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As I watch my son slowly, slowly start to learn the sounds of letters and recognize words, I realize that I’ve been reading for the better part of three decades. Books are comfortable companions, solace in lonely times when other friends have been scarce or far away, and there are certain tomes that I treasure [...]

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While I wasn’t particularly looking forward to the prospect of a rainy bank holiday weekend, it’s turned out beautifully! While Graham played in the World Cup, Ciaran and I shopped in Chorlton, where I got my favourite hummous, the best chilli pesto in the world and some really fantastic Cloudy Lemon Juice Drink (no sugar [...]

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I am not a book reviewer. In all honesty, I haven’t done any book review that was more than a couple of sentences since the horror days when I had to do book reports for school. Why? When? Where? How? I always disliked setting down my gut instinct in print, especially since the books we [...]

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Fantasy World

Following on from my last post, sort of… Reading has always been my refuge in times of woe. Find yourself in an alien country that’s supposed to be “home” and don’t have any books? Visit the library! Feeling out of place and awkward in the real world? Re-read an old favourite and rediscover all those [...]

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