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Feeding the Stack

One of these books is not like the others, one of these books does not belong…I’m looking at you, Jane Gardam, all brand spankin’ new in a stack of charity shop purchases! With the frequency of my book purchases -mostly from Oxfam- on the rise, my old adversary, The To-Read Stack of Total Devastation is making […]... 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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More books on top of the ones I have yet to read? Sure, why not!

I’ve fallen a bit behind on my reading because of reasons all having to do with Netflix, but I’ve just recently finished Ransom Riggs’s third book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series, Library of Souls.  Do I dare watch the movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, now that I’ve read the […]... Read More
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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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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