Proust goes on holiday

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My last post was all about the stress. As we were feeling frazzled, my husband, daughter and I booked flights and Air BnB and headed to Kos for some half term sunshine –… Continue reading

What to do when Blogging Burn-out Strikes? Running, Knitting and Pobol Y Cwm

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I’m fatigued. Blogger burn-out has set in and to be honest, it’s a miracle I’m writing this post at all. I enjoy my job in a homeless hostel, but working night shifts does… Continue reading

Raven Reviews – third edition

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Another instalment of reviews small enough to be written on a tiny scroll and carried on a raven’s leg.   The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor I bought this as I was… Continue reading

The Left Hand of Meh

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Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) is fêted as a feminist Sci Fi masterpiece. It ended up as our Book group choice because it was on one of those lists of… Continue reading

Book haul and exciting news

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Indeed, I am blessed, truly grateful, I’d like to thank everyone who knows me, yada yada – I HAVE A LAMINATOR! There have been many special days in my life — becoming a mother,… Continue reading

Clothes, Music, Boys, and why Viv Albertine is my new heroine.

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I found this copy of Viv Albertine’s memoir in a charity shop a few months ago. None of the titles in my TBR tower were particularly calling out to me, so I picked… Continue reading

The Reckoning – Part One

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This book is too full of information— not to mention exciting— for just one review, and I keep learning things I want to tell people, and most (all) people in my real life… Continue reading

Summer Book Group Reads, Part 2:’The Words in My Hand’ by Guinevere Glasfurd

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I hadn’t come across Guinevere Glasfurd’s The Words in My Hand before it got plucked out of the hat as one of my book group’s Summer read choices. I love that book groups introduce… Continue reading

New term, new job, new books.

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I officially left my old job on Friday, which involved a cake, a surprise party, a basket of gifts and £250 whip round! It was also the first time in my life I… Continue reading

Summer Book Group Reads, Part 1: ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel

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My new book group has not had the smoothest of starts. It would be easier to get a dozen cats into baskets and en route to the vet’s than it’s been persuading a… Continue reading