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On the 2nd day of reading...

On the 2nd day of reading my library gave to me:
two writers’ loves.

Sometimes the best inspiration for your life comes from the past. 313 more words

Book Reviews

Summer Goals

So it has been a while since I posted anything on this blog, but this summer I intend to change that. I am hoping to use this blog as a space for reflection upon my thoughts and readings – and I have quite an ambitious reading list for the Summer. 760 more words

On the 1st day of reading...

On the 1st day of reading my library gave to me:
a partridge with a pear brie … sauce.

Feeling festive? Chances are excellent that food plays a part in memories of your favourite celebrations. 477 more words


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

English first time novelist: Paula Hawkins


When a friend gave me this book to read he said, “This is the best book I’ve read in ages.” I know what he means. 495 more words

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Why Talk About Summer Reading Now?

Isn’t it passé, like Christmas in July? Not really. The waning of the year is a good time to reflect on years past, and to imagine summers that lie ahead. 534 more words

Readers' season - summer reading

Get set for 12 days of reading to welcome summer.

December weekends and public holidays are the perfect time to stretch out and enjoy a good book. 121 more words


The Not So Elegant Hedgehog: a review of Muriel Barbery's novel, "The Elegance of the Hedgehog"

I feel that I should start this review by saying that I have wanted to read this book for such a long time. After discovering the book, I thought that the title sounded intriguing and I had lots of people recommend the book to me, French and English speakers alike. 464 more words

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