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kathedron

Joined May 2017

Ink-thirsty reader and writer (poetry, short fiction). Feathered words and joining of unlike things. www.kathedron.co.uk
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The Hours: A Novel by Michael Cunningham
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The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
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My Very End of the Universe: Five Novellas-In-Flash and a Study of the Form by Meg Pokrass, Chris Bower, Margaret Patton, Tiff Holland, Margaret Patton Chapman, Aaron Teel
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Weeds and Wild Flowers | Alice Oswald
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Why, yes, I AM still fan-girling over Alice Oswald; thank you for asking. 😍

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Stunning! It's at once raw and polished: the themes make for a difficult read but the writing is such that I didn't want to put it down. If I didn't already know he was a poet I'd say he deserves the name for his writing here. What else can I say? It was well worth the three months I waited for it.

TrishB Loved it too ❤️ 5d
BarbaraBB Me too. Great review. 4d
Cathythoughts Great review!! I had an audible credit & just got this one .... excited for it now 👍🏻❤️ 4d
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Last night I read my story to 150 people at Stroud Book Festival. It was terrifying but/and I loved it! It'll be in the next anthology. It was too late for celebrating after ('cause I'm so middle-aged) but this evening there will be chocolate cake! Two years ago I was all but house-bound: this feels massive.

Sace Congratulations! 7d
CoffeeCatsBooks 👏 👏 👏 7d
Caroline2 Wow that‘s amazing!! So happy for you! 🥳 enjoy and remember this moment and obvs enjoy the choc cake too! You deserve it! 😘 7d
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Reggie I‘m so happy for you!! Let us know when the anthology comes out. 7d
Blueberry 💙 7d
youneverarrived I love this ♥️♥️ 7d
Soubhiville Wow, how cool! 7d
Jas16 That is amazing! Congratulations!!🙌🏽 7d
batsy Well done! Do keep us posted on the anthology 💜 6d
Zelma Congratulations. That is such an achievement! 👏 6d
TrishB Well done Kate. Awesome achievement. 5d
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I'm loving catching up with Alice Oswald's backlist (before I'll let myself read her new one)! I love how she sees things. I love how she expresses what she sees. I'd be as ill-tempered as all hell that she hits the notes I find such hard work to get close to, but her poetry is just so damned good I can only be delighted by it.

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Hello, Lovelies!
It's been a while since I did a #jbuk update: would you kindly comment below if you want to stay in our sweet group? (Please email me if there's a change to your contact details, or what have you.)
Thanks also to @TrishB and @jhod for recent cards 😘

squirrelbrain Yes please, I‘d like to stay with such wonderful friends! ❤️ And thanks to you for organising us! 😘 2w
Cathythoughts Yes ! Love this group. Thanks Kate 😘 I‘m all in ! 2w
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TrishB Definitely 😁 thanks Kate 😘 2w
RachelO Yes please! Thanks Kate 😊 2w
jhod Yes please, thank you! X 2w
kaysworld1 All in from me please ❤️ 2w
Oryx Yes please 2w
youneverarrived I‘m still in 😘 thanks for keeping it all up to date! Oh and thanks @TrishB for the card 🧡 (edited) 2w
Caroline2 I love this group so count me in. 🙋‍♀️ thank you so much for organising it. 😘 2w
Birdsong28 Yes please 🙋‍♀️❤️📚📖 2w
kathedron Oops, I spotted a typo: @jenniferw88 I meant to tag you, too, of course. 2w
eraderneely I know I haven‘t been very active lately, but I‘d like to stay on please! 2w
Itchyfeetreader It‘s been a bad few months for me and I have been MIA all over the place but if you‘ll keep me I‘d like to stay involved and connected and will be trying harder heading to year end 2w
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I had occasion to go to The Burgh yesterday (most people call it Oxford: I have a history of trauma with the place). I got a couple of 2nd-hand books for Miss K in Blackwells but didn't cheer up until we took refuge in Waterstones. In the evening Mr K and I went to hear David Whyte. He's an excellent speaker, whom I heartily recommend.
Extraordinary day: demons faced, books bought, pies eaten, miles walked, defences breached (in a good way).

