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London Review Bookshop

I am attempting to buy more of my books from bookshops this year (rather than online), inspired by The Matilda Project blog.

The first bookshop I visited in 2014 was the London Review Bookshop, which can be found down one of the myriad lanes that lead to the magnificent and daunting British Museum. 325 more words

Book Finds

Marilynne Robinson's Advice to Her Students

But all we really know about what we are is what we do.  There is a tendency to fit a tight and awkward carapace of definition over humankind, and to try to trim the living creature to fit the dead shell.  

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Writing

Reading Marilynne Robinson

Reading Marilynne Robinson’s book of essays When I Was a Child I Read Books, I’m met by someone who is thinking deeply about society and attempting to bridge the chasm between society/science/materialism and faith.  162 more words

Readings

Reading Notes: Marilynne Robinson and Carl Sagan

Note to Regular tNPs Readers (you hardy few!): I have less time than I’d like to write for the blog these days, partly due to work pressures, partly due to an increased focus on other writing projects.

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Books

REVIEW: When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson

I HAVE TRIED TO AVOID talking about Marilynne Robinson’s Christianity, but it’s not going to work. To do that would be to pretend that her faith is not almost immediately encountered in  91 more words

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When I Was a Child I Read Books, by Marilynne Robinson

I have tried to avoid talking about Marilynne Robinson’s Christianity, but it’s not going to work. To do that would be to pretend that her faith is not almost immediately encountered in  1,048 more words

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something about honesty and being genuine and rambling writings

I’ve been quiet lately. I’m sick, and life has been quite busy, and I’ve been reading a lot. Currently soaking up Marilynne Robinson’s When I Was a Child I Read Books. 884 more words

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