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Best books of 2017

At only 44 books (plus about 3 academic books), I read less this year than I have for a long time, but I’ve done so much outside book-life that I don’t really mind. For everyone, doing more of something has … Continue reading

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10 best books of 2015

These are the ten books that I enjoyed the most, that made me think the most, that made me feel the most, or sometimes all three. It includes 3.5 non-fiction books, 1.5 poetry collections, 4 novels, and 1 comic (plus … Continue reading

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Times and Places: Landmark books

Some books always remind you of a certain place or a specific time in your life; a particular person, or a particular cake. The books I keep on my bookshelf are the ones that I’ll either re-read, or mean something … Continue reading

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How to read with a chronic illness

I read a lot. I also have a chronic illness which sometimes makes it difficult for me to read at all (extreme fatigue, migraines, pain which makes holding up a book difficult, etc). It’s different from the kind of sleepy … Continue reading

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10 best books of 2014

These are the 10 books that I loved the most in 2014; the ones that made me feel things, think things, and that I’m most likely to thrust into the hands of random passers by. They weren’t necessarily published in … Continue reading

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Where to start with graphic novels

I’ve only been reading graphic novels for a couple of years. Before, it was partly that I didn’t ‘get’ them as I thought it was all superhero-type comics, but also that it’s hard to know where to start. Like any … Continue reading

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell – The Facsimile

Every year I get myself an ill-iversary present – a weird sort of ‘hey you’re still ill, but have a present’ present. Soon, it will be my three year ill-iversary, which has happily coincided with getting an unexpected refund on … Continue reading

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