JamieArc Hearing David Whyte speak is a bucket list item of mine. I love his writing. 2w
kathedron @JamieArc If you love his writing I think you'd really enjoy his talks. He has a gift for holding a room in rapt attention with warmth and generosity. 2w
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Calling Us Home | Chris Luttichau
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Disclosure: Chris is a friend and former teacher of mine. I did four years' training with him and Northern Drum. His book shares some of the Earth Wisdom teachings, essentially time-honoured methods for living sanely in the human and wider-than-human world. I find the stuff about the Four Attentions in particular to be helpful in unhooking myself from old storylines and being more present, which has had a beneficial impact on my mental well-being.

kathedron I don't know who wrote the back cover blurb but I do take issue with the assertion that it is "a bible for our times". That just doesn't seem appropriate from whichever direction one comes to it. 3w
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"... a thriving community of poets whose words inspire us to go out into the world, to look closely, think generously and feel deeply - and above all to communicate openly." (From Bidisha's foreword)

Slightly confusing title as this is last year's book, not the one for the prizes awarded a week or so ago.

It's unfortunate that my favourite of these poems was the opening one (setting me up for disappointment) but this collection isn't bad at all!

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Got my book, got my blanket, got a pot of jasmine tea, got a tonne of work to do but did I mention I've got my book? I picked it up from the library this morning (I've been waiting since July). At last!

Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts on your book 👍🏻♥️ 3w
SamAnne Just started it last night! 3w
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Spring | Ali Smith
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I've reached the conclusion that I admire Ali Smith's ability to write her Seasons quartet more than I enjoy the actual books. She does catch the mood of the times! Or *a* mood of the times: believe it or not there's more than just hate and Brexit happening here, though not deemed headline-worthy.
I'm surely missing many artistic references and their significance.
I came away feeling not trust in the changing seasons so much as bashed by polemic.

Graywacke Interesting. I thought Autumn and Winter managed the literary nuance better - that between thought-provoking and moralistic. 3w
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Whistle in the Dark | Emma Healey
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Not easy to rate. It's not a mystery/thriller so much as an exploration of how inter-generational mental illness impacts upon family relationships. In the doing it makes for characters (people!) who are not easy to warm to. Emma Healey crafts a fine sentence and the varying chapter lengths emphasise the fractured, on/off mother/daughter relationship. It's good but I wasn't struck by the ending and all-in-all I found it a bit... unrelenting.

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Whistle in the Dark | Emma Healey
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I'm soooo grateful that Miss K and I have a much easier relationship than do Jen and Lana. Nevertheless... 💔

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The Crow Garden | Alison Littlewood
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There's something about October weather that brings on a hankering for Victorian gothic! This has been compared to "The Woman in White" but reminded me more of du Maurier's "My Cousin Rachel". The setting and atmosphere are great, allowing the intriguing beginning to draw me in. Unfortunately, several interesting storylines were introduced but not developed and the main plot took a turn which, by the end, was a bit silly. Starts well: ends meh. 3*

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Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Read for my library book club.
It's good: Belinda Bauer is a safe pair of hands (if that's not an entirely ridiculous thing to say of a crime writer!) but I'm perplexed by its inclusion on last year's Booker Prize longlist: "fiction at its finest"? For one thing I thought the motive was rather weak, and it's not especially ground-breaking. However, Jack is a great character and the story moves at a cracking pace and kept me thoroughly entertained.

TrishB I was perplexed too - love Bauer but not prize winning here. 1mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one too & loved Jack 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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Gorgeous poem!
"Day, with Hawk" by Vahni Capildeo

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Fen | Daisy Johnson
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Black mud, brackish water, foxes, eels, hunger and desire! As with Everything Under, there's the feeling of a myth running beneath these stories and unifying them, although here that myth remains submerged throughout and never quite breaks the surface. It all adds up to a collection of strange and unsettling stories that some irresistible impulse had me reading aloud to myself beneath my breath. A fantastic read of an October night!

readordierachel Sounds fantastic! I really enjoyed Everything Under. Must try this one. 1mo
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Future-book related! 😉
So here's a thing...a story I wrote made the final ten for this event and I'll now be performing at Stroud Book Festival!

Nute Wow! Congratulations! That is fantastic! 1mo
LeahBergen Congratulations!! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
GingerAntics 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 WOOHOO!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Bookwomble Fantastic! 😊 1mo
llwheeler Congrats! 1mo
TrishB Ahhhh that‘s brilliant! Well done 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts That‘s brilliant! So excited for you 😁.... ♥️ 1mo
vivastory Congrats!! 🎉🎊📚👏 1mo
DrexEdit That's awesome! Congrats! 😊 👏👏👏 1mo
Jas16 🎉🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 1mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
batsy How wonderful! Congratulations!! 🎉🥂 1mo
youneverarrived Ah wow that‘s fab! ♥️♥️ 1mo
GingerAntics You got this! You‘re going to be great!!! 1mo
readordierachel Congratulations!!! How exciting! 1mo
Reggie Heyyyyy, congratulations!!!!!! So happy for you!! 1mo
jhod That's fantastic, congrats! 2w
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The Waste Land | T. S. Eliot
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Today was a pukka writerly day. I went to the Faber Poetry event at Cheltenham Literature Festival, then spent an hour people-watching and writing absolute shite in Waterstones cafe and rounded the afternoon off nicely with a perusal of the stacks in the library. 😁

