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First Reads of 2017!

Brrrr, this is what I get for casually commenting on how I miss the snow back in Colorado Springs. As much as I would love to just stay indoors, buried under a blanket, I have books that I have to take back to the library, and two new ones I have to collect. Besides, I’ve trudged […]... 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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Shelf Love: Halloween Picks 2016

Whoa, it’s the day before Halloween, and I haven’t posted anything remotely Halloween-related yet!  I usually maintain a lukewarm attitude towards the occasion; I enjoy the decorations, seeing kids and adults dressed up in the most awesome and imaginative costumes, the movies on t.v. – speaking of which, I’m sad that this year I won’t be […]... Read More
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The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen

From what I had gathered reading through a handful of reviews, The Rabbit Back Literature Society sounded like a sort of surreal fairy tale mystery with magical books that altered their own contents and shady literary societies with murky backgrounds rooted in the unknown. The word ‘charming’ came up quite a few times, as did […]... Read More