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Reading to Druid littlies - kids' books that inspire spirituality

I wrote this post for the blog of our spiritual group, and wanted to share it here too.

Since starting our family, or even before that – when we considered the idea of bringing children up in a spiritual tradition – we’ve been on the look out for books that inspire kids’ spirituality in different ways. 454 more words


On the Bookshelf XXXIII

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Not just one of the best war novels I’ve ever read, but one of the best novels I’ve ever read, period. Tender, cruel, horrifying, tragic, and beautiful by turns. 220 more words


A Dark and Stormy Read

Rosemary Summers has writer’s block. Her thesis on Victorian Gothic Lit has come to a standstill. To rejuvenate her ideas, and salvage any remains of her once close bond with her recently deceased grandfather in the process, she decides to visit his grand, but crumbling home, Magpie Hall. 712 more words

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On the bookshelf: June 2015

Only four books this time around, must do better (and blog more!)  1,165 more words


A Tiny Musical


The great thing about David Levithan is that he writes books that manage to be ridiculously fun and breath-hitchingly poignant at the same time, and none of it ever feels inauthentic or far-reaching. 852 more words

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10. Very Good Lives by JK Rowling

I am so glad to have finally got my hands on this book. I’ve been on a two month book buying ban to help me get through some of the backlog I’ve accumulated (my shelves are overflowing and there is a towring column of books on top of one of them which grows more perilous by the day). 617 more words


9. The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco by Laura DiSilverio

I admit, at this stage it looks as though the chances of me having any chance of completing my 52 Books Challenge is approaching nil, but I will not give up! 696 more words