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Review: Anne Tyler's A Spool of Blue Thread

There is usually a reassuring feeling of familiarity when you open a book by Anne Tyler; like catching up with an old friend you haven’t seen for a while. 417 more words


The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

Title: The Accidental Tourist
Author: Anne Tyler
Publisher: Ballantine Books, Random House
ISBN: 9780345452009
Genre: Literary Fiction
Pages: 352
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 5/5

This book has wanted my attention for the longest time and I have ignored it for the longest time, till February 2015 set in and somehow this book came back to me and I knew I had to read it. 248 more words


ParmiGeena Davis Meatball Poppers

It is a fact universally known that the greatest friends you can make, are those that you connect with during the darkest periods of your life and our dear, dear friend and Academy Award winner Geena Davis came to us in a time of deep personal turmoil. 374 more words


The Novel Cure: Antisocial, being; Part 1

The Accidental Tourist

As someone who feels eternally restless, a girl whose gypsy genes forbid her to stay in one place for more than three months at a time without itching to move, I didn’t expect to identify strongly with a character who dreads leaving his house as much as Macon Leary, the protagonist of… 977 more words


Geena Davis: 'I want to be in a Swedish movie'

Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Geena Davis was an exchange student in Sweden in the seventies and was once engaged to a Swede. She chatted to the The Local’s Natalia Brzezinski about how she’d love to star in a Swedish movie. 415 more words


World Book Night 2014 Recommendations 3

On World Book Night we asked for readers to recommend a book and many did, over the coming weeks I am posting the recommendations here on the blog. 64 more words

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