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Snap | Belinda Bauer
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The chowder's simmering nicely for a few minutes so I'm making a start on my next library book club read.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Great premise: who hasn't wondered at some point "What if I'd done X instead of Y?" and I like to think about parallel worlds now and then. Also there's the hugely important message about appreciation. But then halfway through it got all Jason-Bourne-meets-Enid-Blyton's-Magic-Faraway-Tree and went downhill from there. And I'm not at all happy that Daniela (MC's wife) ended up as a prize to be fought over/competed for.

kathedron In fairness, Daniela does object to being "raffled off like a fruit basket" but a good few pages have gone by before it occurs to any of the Jasons that maybe she should get to choose which one she wants to be with. 2mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Whereas I feel like he's just done an info-dump on me.
So now I must wonder, is this a male fantasy/delusion (that women are turned on by this kind of behaviour) or is it a parallel world? (It sure as hell isn't mine.)

Lcsmcat I vote for your first theory. 2mo
rwmg Well, I can only speak for myself of course, but I still find it hard to believe that not everyone is interested in general knowledge trivia and doesn't see nice shiny snippets of fact as gifts - and not directed specifically at women (or in my case, men). 2mo
kathedron @rwmg "Nice shiny snippets" are a delight! What I can't abide is being subjected to lectures I haven't signed up for. 2mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Ok, now you've got my attention!

Reggie Ohhhh, I really liked this book. 2mo
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I wasn't expecting to like this, much less to read it in a day! The hype led me to expect it to be more flippant: it's not without humour but I found it sharp rather than darkly comic. Despite the title it's Korede's book, the plain elder sister whose cultural and personal upbringing predetermine her to look out for gorgeous Ayoola. Is Ayoola really the villain of the piece, though, or is it the family, in which violence is perpetrated and hidden?

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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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I struggled to connect with Celie at first because she's so resigned to the horrendous things that happen to her and her family. Her letters to God read like she's filing police reports: just the facts, ma'am; none of your emotive commentary. As I got used to her voice, and as she grew into herself, it was increasingly difficult to put her story down. It's a tough read but, goodness, I wasn't expecting it to contain such deep abiding joy as well!

kathedron Read for #library book group. 2mo
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Three Poems | Hannah Sullivan
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I've got tickets to go and hear her read!
Three long-form poems: "You Very Young in New York", "Repeat Until Time", and "The Sandpit After Rain". Both autobiographical and philosophical, exploring the paradoxical nature of time as simultaneously linear and circular (and the habit the events of our lives have of happening out of sync.) It's a collection that I admired rather than loved, but there's much to appreciate.

kathedron I've put a full review (1200 words) on my blog, if you are interested. The link is in my bio. 2mo
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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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All the horrible things that have happened to Celie since page one and her only source of hope and comfort is a white God that reminds her of a bank clerk! I don't know if I'm more sad or angry.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Such a great book! 2mo
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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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Read it years ago but this BBC radio version was my latest cardio-workout partner.
Antoinette is the daughter of former slave owners in the Caribbean. She has no sense of belonging anywhere, nor of basic safety. Then along comes Mr Rochester (yes, him!) to marry her for her money. It's something of a conundrum, the book comes across as fragmented and disorienting as Antoinette's mental state inevitably becomes. I'm just not sure how deliberately.

kathedron I'm none the wiser as to why Mr R insists on calling her Bertha, but I want to punch him in the teeth on account of it. 2mo
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Some books are mirrors: others are windows. For me, this is a window-book. It tells the stories of 12 people, predominantly women, predominantly of colour, of diverse social standing, all with connections to eachother in some way. I loved its vibrancy! It did verge on preachy from time to time but pulled it back with an ending that was entirely satisfying. I'm happy to see it on the #bookerprize shortlist.

erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review. I have this one stacked. 2mo
jhod Reading this at the moment and loving it 2mo
LauraBeth I always love your reviews! 2mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻♥️stacked 2mo
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Orlando: A Biography | Virginia Woolf
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Yesterday was Miss K's birthday. I was so pleased she chose to spend part of it with me (I mean, who wants to celebrate with their mum?). We went to see Vita and Virginia and had afternoon tea. Not bad for two little hobbits from the Shire! 🎂🍰

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Well, now, what have we here? Would that be a programme for Cheltenham Literature Festival?
Why, yes, it would.

jhod Exciting! What are you going to see? 2mo
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Nobody | Alice Oswald
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Two days after I clambered back aboard the book-buying-ban wagon I learn that my favourite contemporary poet has a new book out.
Poetry Book Society Bulletin, you are sorely testing me!

