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Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim | Top Ten Tuesday
Each week  The Broke and The Bookish  provides a topic for a Top Ten List.  This week it is: Ten Books I Picked Up On A Whim 1. Gender Troubles by Judith Butler I was really surprised to see this in a charity shop as Routledge Classics aren't cheap but they...

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Spring Shenanigans
Clevedon Pier  Well it's been a long time since I've posted. I'm officially back from my holiday, a very 'glamorous' and very extended camping trip around the south east of England. The charity shops in that area had some real bargain books and some beautif...

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On Audiobooks: A Beginner's Guide & Defence
Over the past few weeks, I've seen a few articles on audiobooks, Why audiobooks? At university I found household chores quite boring tasks and I never really paid much attention. Activies: dog walking, cooking, washing up, ironing, cleaning, gardening colou...

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Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads | Top Ten Tuesday
Each week  The Broke and The Bookish  provides a topic for a Top Ten List. This week the theme is: Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads I'm not sure about anyone else but whenever I'm asked, 'What have you read recently?' my mind always goes blank. Thank good...

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Moby Dick
“ Has’t thou seen the white whale? ” Rating: 8 out of 10 Despite Moby Dick; or, The Whale having an almost mythic status today, in
Melville’s own era this nautical epic was panned. For a long time,
there wasn’t much that enticed me to read Moby
Dick but see...

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The Joy Luck Club
“For unlike my mother, I did not believe I could be anything I wanted to be. I could only be me. ”  Rating: 6 stars out of 10 The Joy Luck Club is a series of vignettes (short and distinct episodes) centred around the relationships within several Asian Amer...

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TBR Pile Reading Challenge 2016
Bookish Lifestyle's 5th Annual TBR Pile Reading Challenge! Recently I've been feeling the urge to change my Classics Club list.  As a half-way house, I've signed up to Evie-Bookish 's amazing reading challenge. I stumbled on it by chance and to make up for ...

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On Blogging
I've had a long break from blogging on here recently. Part of me just lost interest, another part couldn't keep up with the amount of reading I was doing and the largest part of me simply forgot all about it. Hopefully I should be back writing one review a ...

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The Revenant by Michael Punke
‘ As he waited for
the rabbit to roast, Glass became suddenly aware of the sound of the river. It
was an odd thing to notice, he thought. He had clung to the river for weeks. .
. . It struck him as strange that the smooth flow of water would create any
soun...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Reading War & Peace [No Spoilers!]
*As seen on Wordery.com here *  Have you ever thought about
reading Tolstoy’s War & Peace but
don’t know where to begin or feel overwhelmed? Look no further. This guide will
help you on your way to finishing War
& Peace . Length A common reason people
don’t...
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