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Tom Hanks. If you don’t love him already then by the end of his collection of short stories, Uncommon Type, you definitely will! Each story is perfect to read in about 15 -20 minutes which means you get to enjoy delving into a slice of literary Americana in the same amount of time it takes for your kid’s attention span to lapse. Continue reading “Am reading”

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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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.

 
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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