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Down Among the Women and Gender Equality

Sometimes you read a book and it plays on your mind, making you question accepted beliefs and existing norms, even questioning where you stand in the grand scheme of life. I have just finished reading Down Among the Women by Fay Weldon, and this has prompted some degree of careful introspection on the state of our society. Continue reading “Down Among the Women and Gender Equality”

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I have just finished reading the most remarkable book. Ever. One by Sarah Crossan is written in free verse and is simply beautiful.  Heart-breaking and yet totally up-lifting. Remarkable.

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In a nod to my Neapolitan Heritage I asked for all four of the Neapolitan Novels by Elena Farrante for Christmas last year.   Continue reading “Am Reading”

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Whether you want to learn something, empathise with someone or just lose yourself in a novel, A Boy Made of Blocks might just be the next book you should read.

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The children have been devouring books ever since the Read to Rio reading initiative was launched at school. This is definitely a good thing but in the quest to keep T supplied with something other than the *shudder, spit* “Rainbow Magic” series  I have been searching through my archive for some of my own childhood favourites. Enter the positively delightful “Milly-Molly-Mandy” by Joyce Lankester Brisley.

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Book Club

A few months ago a friend and I were bemoaning the fact that we never seemed to read very much any more.  That when we did read, our book choices were a little off and our general reading habit was more than a little un-inspired.   So we set up a Book Club.

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Following the inaugural meeting of our new book club it’s time to start a new book.  I’m off to the Alaskan winter with ‘The Snow Child’ by Eowyn Ivey.  So excited. 

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