Novellas and novels are quick and easy, and for me, only take a few days to get through. Sometimes I read so quickly I lose track, or I get to the last page before I’ve fully appreciated the nuances of the story, writing, characters. Being the slutty reader I am, if a book is under […]

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Confessions of a book club slut

Turns out one book club was not enough for me, so now I belong to two. The first is primarily English teachers, the second is primarily scientists. The people are different, with different jobs, interests, relationships. The mood of the room is different, as is the selection of books. One book club reads widely – […]

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Women Writers: Donut Club. V

Women writers was the brief. Of course I wanted to just take The Secret History, but a book club riddled with classics, literature, and art scholars needs no converting. And as I already gushed over it when we were asked to bring our favourite book, I feel like taking the same book to more than one evening […]

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Pixel Picks. II

Pixel Picks – weekly links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. Introverts in an extrovert world: Although I am an extrovert myself, I love being alone. So I can appreciate this article from The Atlantic muses over the agony of being an introvert writer who is expected to attend parties, […]

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