. 362 more words

Other People’s Bookshelves #79 – Sarah Shaffi

Hello and welcome to the latest in Other People’s Bookshelves, a series of posts set to feed into the perfectly natural filthy book lust we all feel and give you a fix through other people’s books and shelves. 1,194 more words

Other People's Bookshelves

Catch 22 -Joseph Heller

So after two weeks of reading Catch-22 I am simultaneously completely exhausted and more energised than I have ever felt after reading.

The first 100 pages where a slog. 453 more words


Cultural Observation: History

History is a “trash bag of random coincidences torn open in the wind.” –Joseph Heller