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Keeping Company with Books

I make my way to my little corner sectioned off in the dining room as how I’ve been doing for the past decade or so. It’s been about a week now, but I catch myself grumbling at how the chair doesn’t feel as right anymore. 647 more words


Protesting The Rights of Abused Fictional Characters!

As some may know, I recently read a book which I felt was exceptionally poor. I don’t get pleasure out of ripping a not very good book to shreds, and normally would have abandoned it within a few pages and therefore never have bothered to review it anyway… 978 more words

Shouting From The Soapbox

Drowning in indigestible sliced white print

I was talking with a friend recently about the overwhelming number of books (not to mention digital books) on offer, and the impossibility of keeping on top of what is out there, and what, from the huge pile, one might actually want to read. 889 more words

Shouting From The Soapbox

The War of Art

So, in my last post “Fill the World with Light” I mentioned that beauty demands a response.  Thought I’d spend some time unpacking that… 754 more words


Where did all the readers go?

I don’t know about you, but at some point, book stores started to depress me.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s undeniably an initial excitement: all the worlds you might uncover there, plus, that smell!   1,659 more words


The Other Perfection

This is what I’m thinking on today…more to come later…

The Other Perfection
by Jack Gilbert

Nothing here. Rock and fried earth.
Everything destroyed by the fierce light. 90 more words


Keeping it Pure

Disclaimer: Sorry folks, it gets a little nerdy.

Today’s Reading: Don Paterson’s “Poetry”
from Billy Collins’s Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry

In the same way that the mindless diamond keeps…

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