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All the Books I’ve Abandoned So Far This Year

Last year’s abandoned books posts were popular ones – strangely so considering that, instead of giving recommendations like usual, I was instead listing books I’d probably steer you away from. 1,178 more words

Fiction Reviews

The best reads of 2017 - so far

If you’re looking for reading recommendations or simply want to see what we’ve read this year (I know I like to compare reading lists) here’s a summary of the best books we’ve read so far this year. 1,236 more words

A Mind For Numbers

Microanalysis: Multiple Tenses and Perspectives

A week or two ago, I was talking to Brittany about Sarah J Maas’ fantasy series. At the very end of her second novel, A Court of Mist and Fury, Mass abruptly switches her narrator without any warning. 1,877 more words

Owls and Omens

“This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.”  358 more words


Medley #14: Book Review and Music

​”Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” -Thomas A. Edison

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The Enduring Dust Wrapper Designs of Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake is someone who has sadly begun to recede from the public consciousness.  Despite being named in The Times list of “The 50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945” and there having been a BBC adaptation of… 259 more words


Sensitive, Seldom and Sad

Sensitive, Seldom and Sad by Mervyn Peake

Sensitive, Seldom and Sad are we,
As we wend our way to the sneezing sea,
With our hampers full of thistles and fronds… 115 more words