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Year-End Reading Goals

With less than a month left in the year, it’s time to be realistic about what I’m likely to finish before the end of 2016. My goals are fairly simple: 340 more words

Reading Habits

The First and Final Words of November 2016

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake

First Word: Gormenghast, that is, the main massing of the original stone, taken by itself would have displayed a certain architectural quality were it to have been possible to ignore the circumfusion of those mean dwellings that swarmed like an epidemic around its Outer Walls. 144 more words

Books I Read in September & October 2016

In September I read:

• Doctor Thorne, by Anthony Trollope, read by Nicholas Clifford for LibriVox.org — Doctor Thorne is the third of Anthony Trollope’s “Barsetshire” novels. 1,435 more words

Books

Blubber

Alpha, beta, theta male

Turgid prone blue bloated whale

Wretched in the morning sun

Tide went out, your undone

Mr Pye and Mrs Fleece

Dissecting you for ambergris

Poetry

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It's weird

Vampires, witches, warlocks, shapeshifters, mutants, silver toothed evil fairies  – all the weird stuff. That’s just a short list of the characters that populate the books I’ve been reading lately. 1,315 more words

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Gormless and gorm

Someone… and you know who you are! – someone mentioned ‘gormless’. It’s such a great word, it so perfectly captures in sound what it means! No wonder Mervyn Peake used it in his ‘Gormenghast Trilogy’ – Gormenghast Castle belonged to the Earl of Groan, and the books are full of wonderful and extraordinary names. 456 more words

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