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Library Picks + Snow by Maxence Fermine

I’m happy to report that I’ve finished the bulk of my last library haul (I’m currently devouring Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye), giving me the perfect excuse to plunder the shelves for a fresh batch of books to drag home and enjoy. Right off the top is Snow, by French author Maxence Fermine. Set in […]... Read More
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Diving Belles by Lucy Wood, and a bookish t.v. recommendation.

Apologies for being silent for more than a week.  I solemnly swear that I was reading.  And organizing my bookshelf.  And catching up on anime on Crunchyroll. But back to the reading!  Last week I finished Diving Belles, a short story collection by Lucy Wood.  Blending Cornish folklore with everyday life, Wood creates an evocative […]... Read More
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Reading as a Soothing Balm

I am officially over the stress-induced migraines, thank you very much.  In an effort to slowly restore myself, I visited my local Oxfam charity bookshop yesterday.  I haven’t been in the habit of buying books lately, preferring to save a buck by trawling the local library instead, but for £1.99 I don’t think my Market […]... Read More
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The Soul of Kindness by Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor the Writer hadn’t entered my radar until a few years ago.  I had come across one of her short story collections while trawling Goodreads, and out of all her works listed, The Soul of Kindness was the one I felt I wanted to read the most.  I know two or three people in […]... Read More