Birdsong28 If it's your favourite author then it doesn't count towards a book buying ban 📚📖 3mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Where do I start with this self-consciously erudite, slow-paced, "thinky" book? I loved it. No, it's not "right" that the telling of the sad break-up of a marriage and young family foregrounds that of the suffering of refugee children. Yet here we are. I liked the structural echoes. I liked the characters' anonymity. I liked the parent/child relationships. Mostly I liked pondering what she was driving at in the pursuit of echoes of lost things.

kathedron #bookerprize So far for me it's between this and Lanny. 3mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful review... 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
jhod I loved this and Lanny too, the actual shortlist have a lot to live up to! 2mo
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Bearing in mind that the MC is dead before the first page even drops, it's a book that celebrates vitality and, considering the shitty life experiences that Leila and her band of warmhearted social misfit friends go through, it has remarkable joie de vivre. I loved the first part, then, but what to make of the second half? I enjoyed getting to know Leila's friends better but the plot went abruptly off-road into the hinterlands of broad farce.

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Waterstone's Bristol Galleries | Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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A haul of two halves!
Fiona Benson's "Vertigo & Ghost" is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection.
Mary Jean Chan's "The Window" (here in "Fleche") is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.
"Ducks, Newburyport" is the only Booker Prize nominee that I have actually bought. (The others I've read I've borrowed from the library.)
Lastly, "The Poisonwood Bible" is a treat, courtesy of my Waterstones card. ?

Oryx Loved the poisonwood bible! Only read it very recently 3mo
Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts on these 3mo
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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How beautiful is this?
Miss K and I went to see the final part of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery's Japanese print exhibition: nature and seasons. I thought of the Littens even here as there were some prints by Utagawa Hiroshige from a series called "Famous Places in Edo and Murasaki's Genji". This is "Autumn Moon at Ishiyama Temple" where Murasaki is said to have begun "The Tale of Genji" on the night of the full moon of the 8th month of AD 1004.

Oryx Beautiful! 3mo
saresmoore Oh, that is so cool! And the painting is lovely. 3mo
batsy That is gorgeous and it sounds like an amazing exhibit! 3mo
youneverarrived So beautiful! 3mo
Reggie Awesome! 3mo
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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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Ugh, just NO!
Interesting themes (AI, its parallels with Frankenstein, machine learning, personhood) and I liked the Shelleys' sections. The contemporary bits are a hot mess of ideas spouted by infuriating "characters": vulgarian Ron Lord; superior Victor Stein pontificating while fetishizing Ry's body.
Is the single entendre a thing? The brain is not the primary organ here!
AI? I've little faith in *human* intelligence on this showing.

rmaclean4 This was on my Booker TBR...maybe I will hold off and see if it makes the short list. 3mo
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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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I'm a hundred pages in, now, and (predictably enough) am enjoying the bits with the Shelleys and really disliking the bits with the sexbots. What's the verdict, dear Littens? Shall I persevere? #bookerprizelonglist

Emilymdxn I‘m just getting to the end of this one now and I‘ve found it worth reading though I feel the same as you about the different plots. The characters from the sexbot plot do keep being big presences but there‘s less in the way of ‘here are some sexbots‘ going forward. I think the Shelleys plot makes it worth it personally. Tw for quite sudden sexual violence I wasn‘t expecting in the modern plot later on 3mo
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Two hundred years to the day since the Peterloo Massacre, on occasion of which Shelley wrote "The Masque of Anarchy".

MayJasper Today seems full of echoes from the past 3mo
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Speak: A Novel | Louisa Hall
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I'm not convinced this is entirely successful (it has that "just missed" feeling) but it was hard to put down and I'll be thinking about it for some time.
What makes us human? Is it the need to tell our stories and have them witnessed? (Does that mean we are less human when we cannot do so?) And/or is it our apparent inability to inhabit the present moment without under-layering it with a remembered past we can't let go of? Intriguing stuff!

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(Sorry, couldn't help myself! 😁)
#bookhaul

Bookwomble ⚡Aa-ah 😁 3mo
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Don't get me wrong: this collection of short stories isn't a bad book by any means. However, it's like eating a whole packet of chocolate digestive biscuits. Nice, but I kind of know what I'm getting after two or three and can't help but think I'm spoiling my appetite for more satisfying and nutritious fare. 🙊

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Hmmm... I admired her story-craft but didn't actually enjoy the stories all that much. She's great at presenting off-kilter characters and showing all the ways in which they delude and sabotage themselves and each other but a whole bookful of such got rather wearing.

