Category Archives: reading

Another Three Letter Acronym #TBR

Diana at Myths of the Mirror has asked about our reaction to our TBR list. This is what came to mind… The sex life of plums My many chums Hemlines I have known Holidaying alone The treatment of pests Men … Continue reading

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Improving My Mind, Understanding My Body #reading #nonfiction

I suppose it’s no surprise. This pandemic has been a forced education for a lot of us as to how the body works, or doesn’t, what antibodies do, what are T cells and RNA based vaccines. It’s a bit ghoulish, … Continue reading

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Verse Or Worse

I blame Robbie Cheadle. Something she wrote anyway. You couldn’t blame Robbie per se. Far too nice. The thing is she started me thinking about poetry. My poetry. Writing prose is a joy but often writing poetry is hard. Really … Continue reading

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The Amateur Reviewer: crime and mystery

Noelle Granger has given us a neat readable crime novel with her Death In A Red Canvas Chair The protagonist is Rhe Brewster, mom, wife, resident of Pequod in coastal Maine and works at the local hospital. She also happens … Continue reading

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The Amateur Reviewer

I started my indie book reviewing career recently and here we are at book two already. This time we move from memoire to futurism and sci-fi – at least that is how I would categorise this excellent debut.   Second … Continue reading

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Reviews – another non resolution

One of the joys of absence from domesticity is the luxury of guilt-free reading. I can usually persuade myself that most things are essential because they are linked to some task. Long walk to plot a chapter because Dog needs … Continue reading

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