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Where I learn to never underestimate my local library, small as it may seem.

It has taken me some time to warm up to my local Suffolk library.  The first time I visited it was back in July, some days after The Husband and I moved into town.  I was disappointed with how small both the non-fiction and fiction section seemed, and upon my initial walk-through (done in haste because The Husband […]... Read More
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The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull

The Visitors follows the story of Adeliza ‘Liza’ Golding, who as a young child loses her hearing to fever, followed by her sight.  Though she can communicate her wants and needs with the simplest of gestures, and can navigate herself within her family’s home with her remaining senses, Liza is unable to fully express herself, leaving […]... Read More
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Currently Reading: The Anubis Gates and It

Since last week, I’ve been working on finishing two books that have lingered on my Currently Reading list for the past four months.  I just recently finished The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull, a tender, supernatural drama that takes place during the late Victorian era.  I remember starting this book back in May but after 70+ […]... Read More
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Few Eggs and No Oranges: The Diaries of Vere Hodgson 1940-45

Few Eggs and No Oranges is an abridgment of Vere Hodgson’s first-hand account of life in London during WWII. Describing herself as ‘an ordinary commonplace Londoner’ in the book’s foreword, Hodgson, a social worker, tasked herself with writing a diary with the intent of sending it to her cousin Lucy living in what is now Zimbabwe. […]... Read More