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Midwinter Break | Bernard MacLaverty
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Gorgeous, gorgeous book!
Gerry and Stella are taking a long weekend together in Amsterdam. Except that Gerry is spending much of his in the bottom of a whiskey glass and goodness knows where Stella is sneaking off to! They are good, ordinary, people who think the world of each other... but more than 40 years of shared personal history now demands a reckoning.
It's a wonderful, quiet, humane book. I loved it.

squirrelbrain Sounds fab - stacked! 3mo
CarolynM I've stacked it too. Thanks🙂 3mo
Anna40 Loved this book too and love your review 🌻 3mo
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Not my usual kind of book but when I saw this in the library last week I recognised it from Litsy and decided to give it a go. I enjoyed it. Aaron Falk's an interesting character, I didn't guess the plot, and it turned out to be a quick read for all its 450 pages: it grabbed me by the hand and pulled me along at a cracking pace!

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻 3mo
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Gloucester Library | Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom (Library)
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#libraryhaul
No reading today as I am recovering from the migraine that hit me yesterday. 😥
I did, however, go to the library's book group (good discussion of The Light Between Oceans) and of course I picked up a few books to bring home. I was pleased to find MW of W: now I just need to read Act 1 in the next couple of days for #Skakespearereadalong .

squirrelbrain Hope you‘re feeling better soon😞 😘 4mo
Megabooks Hugs! I‘m sorry about the migraine! 4mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 4mo
kathedron @squirrelbrain @Megabooks @Jas16 Thank you, all! 😘 On Wednesday evening the one thing I could do was try to sleep. Yesterday I felt bruised and foggy and reading was out of the question. Today I'm slowly getting back to normal, 'slowly' being the operative word: everything is taking so long to do! 4mo
Megabooks I‘m glad you‘re improving! 💜💜 4mo
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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A summer's re-enactment of Iron Age life, my stomach was clenched from start to finish. The women forage, cook, and wash clothes while (Molly aside) condoning (from fear and habit) the physical and emotional violence meted out to them. The men are too busy indulging macho fantasies and sparring for dominance to contribute much of use before bonding when the "experiment" goes full-on Lord of the Flies. It's not really about the Iron Age, is it?

gradcat Good review 🌟 ! 4mo
BarbaraBB Great review! 4mo
collegecatlady I loved this one too! 4mo
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Experiential archaeology student Molly is talking to teenager Silvie about her professor (Jim) and about Silvie's dad. They're living as the ancient Britons did, or in accordance with Silvie's dad's notions of what that was which (surprise, surprise!) involves curtailing the women's freedoms, spouting off about racial purity, sulking whenever the professor contradicts him and taking it out on the women. How very contemporary!

laurenbescoby This was a brilliant novel. The first Sarah Moss I read and I really want to read more! 4mo
kathedron @laurenbescoby This is really good, too. 4mo
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Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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I enjoyed this! Maud has dementia and nobody listens when she tells them her friend has gone missing. But is it really Elizabeth she is fretting about? With moments of great poignancy and flashes of humour, Healey still allows this to be a dark tale at heart: it's never twee (it's no "My Grandmother..."). There is necessarily a fair amount of repetition at sentence level, but I rather liked the reverberations of birds, lipstick, marrows and all!

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Elizabeth Is Missing | Emma Healey
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#libraryhaul
I'd reserved the tagged book: the others were sheer opportunism! 😀

thereadingowlvina I enjoyed Elizabeth Is Missing. Good book! 🙂 4mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @thereadingowlvina me too! (Fantastic in audio) 4mo
Megabooks Homesick is odd. I loved it because I love her writing, but fair warning. 😉 4mo
RaimeyGallant The top two have caught my attention. Off to read a bit more about them! 4mo
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Ooof! In a very similar vein to Khaled Hosseini's "A Thousand Splendid Suns" (you have been warned!) parts of this book are brutal but it's the matter-of-fact way in which Weili/Winnie tells her story that makes it so devastating. Wen Fu is all the more horrendous for not being introduced as a fully-fledged villain but rather growing steadily more deplorable as the story progresses.
Does anyone write the mother/daughter dynamic quite like Amy Tan?

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 I‘ve not read this author at all yet, but this sounds great. 4mo
Cathythoughts I‘ve never read Amy Tan ( just see your comment now @TrishB ) & I think this sounds great too ! Stacked 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook I also thought this was really well written. 4mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts she just seems to have passed me by! 4mo
Reggie I loved this book. And Amy Tan!! 4mo
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