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Famous Cult Books

What is a cult book? “Defining a cult book is not easy,” writes Jessica Doyle at AbeBooks. “[A] cult book should have a passionate following… A cult book should have the ability to alter a reader’s life or influence great change, and for the purpose of this list, it should also be a bit odd and a tad obscure.” The editors reviewed their bookshelves to create a list of the most famous cult books, including some rather obscure titles. 364 more words



For an indie author such as myself the rewards for years of writing, editing, designing and promoting don’t exactly tally with the amount of effort and passion I invest in my work. 598 more words

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Read Harder 2017

Whilst indulging in a little reminiscence and looking through past blog posts I realised that in 2015 I signed up to several reading challenges and just gave up halfway through the year. 1,097 more words




Our fast-paced lives leave little time to contemplate. These Micro Moments are designed to entertain in a few words, read them slowly and savour the essence. 67 more words



It took some time before I got into this book by the writer Mudimbe (1941). He studied in Belgium (a Ph.D.) and France. He moved to the United States of America in 1979 (the year of publication of this book), where he pursued an academic career.   309 more words


The Rhythm of Reading

For a child from an extended family that loved both children and books, there is a sensory rhythm built into reading, an indulgence of words, pages that turn with a satisfying swish (or, later, a delicate onionskin crinkle), the voices that go with warm laps. 1,147 more words

Some Nice Words by Jenya Doudareva

“Something’s happened”
I overheard

As I noted the people were rushing away
Trying not to look nervous (were they instructed?)
Trying to move delicately and politely, 181 more words