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Review and Giveaway: Conversations With Beethoven by Sandford Friedman

I received an advanced copy of this book from The New York Review of Books through NetGalley. I invite you to read my review and scroll down to the end of the page to win a copy of your own. 406 more words

Historical Fiction

The Gorky Murders

Gorky Park by Martin Curz Smith Book Review 29.

“She is saying something, Investigator. She’s saying ‘Here I am!’ Taker her” – Andreev.


Three corpses are found in Gorky Park amusement centre in Moscow, frozen in the snow and their faces and fingers are missing.

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Library Stocking Time - Suggestions Please

So I mentioned the idea yesterday for our new house that the lounge would be a relaxing area and be fitted out like some sort of hippie/formal library. 183 more words


Links: Entitlement, Ferguson, blogs, reading, war

* “The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect,” especially worth reading for teachers and students, though it is excellent throughout. This especially resonates: 323 more words


Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table

Top Ten Tuesday is all about making lists about the things we love and sharing them with other bookish people. A new topic is provided every week for bloggers and viewers alike to discuss.Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme held at… 154 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Picador Classic series to launch next year

The Picador Classic list including John Banville’s The Book of Evidence and Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones will be launched in January next year.

The series will feature new introductions by well-regarded writers, for instance, … 469 more words



I’ve been working my way through Kelly Gallagher’s cannon and this is my latest read, Readicide: How Schools are Killing reading and What You Can do about It.  444 more words