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A Reader's Diary, 27 August 2014

A footnote in one book led me to buy another, an obscure seventeenth century publication known as The Overburian Characters. Most of us know Elizabethan and Jacobean literature for its poetry and plays, not for its prose. 885 more words


Find and replace

Ohau I love to ponder, in the big and the blue, out yonder…..

I’ve just spent the entire weekend without phone, text or facebook, finding and replacing. 186 more words

Week 53: A Year of Books

My childhood was littered with the beginnings of stories. I wrote them in exercise books from Woolworths – red shiny cover and useful information on the back (longest rivers, highest mountains, times tables, how many perches to a chain: all good vital stuff). 1,034 more words

Today’s TTT prompt is about recommendations, not the ones we give other people, but the ones people give to us. These are all recommendations I’ve received but haven’t decided if I’m going to read them yet.

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Born in 1976

The prompting to this post came recently when I finished “Life after Life” by one of my favorite British authors Kate Atkinson. The wonderful book deals with decisions and choices and the big “What If” of life. 1,613 more words

South Africa

"Life After Life" - Kate Atkinson

“Life After Life” was one of those novels that I saw repeatedly at the library, picked up, considered borrowing, and then put back down again. This was less about the book itself and more about the fact that it appeared at the local library in the autumn, around the time when they tend to get a  604 more words


Life After Life

Book #13! This may be the most unique and interesting book I have ever read: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. You can pull one quote from the book to describe the general concept of the book:  228 more words