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Children caught Reading

“Are those books all for you?”

Peering into my sturdy box with side handles, a woman at the library was scanning the 30+ book titles inside:  350 more words

Family Memoirs

Ten Authors I'd Love to Have Dinner With

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet”. I debated whether to do this one or not, because I already did a top five on the same subject about a year ago. 460 more words

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It's a road trip - day two

Over our morning cuppa I watched those clouds build up and huddled into my jacket.

Let’s check out Gisborne, I said. It’s only ten minutes drive back along Highway 35. 701 more words


How Long is Now on the BBC World Service

I’m enjoying the way The Age of Earthquakes is migrating across media. The BBC have, in particular, been generously receptive. So, when I was asked to go onto a World Service program, I’ll admit I got a little bit excited. 328 more words

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Patterson and De Jonge's The Beach House

Never judge a book unless you read it until the last word.

I’ve lived by these words so I may justify myself in giving my own critique of Patterson’s The Beach House.

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Book Review

Seven Books on My TBR That I Will Probably Never Read

Before I start, just a reminder that I am giving away a paperback of Isla’s Inheritance to celebrate the release of the third book in the series, … 617 more words

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On Today's Bookshelf (XXI)

My acquisition of new titles to read never ends. I keep thinking I need to stop and put the money I spend on books into my retirement account. 774 more words